U.S. Department of Education Seeks Peer Reviewers

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) administers a variety of both domestic and international grant and fellowship competitions throughout the year and is slways looking for specialists to serve as peer reviewers in order to identify the most qualified grant applicants.  OPE programs address a range of postsecondary issues, including improving college access and degree completion, particularly among underrepresented, underprepared or low-income students, and students with disabilities.  For more information, please go to ED seeks peer reviewers

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Become a HRSA Grant Reviewer!

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking subject matter experts in the health professions to provide peer review of the agency’s grant applications. This is mutually beneficial as it allows you to gain knowledge of the objective review process, and provides HRSA with professional guidance on securing grant applications. To become an HRSA grant reviewer, you must register in the HRSA Reviewer Recruitment Module at: HRSA Reviewer

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VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants – Apply by September 15

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is September 15 for the spring 2020 semester. 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. A combination of time and expenses is possible, with maximum funding for time at eight credits. Most time is funded at three credits. The maximum award for expenses is $5000. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at https://opd.vccs.edu/awards/grants/.

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VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants – Apply by September 15

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is September 15 for the spring 2019 semester. 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. A combination of time and expenses is possible, with maximum funding for time at eight credits. Most time is funded at three credits. The maximum award for expenses is $5000. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at https://opd.vccs.edu/awards/grants/. 

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VCCS Paul Lee Deadline September 15, 2017

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is September 15 for the spring 2018 semester. 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. A combination of time and expenses is possible, with maximum funding for time at eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. The maximum award for expenses is $5000. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at VCCS Professional Development.

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April 3 deadline for Paul Lee Professional Development Grants

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is April 3 for the fall 2017 semester. 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. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at three credits. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at VCCS OPD Grants. Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.

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February 1 2017 deadline for VCCS Grants

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is February 1 for the summer 2017 semester. 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. Summer funding is $2,500. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Susi Mattheisen in the Grants Office will work with you to provide technical assistance. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at VCCS OPD Grants. Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.

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September 15 2016 deadline for VCCS Grants

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is September 15 for the spring 2017 semester. 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. A combination of time and expenses is possible, with maximum funding for time at eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. The maximum award for expenses is $5000. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. 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/careers/office-of-professional-development/opd-grants-program/. Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.

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Paul Lee Grant Application deadline extended to February 5

The Paul Lee grant application deadline for Summer Semester 2016 has been extended to February 5 due to the Blizzard and college closings. These grants are awarded based on the merit of the activity to be undertaken in such areas as discipline, instructional, workforce, career and organizational development. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. Summer funding for Paul Lee Professional Development Grants is $2,500. The funds are paid as a stipend and shall not become part of the individual’s base salary. For more information, please go to Paul Lee Grant Application.

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AAUW Accepting Applications for Career Development Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting applications for its Career Development Grants program which assists women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in a professional development institute, are making career changes, seeking to advance in their current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded in support of coursework toward a degree program other than a doctorate or for specialized training in a technical or professional field. Deadline is December 15. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the AAUW website.

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