Call for Proposals: A Working Conference to Chart the Future of Evaluation Education and Training

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

A Working Conference to Chart the Future of Evaluation Education and Training

March 19-20, 2018

Sponsored by

The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI), University of Minnesota

The University of Melbourne (Australia) Centre for Program Evaluation

Claremont Graduate University

The Teaching of Evaluation Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association

The purpose of this working conference is to engage evaluation trainers, instructors, and faculty to begin a formal discussion of the current status of the education and training of program evaluators. The conference will address a range of essential questions, including:

– What are foundational questions in the area of evaluation education, and how can researchers and practitioners collaborate to describe and
explore them together?
– What are the risks of not addressing evaluation education with data-driven questions and solutions?
– What research exists on evaluator education/training, and what is needed?
– How can research on evaluation education be strengthened?

We seek proposals from people who are actively engaged in evaluation education practice so we can establish a collaborative, professional community of individuals charged with teaching the current and future generations of evaluators.

A number of presentation opportunities are available for participants to share their theoretical and empirical work on evaluation education. We are requesting proposals for presentations of 3-5 minutes on a variety of topics related to the education and training of evaluators, including, but not limited to, the following:

– Conceptual framings of evaluator and evaluation education/training
– Research on evaluator and evaluation education/training
– The status and future of evaluation educators in different settings (e.g., university, paid professional development, conferences, in-house
trainings, on-line)
– The role of competencies in curriculum development
– Pedagogy for the practice of evaluation
– Assessing learning and impact from evaluator education/training programs
– The appropriateness and potential of program accreditation and/or evaluator credentialing
– Good questions to shape our vision and future work

All proposals will undergo peer-review for content and fit with conference goals.  For your work to be considered, please complete the application at https://goo.gl/forms/DjzyHmozZtj9lITQ2 and submit your form by January 15, 2018.

Anticipated benefits of this conference and the pre-work leading to it include the following:

Benefits for participants

·         Adding a conference presentation to your resume or CV
·         Establishing connections with others working in evaluation education
·         Participating in a conversation that will shape the research agenda and future of evaluator education

Potential benefits for participants over time

·         Collaborative research and eventual; publications on key topics identified
·         Participation in AEA conference panel presentations in coming years
·         Access to an ongoing community working on cutting edge research to improve teaching practice

The working conference will occur concurrently with the annual Spring Training of the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute. It will begin at
5:00 PM on Monday, March 19, 2018 with an introductory working session and dinner, then continue throughout the day on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, with presentations in the morning and early afternoon and ending with agenda setting and final debriefing. There will be no cost to attend the working conference, although participants can attend the MESI conference for an additional fee.  See www.evaluation.umn.edu for details and more information.

MAE’s 23rd Annual Conference: RFP!

Rita S. Fierro, PhD from Fierro Consulting has agreed to give the Keynote Address at the MAE’s 23rd Annual Conference on May 10, 2018. The conference theme is Enhancing Evaluation Through Effective Communication and Interaction. The conference is accepting proposals for presentations and posters at this time. Go to maeeval.org for more information about Dr. Fierro’s keynote and links to the application forms.

*The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 22, 2018.

NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Annual Tribal Leader Scholar Forum Call for Proposals

The NCAI Policy Research Center’s 13th Annual Tribal Leader Scholar Forum Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN! The Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners, community members, and others to present their findings to tribal leaders, policymakers, and tribal members during NCAI’s Mid Year Conference.

Our theme for the 2018 Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum is Lighting the Way: New Paths from Research to Policy. This theme reflects the desire to shed light on future directions for policy in a way that is deeply informed by research and data in the context of tribal cultures and values. The Forum will take place on June 5, 2018 in Kansas City, MO.

CLICK HERE for the Call for Proposals and Sample Submission Template.

Spencer Foundation Conference Grant Program call for proposals

The Spencer Foundation has released its Conference Grant Program application for proposals to support small research conferences and focused symposia. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017. Click hereto view more program details.

 

The foundation is specifically interested in funding conferences that focus on the topic of creating and sustaining equitable educational spaces specifically addressing how to support the advancement of learners who face structural and systemic barriers in their pursuit of educational opportunities.

Please contact Research and Sponsored Programs if you have any questions or are considering submitting a proposal to the Spencer Foundation.

 

Outreach Grant for Native American and Indigenous Presenters

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology posted the following.

We are pleased to announce that ASWM has received a special outreach grant for our 2018 conference. This will fund participation by Native American and indigenous scholars and researchers. Proposals will be read by an outside panel of scholars, and applicants may be asked to provide certification of their tribal membership. ASWM will consider successful grant projects and articles for inclusion in our forthcoming Proceedings series.

Our external grants committee invites Native American and indigenous scholars, researchers, artists, and activists to submit critical, creative, and practitioner proposals on topics that address the identity and empowerment of Native American and indigenous women, girls, families, and the environment through women-centered mythologies, earth centered mythologies, story-telling, healing practices, inter-generational exchanges, and traditional knowledge and practices.  We encourage work whose objective is to empower both women and the earth to alleviate violence and suffering in both women and the environment. We invite proposals that demonstrate the application of traditional knowledge and wisdom practices in rectifying social justice issues pertaining to women and the environment.

ASWM 2018 External Grant Call for Proposals

ASWM External Grants Proposal Submission form

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

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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

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

National Indigenous Elders Justice Initiative Innovation Grant Announced

The National Indigenous Elders Justice Initiative (NIEJI) has released a call for proposals for the Native Elder Abuse Innovation Awards 2017. The NIEJI Innovation Grant focuses on developing strategies to address the issue of elder abuse in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. The NIEJI Innovation Grant can be used to develop elder protection programs, gather tribal data about elder abuse in Indian Country, and/or produce additional training modules for professionals on working on elder abuse in Indian Country.

The application due date is Friday, June 30, 2017.

To find out more about the NIEJI Innovation Grant, please click here.

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.