Submit your Proposal for Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)

Full Proposal Deadline Date

November 6, 2017

SYNOPSIS

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to and evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

The AISL program supports six types of projects: (1) Pilots and Feasibility Studies, (2) Research in Service to Practice, (3) Innovations in Development, (4) Broad Implementation, (5) Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses, and (6) Conferences.

CONTACTS

Name Email Phone Room
Address Questions to the  Program DRLAISL@nsf.gov (703)292-8616
For administrative questions contact the Program by e-mail at DRLAISL@nsf.gov or phone at (703)292-8616

Announcement of an Effort to Expand the NSF INCLUDES National Network

National Science Founation welcomes three types of proposals:

EAGER Proposals should produce findings and results that will generate new insights for the NSF INCLUDES National Network, suggest potential strategies for engaging NSF’s existing broadening participation activities in the Network and/or highlight lessons learned that could inform the NSF INCLUDES Launch Pilots and Alliances as they develop. EAGERs are encouraged that:

  1. Conduct research on the implementation and impact of strategies to improve specific problems of diversity and inclusion in STEM, especially strategies focused on expanding networks and scaling effective innovations. Studies should be grounded in the relevant social science, behavioral science, economic, or education research theories or frameworks, apply appropriate methods, and further the evidence-based research (e.g., the science of broadening participation) that illustrates the efficacy of the various approaches, especially collective impact-style approaches; or
  2. Examine strategies being used in projects in the existing NSF broadening participation portfolio. For example, research could examine the implementation, impact, network expansion, and scaling of change strategies used in NSF-funded projects within the NSF INCLUDES portfolio of Design and Development Launch Pilots, or projects funded through such programs as ADVANCE, the Broadening Participation in Computing Alliances, the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation(LSAMP), Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), and Math and Science Partnership, or the outreach activities of NSF research centers and large facilities aimed at broadening participation. Research could explore how strategies such as collective impact or networked improvement communities are being used to address the challenge of broadening participation in STEM.

Conference proposals to:

  1. Link to the NSF INCLUDES National Network the knowledge and results from the NSF broadening participation portfolio of programs and projects, and from NSF center-scale activities (e.g., Science and Technology Centers and Engineering Research Centers, among others), or other major Foundation investments, and encourage new opportunities for collaboration across the network;
  2. Generate novel ideas for how new and existing collaborations and organizations can help shape opportunities for connecting to the NSF INCLUDES National Network;
  3. Communicate research findings from the science of broadening participation research community to the NSF INCLUDES National Network, especially as these pertain to new efforts to translate basic research into practice; or
  4. Provide a platform for new collaborations within the NSF INCLUDES National Network to discuss the development of shared goals, common metrics, and mutually reinforcing activities.

Supplemental funding requests to:

  1. Create opportunities among currently-funded NSF projects, including NSF broadening participation projects, with the goal to build a collaborative infrastructure for broadening participation in NSF-funded research activities;
  2. Provide seed money for experiments in using effective strategies to further broadening participation goals through collaborative change;
  3. Develop linkages between current activities and NSF INCLUDES-funded Design and Development Launch Pilots, including adoption of common goals, shared measures, and mutually reinforcing activities; or
  4. Generate new ideas for bringing a community of NSF-funded projects into the NSF INCLUDES National Network.

Submission Deadlines and Special Instructions

There are two submission deadlines for funding requests in response to this Dear Colleague Letter. Before submitting EAGER or Conference proposals, eligible Principal Investigator(s) should email nsfincludes@nsf.gov with a one-page description of their project to determine suitability for this NSF INCLUDES Dear Colleague Letter and the appropriate deadline for the proposals. Any of the types of requests encouraged in this Dear Colleague Letter can be submitted to either deadline.

  • November 13, 2017
  • April 16, 2018

Funding requests for EAGERs and Conferences should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the guidance in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG): https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=pappg. EAGERs may request up to $300,000 for two years. Conference proposals may be up to $250,000 for up to two years. EAGERs and Conference proposals should be submitted to NSF INCLUDES in the Human Resource Development (HRD) division.

Supplements from PIs of existing grants, other than current NSF INCLUDES Design and Development Launch Pilots, in any directorate are welcome. Eligible supplements must have the potential to enhance both the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts of the existing project. Projects must have an end date beyond September 30, 2018. Eligible Principal Investigator(s) contact their cognizant Program Director(s) and an NSF INCLUDES team member to discuss their request for supplemental support prior to submitting to NSF. The amount requested for supplemental support must be less than 20% of the original award amount, with direct costs not to exceed $200,000. Funding is dependent on the availability of funds. Supplemental funding requests should be prepared and submitted in accordance with the guidance in the NSF PAPPG, Part II: Award and Administration Guide, Chapter I.E.4: https://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=pappg.

More information available here: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17111/nsf17111.jsp

2018 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs

Competition Deadlines:

2018 Predoctoral application deadline is: December 14, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

2018 Dissertation and Postdoctoral application deadlines are: December 7, 2017 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is: January 9, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:

  • All U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

2017 AIRA Meeting Call for Papers and Posters

The 2017 AIRA Meeting will take place FridaySaturday, and Sunday, October 20 – 21, 2017, with

Pre-Conference Workshops on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

 

The call for papers and posters is now open! Please see http://www.americanindigenousresearchassociation.org/annual-meeting/ for details. Abstracts are due to Lori Lambert (22leaningtree@gmail.com) no later than August 30.

APPLY NOW: EvalYouth International Mentoring Program for Young and Emerging Evaluators

INTERNATIONAL MENTORING PROGRAM for Young and Emerging Evaluators
Or through the following link: http://tinyurl.com/ybcgqj74

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

15 AUGUST 2017

·         Are you a young and/or emerging evaluator, seeking to establish and enhance you career in the field of evaluation?

·         Are you finding it difficult to advance your career due to limited professional development opportunities?

·         Are you looking for an experienced evaluation mentor(from your country/region or other countries/regions) to support, coach and guide you in your evaluation career enhancement effort?

·         Are your financial means limited and impeding you from realizing your professional development objectives to enroll in available professional development opportunities?

If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then

EvalYouth Mentoring Program is just for you!

As young professionals, our career needs are sometimes demanding and it may be challenging to find the right guidance to create a successful career. Although there are many excellent evaluation mentors around the world, getting matched to one of these career builders may be challenging. Location, language, financial resources, etc. can be common barriers for young and emerging evaluators (YEEs).

A recent survey EvalYouth conducted, showed that 90% of responding YEEs believe that a global evaluation mentoring program is highly relevant and greatly needed. EvalYouth, through its mentoring program, supported by EvalPartners, fills this gap and provides opportunities for highly motivated YEEs to connect with more experienced evaluation professionals for a 6 to 12 month mentoring program.

EvalYouth mentoring program targets YEEs across all countries and regions around the world. We are looking for YEEs who demonstrate commitment to the evaluation profession, and are looking to commit their time and effort to the advancement of their career.

Important information about the Program:

·         Mentoring is for 6 to 12 months;

·         Mentee should be maximum 35 years old

·         Mentee should have no more than 5 years of experience in the evaluation profession

·         Mentee should have working knowledge of English

To get in touch:

·         For more information, visit our website:https://evalpartners.org/evalyouth

·         For further questions or clarifications, send us an e-mail:evalyouth@gmail.com

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 AUGUST 2017

Call for Papers: 49th Algonquian Conference, Montreal

Call for Papers

49th Algonquian Conference

University of Montreal, Montreal, QC/Canada

27-29 October 2017

http://en.anthropo.umontreal.ca/algonquian-conference/home/

The 49th Algonquian Conference will take place from 27-29 October 2017 at the University of Montreal. The conference organizers are Marie-Pierre Bousquet (Indigenous Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, UdeM) and Jimena Terraza (Institute of Cognitive Sciences, UQAM).

This international Conference is a meeting for researchers from diverse countries and disciplines who are interested in Algonquian peoples, a large group represented in Canada and the United States.

We invite everyone interested to send proposals in English, French or any Algonquian language, for papers in all areas of Algonquian research. Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10-minute question period. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references.

The deadline to submit a proposal is September 1st 2017.

Abstracts must be submitted via email to 49Algonquianconference@gmail.com  as a separate attachment (Word or PDF). In the email subject field enter “Algonquian Conference”. In the body of the email, include the following information:

  1. Title of the paper
  2. Name(s) of the presenter(s)
  3. Department or affiliation
  4. Student or non-student
  5. Email address for each speaker
  6. Postal address
  7. Your requirements for audio-visual equipment

Your proposal will be evaluated in 2-3 weeks. After acceptance, we recommend that you register as quickly as possible.

New Education for Sustainability Benchmarks Developed to Guide Adoption, Implementation

The Journal of Sustainability Education is seeking exemplars of education for sustainability (EfS) as defined by the Individual and Social Learning benchmarks released on Earth Day 2017. They are inviting curriculum plans, assessment instruments, performance indicators, quality criteria, and exemplary student work in order to create an open source database for the field.

Source: http://greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/new-education-sustainability-benchmarks-developed-guide-adoption-implementation/

For the benchmarks: http://www.susted.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EfS-Benchmarks-1.1a.pdf

Returning the Gift Indigenous Storytelling and Literary Festival

Call for Proposals
Returning the Gift Indigenous Storytelling and Literary Festival
University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK/USA
October 8-11, 2017
 
The Returning the Gift conference will be held October 8-11, 2017 at the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK). The deadline for proposals is July 10th, 2017. There is still plenty of time to submit! Please find the instructions below.
 
Next October the Native Writers Circle of the Americas will host the 25th anniversary Returning the Gift Indigenous Storytelling and Literary Festival. Over four days, more than a hundred award winning tribal writers, storytellers, and artists will create workshops, dances, staged readings, poetry slams, comedy sketches, documentary films, pedagogical discussions, literary studies, environmental social justice projects, and live art.
 
RTG organizers invite proposals from scholars, artists, activists, writers, policy makers, and community members that connect with our theme for the festival “Gathering at Our Headwaters.” The theme allows us to focus on two main threads during our festival—reflection and clarity. This is our silver anniversary, making it appropriate for us to reflect on the path of the last 25 years in indigenous creative work. What progress has been made in indigenous literature and art? How has the reception of indigenous creatives and their work changed in the publishing, literary, and academic industries? What shifts have occurred in indigenous focused pedagogy, tribal language programs, and the tribal student body?
 
In addition, paa (water) is a sacred element. It brings life, sustains communities, and inspires countless artists. Indigenous people are all too familiar with the politics of water. The struggle over water figures centrally in self-determination, sovereignty, nationhood, autonomy, resistance, and survival. It is clear with the growing number of legal battles over water rights, continued environmentally destructive acts, the ongoing protests against tar sand pipelines, fracking disposal wells, deep water drilling, pollution levels of the oceans, and the inevitable traumas brought about due to climate change that the need for protective action is growing. Indigenous peoples around the world have formulated innovative and powerful responses to the contamination, exploitation, and theft of water. We wish to honor those responses and further this work as part of our festival. We seek contributions that address the politics of water in any number of diverse historical, political, tribal, or regional contexts. We also seek a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds, including environmental science, social justice, policy, literary, grassroots, activist, historical, and artistic approaches.
 
We encourage innovative project ideas as well as the traditional conference fare. Proposal leader and team member positions can be held by anyone, but we especially encourage proposals that include diverse voices and identify any tribal affiliations within the team. All proposals should include:
  1. A title
  2. 300 word limit proposal text
  3. name, contact info, and a short bio of the lead presenter
  4. names of all other team members
  5. type of presentation/event
  6. subject, theme, or concept
  7. any audio/visual needs or other project necessities for success.
 
Send your proposals or any questions to returningthegift@gmail.com, Matt Kliewer, or Emma Allen. We look forward to your participation and presence in October.
 
If you choose, you may also fill out the proposal form below. The form will send your proposal directly to the RTG team. The form does not accept file uploads, so we recommend sending a traditional Email if you wish to send your proposal in a separate file.
 
Note: Please choose only one submission method per proposal. If you have any questions or need to make a correction to your proposal, notify the RTG team.  
 
Deadline: July 10th, 2017

Call for Proposals – Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association Conference

The Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association <https://h-pea.org/> (an AEA affiliate), is accepting proposals for its 11th annual conference.
Deadline May 1, 2017.

*11th Annual Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA)* *Conference and Pre-conference Workshops * *September 21 and 22, 2017* *Kane’ohe, Hawai’i*

*Featured Speaker: Michael Quinn Patton *

*Call for Proposals*
Presentations will be accepted on the theme: “Evaluation for a Complex World”

*Session Types*

– Demonstration
– Paper Presentation
– Poster Session
– Roundtable (Work-in-progress/Issue & discussion)
– Symposium

Participate in the H-PEA Best Poster Award In Honor of Lois-ellin Datta!
The Best Poster Award honors our esteemed colleague, Dr. Lois-ellin Datta, whose lifetime achievements in evaluation set a high bar for poster presentations in terms of relevance, rigor, precision, and quality. *Dr.
Datta has been a tireless and enthusiastic supporter of H-PEA, providing positive, unconditional support and guidance for novice and indigenous
evaluators.* Her support, both financial and strategic, have been instrumental in our on-going efforts to grow the Hawai`i-Pacific Evaluation Association. First place: $50; Second place: $30; Third place: $20

*Proposal submission link*: SUBMIT NOW
<https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPEA2017> < <goog_2033828791> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HPEA2017>
This form requires a summary, title, abstract, theme, intended audience and relevance statement.

*Important Dates:*
Proposal submission deadline: 5:00 PM HST, *May 1, 2017*.
Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2017 (via email)
Conference: September 22, 2017

For any questions regarding proposals, please contact Yao Hill < yaozhang@hawaii.edu>.

Thank you,
H-PEA Conference Planning Committee

Hawai’i-Pacific Evaluation Association (H-PEA) P.O. Box 283232, Honolulu, HI 96828
Webpage: http://h-pea.org
Email: info@h-pea.org

2017 Call for Proposals Announcement

New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is celebrating its 11th year; over the history of the program, it has supported research grants and career development opportunities for a network of more than 920 researchers from diverse, underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds. New Connections is a career development program for early career researchers, providing support to grantees and other individuals who are part of a network of eligible researchers. Through grantmaking, mentorship, career development and networking, New Connections enhances the research capacity of its grantees and network members. The researchers in this program come from multiple disciplines (health, social sciences, business, urban planning, architecture and engineering); work to build the case for a Culture of Health with strong qualitative and quantitative research skills; and produce and translate timely research results.

For key dates, eligibility and selection criteria, or to apply, please visit the official CFP listing here.