A collection of news items about grants, scholarships, proposal writing, and other topics compiled by Jon Harrison, Funding Center Supervisor, MSU Libraries. For more information, visit the Grants and Related Resources web page or contact Jon Harrison at email@example.com
Michigan is a state with many stories. Some have been told often, and others not at all. With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Michigan Humanities Council’s Heritage Grants Program supports projects that explore local histories of race, ethnicity, and cultural identity in Michigan. These competitive grants will be awarded to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to support exhibits, digital projects, oral history programs, documentaries, cultural ceremonies, community conversations, and other activities that aim to share the history, experiences, vitality, and authentic voices of cultural identity groups in Michigan. By exploring history, projects should aim to examine connections between past inequities, present-day barriers to success, and opportunities for advancing racial equity today.
MHC Staff will offer feedback on draft proposals submitted between December 1, 2015 and January 25, 2016. The final application deadline is March 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm. Grants will be awarded in early June, 2016. The maximum grant request is $25,000. Detailed guidelines can be found here. We welcome creativity and encourage applicants to think beyond the general ideas above. Organizations must be a 501c3 nonprofit or partner with an organization that is in order to be eligible. MHC may be able to help smaller organizations partner with a 501c3. Larger organizations such as colleges and universities will need to demonstrate evidence of meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations in their final application to have a competitive proposal. Individuals are not eligible.
When we hear, see, or remember only one story, we risk misunderstanding the cultural heritage of our state. Heritage Grants are intended to promote a deeper understanding of our past by empowering groups whose stories are often not told or remain unseen to share the history of Michigan from their perspective. There is never only a single story about a group of people or a place. Heritage Grants support projects that bring the authentic voices of cultural identity groups to the foreground and help the people of our state understand cultural differences.
Questions and inquiries should be directed to Joe Cialdella (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TypologyCentral.Com is offering an opportunity to win up to $2,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems. The scholarship will be issued for the fall quarter, semester, or trimester in 2016. Amounts will be paid directly to an accredited college or university in the U.S., to be applied to the winner’s student account.
We will award two scholarships in with the following amounts:
•1st Prize - $2,000
•2nd Prize - $500
The scholarship will be issued annually for the fall quarter, semester, or trimester at your school. Amounts will be paid directly to an accredited college or university in the U.S., to be applied to the winner’s student account.
To further opportunities for those interested in personality type and theory, undergraduate and graduate students who will be attending an accredited university or college in the United States are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is available to those who have completed at least 15 credit hours. Applications in all major fields of study are eligible. Applicants will be judged on the content of the essay they provide, contributions to the study or application of personality type as well as, their academic and non-academic achievements. This is a merit-based scholarship and is not based on financial need.
Applicants must submit an essay of about 1000 - 1500 words. In this essay, you should communicate a personal statement about the use of personality type systems. Some ideas of things to consider:
•How you became interested in personality type
•How you have found it to be of use in your every day life
•What practical uses do the systems have that you think are most important?
•What authors or experts in the field most influenced you and why?
•How do you think these systems can be used to support personal growth?
•What misuses do you think there are of these systems?
•Your personal vision as to how type can lead towards a better society.
•How have you contributed to the study or use of personality type?
You should not try to answer all of those questions nor do you necessarily need to be limited to them. Choose a topic that has personal meaning or interest, is important to you, and communicates the key messages that you want to communicate. The only important thing is that your essay be focused on the use of personality type systems.
Please include the following details in your application: full name, address, telephone number, email, your personality type(s), copy of your transcript, a list of academic and/or non-academic awards and achievements and the College or University you’re attending.Incomplete submissions will not be processed.
Please submit your application via email, to: email@example.com, and state “Scholarship Application” in the subject line.
The application deadline is June 3rd 2016.
Typology Central staff will select a winning application six weeks after the submission date. We will publish the winning essay on the forum, and via social media channels. We understand and care for your privacy. Winning applicants may remain anonymous if they wish. Winners will be notified six weeks after application deadline.
New Writer Scholarship
Apply for the Build Your Own Blog New Writer Scholarship and you could earn $4,000 to help advance your writing career.
Submit your work online by November 29, 2015
For more information visit http://buildyourownblog.net/scholarship
Do you have a project that is just waiting for the right funding? Are you thinking about ways that libraries can improve services to users?
The American Library Association (ALA) gives an annual grant for those conducting research that will lead to the improvement of services to users. The Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant is given to one or more librarians or library educators who will conduct innovative research that could lead to an improvement in services to any specified group of people.
The grant, up to $3,000, will be given to a proposed project that aims to answer a question of vital importance to the library community that is national in scope. Among the review panel criteria are:
Any ALA member may apply, and the Jury would welcome projects that involve both a practicing librarian and a researcher.
Deadline is January 15, 2016.
Procedures and an application form are available at:
http://www.ala.org/offices/ors/orsawards/baberresearchgrant/babercarroll. See the section on How to Apply
Also see related documents linked near the bottom of the page for:
The full press release is available at http://www.ala.org/news/baber-submissions-2016
Questions? Contact Billie Peterson-Lugo, Baylor University, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kari Lucas|Access Operations
The Library|UC San Diego
(858) 822 email@example.com
The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan in 2017 through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program. Artists participate as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. They also serve as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.
Deadline: February 1, 2016
More information regarding the program is available here:
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