The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a competitive fund open to faculty and staff at VCCS colleges to support innovative, targeted projects that closely align with the new VCCS Strategic Plan, “Complete 2021.” The single goal of this new plan is to triple the number of credentials awarded to VCCS students by 2021. All CIF grants need to be developed, piloted, and assessed by the end of the fiscal year. Proposals are due October 20, 2014. Final grantees will be announced after October 24. Go to CIF.
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is November 1. The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants Program promotes faculty development, i.e., builds knowledge and skills within the academic discipline or professional specialty; improves classroom teaching, learning, and assessment techniques; provides tools for effective personal planning to improve the quality of work and life; and enhances administrative and leadership skills to fulfill the institutional mission of the college. Full-time and adjunct faculty may apply. Classified staff may not be primary authors but may be involved as collaborators and co-applicants. Grants usually range from $1,500 to $5,000. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Rob Henderson and Susi Mattheisen in the Grants Office will work with you to develop your project and provide technical assistance. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at http://www.vccs.edu. Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission. Starting this year, the Grants Office will also be following up with the awardees regarding the post-award process and/or to answer any questions.
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The American Association of University Women is inviting applications for its Community Action Grants which promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration for projects is focused on K-12 and community college girl’s and women’s achievements in STEM. One year grants of up to $7,000 and 2-year grants of up to $10,000 are available. Information on how to apply is at AAUW is Accepting Applications – January 15 Deadline
From the November 11, 2013 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy: “For the United States to maintain its global supremacy in innovation, the commonplace goes, the nation must crank out more and more college graduates in STEM programs—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Otherwise a continuing shortage of workers in those fields will sink the nation and its economy beneath the surface of an ever-flatter world, overrun by lower-paid foreigners who have outpaced us in STEM education. Behind the hand-wringing sits the very real question of where the next wave of American jobs will come from.” For more, go to http://chronicle.com/article/The-STEM-Crisis-Reality-or/142879/
Faculty and Staff at NOVA were very active in submitting eight proposals to the Chancellors’ Innovation Fund. Winners will be announced soon!
The Meyer Foundation in Washington, D.C. has awarded $40,000 in continued support of NOVA’s Adult Career Pathways program. It will be used to expand and enhance a program model with demonstrated success in supporting unemployed and low-income adults in achieving their post-secondary goals.
The Grants Development staff packed its cardboard boxes and moved. Our new location is 3926 Pender Drive, Pender 2, suite 126-129. Our phone and email information will remain the same. Please stop by and say hello (and provide us with recommendations for lunch places)!
Due to technical difficulties with its Paul Lee Professional Development Grant form, VCCS has extended the application deadline to October 25. If you have already submitted your application by the original deadline (October 15), you are asked to re-submit to ensure your proposal is received. Contact Debbie Rosen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.