6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE)

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA)); the U.S. Department of State-Permanent Mission of the United States to the OAS; the Government of Mexico, as Chair Pro Tempore of RIAC 2016-2018 and the Organization of American States (OAS) as the RIAC Technical Secretariat, and the Government of Canada, we would like to invite you to apply to be part of the US Delegation to participate on the 6th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) which will be held in Toronto, Canada on Sept. 25 – Oct 1. 

ACE is designed to establish long-term global partnerships to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems that will increase the prospect of advancing commerce and trade between participating economies and accelerate business opportunities for all stakeholders. 

ACE plays a critical role in strengthening our hemispheric ties and building on ideas and models that work.  President Obama, Secretary Pritzker, and all of us at the Department of Commerce and EDA understand this, and we strongly believe that when the right partners come together and increase their level of interaction great things happen for job creation, increased investment, and improved prosperity.  We are constantly working to be a more effective partner in driving effective economic development in the 21st century ‒ working to advance job creation and economic growth by investing in American innovation at home and increasing our competiveness abroad. 

The application deadline is July 22, 2016.

http://www.riacevents.org/ace/canada2016/

 

 

Federal Funding Opportunities at the U.S. Economic Development Administration

Federal Funding Opportunities at the U.S. Economic Development Administration
Tuesday, June 28
2:00pm-3:00pm EST 

As the only federal government agency focused exclusively on economic development, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) plays a critical role in fostering regional economic development efforts in communities across the nation. Through strategic investments that foster job creation and attract private investment, EDA supports development in economically distressed areas of the United States. This webinar will highlight EDA’s funding and grant opportunities available for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available EDA opportunities.

Join the meeting at: https://doc-eda.adobeconnect.com/eda_hbcu_webinar/

Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer. For better audio quality, we highly recommend you have the system call your phone.

If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-800-832-0736.

Follow them on Twitter @US_EDA!

 

HHS Grant Writing Workshop at Alabama State University, 6/28-29

June 28-29, 2016 9:00 AM-5:00 PM J. GARRICK HARDY STUDENT CENTER BALLROOM B

Alabama State University – Montgomery, AL

University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) technical writing workshops focusing on resource development and grant writing at colleges, universities and schools of higher education; first come first serve basis with only 35 slots available.

The purpose of the U-VDC curriculum is to provide a systematic, standardized and meaningful guide to assist in the preparation and delivery of basic grant writing workshops and/or trainings for faculty in US colleges, universities and schools of higher education utilizing the VDC method. The U-VDC grant writing course is comprised of 14 modules meant to support faculty, researchers, public health professionals and anyone else interested in improving their knowledge of grant writing basics and discovering the expectations of funders from public and private sectors.

The curriculum includes 16-hours (1.6 CEU credits) of classroom instruction and is constructed using general principles of adult learning theory such as the interactive, practice sessions and sequenced approaches to boost retention of the material.

Continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Certificates of participation will be awarded at the conclusion of the workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Alice Z. McClain (334-229-4379).

                                        CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Vision Design Capacity U-VDC Technical Grant Writing Workshop June 28-29 Alabama State University Montgomery AL Click to Register Now

U.S. Department of Education is excited to announce the FY16 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant competition

The Teacher Quality Programs office at the U.S. Department of Education is excited to announce the FY16 Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant competition. The TIF FY16 grant competition anticipates awarding up to $70,000,000 and making up to 10 new awards to support States and Local Education Agencies to attract, develop and retain effective educators in innovative ways.

Persons interested in applying for a TIF grant are encouraged to review the entire TIF NIA as well as the entire TIF program website for additional information about the FY16 grant competition. Additional information regarding the competition, including details regarding registration for the pre-application webinar, will be added to the program website shortly. Please be sure to check the program website for updates.

We encourage you to pass this information along to others that may be interested in this opportunity. Please direct any questions you may have to TIF5@ed.gov.

 

 

Grant Opportunity for Underrepresented Scholars

APPLY FOR THE 2017

 Young Scholars Program 

Call for Proposals

The FCD Young Scholars Program (YSP) supports policy and practice-relevant research that is focused on the early learning and development needs of the nation’s children who are growing up under conditions of economic insecurity and social exclusion.

Research Focus

All proposed research should focus on the ways in which the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the early care and education workforce (ECE workforce) can support young children’s growth and development across the birth through age eight continuum.

Eligibility

Eligible researchers will have received their doctoral degrees (e.g., Ph.D., Ed.D., Psy.D., M.D., J.D., etc) within one to seven years of application submission. Ten years for physician applicants. YSP encourages applications from scholars who are: 

  • Themselves from historically disadvantaged or underrepresented groups, e.g. first-generation college graduates, and those from low-income communities. 
  • Scholars who represent a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches.

 

To view additional eligibility criteria, research focus, timeline, for more information about the YSP and to apply, please visit the FCD Website and download the YSP Guidelines. 

Please send all questions about the application including technical questions about the online system to ysp@fcd-us.org.  There will be an Applicant Web Conference about the application process for the Young Scholars Program on May 3, 2016 at 3pm ET. During this web conference, FCD staff will explain the Letter of Intent(LOI) application process and answer questions from potential applicants. To attend the web conference, please register here.

Please address any question about the web conference to fcd-ysp@equalmeasure.org

Funding Webinar: U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency , March 24 1-3PM

On Thursday, March 24, 2016  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency will conduct a webinar.

This webinar will feature a presentation by Departmental programs for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available USDA opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is below.

Date:   Thursday, March 24 

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  1. For the Webinar, navigate to the following url: https://usdard.adobeconnect.com/gbojes/
  2. For Audio Only, Dial into the conference line (888-790-1717) from your phone and provide the access code (66247273)

Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate – Deadline is June 14, 2016

The National Science Foundation just released a new solicitation for the Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program.  AGEP seeks to advance knowledge about models to improve pathways to the professoriate and success for historically underrepresented minority doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty, particularly African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders, in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields. New and innovative models are encouraged, as are models that reproduce and/or replicate existing evidence-based alliances in significantly different disciplines, institutions, and participant cohorts.

The AGEP program goal is to increase the number of historically underrepresented minority faculty, in specific STEM disciplines and STEM education research fields, by advancing knowledge about pathways to career success. The program objectives include:  (1) to support the development, implementation and study of innovative models of doctoral education, postdoctoral training, and faculty advancement for historically underrepresented minorities in specific STEM disciplines and/or STEM education research fields and (2) to advance knowledge about the underlying issues, policies and practices that have an impact on the participation, transitions and advancement of historically underrepresented minorities in the STEM academy.

Links to the full solicitation are below.

HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

PDF: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

TXT: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16552/nsf16552.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click

 

USDA, Rural Development Agency Webinar, March 24th, 1-3PM EST

On Thursday, March 24, 2016  the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Agency will conduct a webinar.

This webinar will feature a presentation by Departmental programs for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency highlighting their funding opportunities for HBCUs. Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available USDA opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is below.

Date:   Thursday, March 24 

Time:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

  1. For the Webinar, navigate to the following url: https://usdard.adobeconnect.com/gbojes/
  2. For Audio Only, Dial into the conference line (888-844-9904) from your phone and provide the access code (6815772#)

RFP – NSF INCLUDES – Preliminary Proposal Due Date – April 15, 2016

The National Science Foundation just released a new solicitation – Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES).

NSF INCLUDES is a comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations focused on NSF’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and broadening participation in these fields. NSF INCLUDES supports efforts to develop talent from all sectors of society to build the STEM workforce. The initiative aims to improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented and underserved in the STEM enterprise, including women, members of racial and ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and persons with low socio-economic status. Significant advancement of these groups will result in a new generation of promising STEM talent and leadership to secure our nation’s future in science and technology.

The grand challenge of broadening participation in STEM is to transform the STEM enterprise at all levels in order to fully engage the nation’s talent for the ultimate improvement of the STEM enterprise. As a comprehensive national initiative, NSF INCLUDES aims to address the various complex equity and inclusion-related challenges and opportunities that characterize the nation’s cultural and linguistic diversity, with a specific emphasis on the aforementioned groups. The goal is to achieve national level impact and progress toward STEM inclusion. Viewing this challenge as a social innovation problem, NSF is particularly interested in using approaches to scaling and growth such as collective impact, networked communities and strategic partnerships. The objective is to develop networks that involve representative organizations and consortia from different sectors that are committed to a common agenda to solve a specific STEM inclusion problem at scale. The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support, over the next ten years, innovative models, networks, partnerships, and research that enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that women, blacks, Hispanics, and people with disabilities are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.

 

NSF INCLUDES aims to fund approximately 40 Design and Development Launch Pilots at ~$300,000 each.  Proposers are encouraged  to enlist partners (e.g., industry, foundations, states) who can help leverage and expand support beyond the federal dollars.  More importantly, in FY 2017, all  Pilot projects will be eligible to apply for full NSF INCLUDES Alliances, proposed in the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request at a level of $12.5 million each for five years.

 

Below is the link to the NSF INCLUDES solicitation and a Dear Colleague Letter about the program. HTML: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16544/nsf16544.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click Public Comment: Please see Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) NSF 16-048 for related information.

WHIHBCU Webinar: Federal Funding Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health! Feb. 25,1:30PM-3:30PM EST

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) is co-hosting a series of webinars to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

This webinar will provide participants with information about federal contract funding opportunities for research and development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the nation’s medical research agency which makes important discoveries that improve health and save lives. During this webinar NIH staff will provide a high-level overview focusing on funding opportunities inclusive of cooperative agreements and contracts. In addition, there will be a high-level discussion on the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program area.

Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work and research matches available NIH opportunities. Faculty, staff, and administrators from the HBCU community are invited to view the webinar live and ask questions. Registration information is forthcoming!

Lastly, here is the WebEx link for the webinar:

https://nih.webex.com/nih/j.php?MTID=m53583d450ce25e6818cf9c8e7f04a645

We will be utilizing the toll free number provided WebEx for the participants, the number and access code are listed below.

Number :1-877-668-4493

Access code is: 620 676 411

Participants will be required to enter an attendee ID# which would be shown when they enter into the WebEx meeting on the day of the webinar.

Here is a short how-to-guide for participants that NIH has put together: http://video.nih.gov/webex/docs/WebEx_Participants_Getting_Started_Guide.pdf