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May Proposal Writing Workshop at GWU

Although it's not directly related to D&D, here's a little something for those of us struggling to make ends meet doing the work we love...
The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held at the George Washington University, May 26-28, 2004. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. $597.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.

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Grants for K-12 Teachers who Emphasize Cultural Connections

This year?’s National Geographic Society Education Foundation is awarding $100,000 in grants (up to $5,000 each) to K-12 teachers in the U.S. or Canada who prepare children to embrace a diverse world, succeed in a global economy, and act as stewards of the planet's resources. This year?’s program emphasizes ?“cultural connections?” ?– projects that promote understanding of and respect for differences between cultures, as well as explorations of students' own heritage. Application deadline is June 10, 2004. Click below for full announcement.

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Fulbright Scholar Grants Available in 47 Disciplines

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers faculty and professionals numerous opportunities for lecturing and/or research during the 2005-2006 academic year in 140 countries and all regions of the world. Awards range from two months to an academic year. Grants are in 47 disciplines and several interdisciplinary fields. Also, many countries offer "All Disciplines" grants, which allow applicants to design their own award. The application deadline for Fulbright traditional lecturing and research grants worldwide is August 1, 2004. For information, eligibility requirements, and online application, go to www.cies.org.

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CIRCLE Awards 30 Research Grants

This summer CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research On Civic Learning & Engagement at the University of Maryland) announced three grant competitions for research on the following topics: (1) political participation and voting (2) K-12 civic education, and (3) youth civic engagement. The three RFPs generated a tremendous amount of interest. Approximately 250 letters of inquiry were submitted to CIRCLE from which about 30 grants were awarded. To view a list of newly funded grants, visit www.civicyouth.org/grants/index.htm.

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News from "Mix It Up"

Here are some news blurbs about Mix It Up - a collaborative project of the Study Circles Resource Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center that has kids stepping out of their usual social boundries in cafeterias across the country. Click here to find out how Carnegie Mellon University students used a $250 Mix It Up grant to make a musical difference in the lives of middle and high school students in their neighboring community. Click here to learn how to apply for a Mix It Up grant at your school or college. And click here for info about Mix It Up's need for a Program Associate.

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Job Opening at the Study Circles Resource Center

SCRC is looking for a full-time Deputy Communication Director. They?’re seeking a highly organized self-starter with strong writing, problem-solving, publishing, and Web skills. The Deputy will report directly to the Communication Director and will draw on experience and knowledge of public relations to assist her to develop and implement the organization's comprehensive communication plans. The Deputy will be detail-oriented and able to balance multiple tasks to support communication functions through research, writing, production and maintenance of the Web site and e-letters, media relations, and general administrative office duties. The Deputy will help the Communication Director collect stories from study circle programs around the country and convey them in a variety of media.

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Fellowship Opportunity for NYC Innovators

The Open Society Institute established the Community Fellowships Program to encourage and support individuals who are creating innovative public-interest projects that address critical social issues. The goal of the program is to provide individuals with an opportunity to apply their leadership in community-led projects that empower and improve the quality of public life. The program seeks to identify and support social-change agents who will work to remove social barriers by creating new opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized communities. Fellows have created projects in such diverse areas as civic participation, education, the arts, and economic justice.

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Community-Police Partnership Awards Available

The Community-Police Partnership Awards program, a collaboration between the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (www.liscnet.org) (LISC) and the MetLife Foundation, is designed to recognize innovative collaborations between community groups and police departments. In particular, the selection committee seeks to celebrate the integration of law enforcement and community building to reduce crime, spur investment, reduce blight, develop positive alternatives for at-risk populations, and enhance other indicators of community vibrancy.

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Petra Fellow Awards to Honor Individuals for Human and Civil Rights Work

Through the Petra Fellow Awards program, the New York City-based Petra Foundation (http://petrafoundation.org/) seeks to honor individuals for their distinctive contributions to the human and civil rights, autonomy, and dignity of others. In addition to awarding fellows a modest financial stipend, the organization seeks to amplify their voices, publicize innovative models for change, foster collaborations, and build a network of emerging and experienced leaders who cross the lines of age, race, class, and issue to work together to build a more just society. The deadline for nominations is February 12, 2004.

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Applications Invited for Fleishman Civil Society Fellows Program

Through its Joel L. Fleishman Fellows in Civil Society program, the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University provides a select group of leaders from domestic nonprofit organizations, international NGOs, foundations, government, socially responsible businesses, and other civil society groups in the U.S. and internationally with the opportunity to come together in residence at the Sanford Institute for a four-week mini-sabbatical. While at Duke, fellows perform research and work with institute faculty and other Duke affiliates on issues related to the development of civil society. As part of the fellowship, housing and program expenses are covered. Fellows also receive a $6,000 stipend. Deadline: May 1, 2004. www.pubpol.duke.edu/centers/civil/

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Policy Analyst Position Opening at Demos

Demos, a national research and advocacy organization, seeks a qualified applicant for a Policy Analyst position in the Democracy Program. Demos provides state and national advocates and policy makers with applied research, policy analysis and organizing assistance in support of progressive new measures for expanding political participation. Lead reforms include election day registration, voting rights restoration for citizens with felony convictions, and expansive state implementation of the Help America Vote Act. Resumes are due February 19, 2004.

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CIRCLE RFP for Youth-Led Research

The deadline for letters of inquiry for CIRCLE's youth-led research proposal is approaching. Letters of inquiry are due February 18, 2004. CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) will consider requests for research on civic engagement that is conducted by youth. Research teams that include youth and adults working together, or research teams of youth and adult mentors are welcome to apply. The RFP can be found here: www.civicyouth.org/grants/applying/index.htm

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Administrative Position opening at PCP in Watertown, Mass

The Public Conversations Project will soon post an opening for an administrative job at their office in Watertown, Massachusetts. If you are or know of an exceptionally well-organized person who thrives in an office environment, please help them to connect with PCP. Go to www.publicconversations.org for details.

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