Federal Agency Opportunities

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission presents: “Lunch Byte Series: Security Career Day,”

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) invites you to participate in the “Lunch Byte Series: Security Career Day,” which is being held on June 26, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the NRC Headquarters Building, TWFN Exhibit Area, located at: 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852


This event provides an excellent opportunity for workforce development, and is ideal for fostering HBCU partnerships.


The Security Career Day is being hosted by NRC’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), and is open to all NRC employees, contractors and their guests (i.e., including HBCU representatives, faculty, and students)NOTE: All sponsored visitors must follow the NRC visitor policies.


The Security Career Day event is specifically designed to provide career development information.  Attendees will have an opportunity to briefly meet with subject matter experts with a wide range of backgrounds in a ‘flash mentoring session,’ who will share information on the security fields listed:


  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Information System Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Policy
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Physical Security
  • Intelligence
  • Computer Forensic and Criminal Investigations


NRC and other partnering Federal agencies will also provide information on available training:


  • Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (NRC) – iLearn course information for cybersecurity training
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) –  Information on the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) resources
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Will have representatives from the Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch sharing their resources and tools for training.


FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Mike Mangefrida, Senior IT Specialist, OCIO at: (301) 415-2264, or Michael.Mangefrida@nrc.gov.


To inquire about scheduling similar events, please contact: Tuwanda M. Smith, Esq., Manager, Minority Serving Institutions Program, Office of Small Business and Civil Rights at: (301) 415-7394, or Tuwanda.Smith@nrc.gov.


Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Grant Opportunity: YouthBuild


The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), announces the availability of approximately $85 million in grant funds authorized by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub.  L. 113-128) for YouthBuild.

Under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), DOL will award grants through a competitive process to organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services to at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, while performing meaningful work and service to their communities.  In addition to construction skills training, YouthBuild applicants may include occupational skills training in other in-demand industries.  This expansion into additional in-demand industries is the Construction Plus component, a priority in this grant competition.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, DOL hopes to serve approximately 5,250 participants during the grant period of performance, with approximately 85 projects awarded across the country.  Individual grants will range from $700,000 to $1.1 million and require a 25 percent match from applicants, using sources other than Federal funding.

For More Information: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=youthbuild



Office of the Director of National Intelligence

ODNI Career Fair Flyer

Intelligence Community CHCO has sponsored Intelligence Community Virtual Career Fairs for the past several years.  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence is an active participant. This yearly event generates thousands of potential prospective candidates interested in IC employment.  Candidates use this virtual set up to explore career opportunities and chat with recruiters and subject matter experts.  It is a career fair using computers. 

 Benefits include coast-to-coast reach and live chats with potential applicants. IC participants are set up with generic profiles which are used to interact with candidates on-line. 


 ICVCF Purpose

 ·         Attract eligible talent and provide information on how to apply for IC jobs in critical/core mission areas;

·         Increase cost-effective access to competitive talent with critical mission skills and competencies, including critical languages;

·         Enhance collaborative IC-wide outreach efforts in support of core mission hiring needs;

·         Showcase the IC agencies and elements as employers of choice; and

·         Demystify the intelligence brand


Training Location: Online


Training Times: June 19 and 20, 2018 at 10:00 am and 2:00 p.m. (4 sessions)


General information about how the ICVCF works: i.e., logon from difference computers…don’t necessarily have to attend the session in person.  Individuals who are not able to attend any of the four sessions may view the on-demand training video, which focuses on the Rep Dashboard for the staffers. 


May 25 – Registration opens

May 30 – Booth uploads due

June 18 – Attendee sneak preview

June 19-20 – Staff sneak preview and training

June 21 – Live event

June 22-25 – Event on-demand period

Registration can be accessed at http://icvirtualfair.com/




Department of Justice Office of Justice Program Solicitations


Bureau of Justice Assistance

Economic, High-Technology, White Collar, and Internet Crime Prevention National Training and Technical Assistance Program



The Intellectual Property Enforcement Program: Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Economy from Counterfeit Goods and Product Piracy FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement



National Training and Technical Assistance: Capital Case Litigation Initiative FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement



Upholding the Rule of Law and Preventing Wrongful Convictions Program FY 2018 Competitive Grant Announcement



Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) National Training and Technical Assistance Program




Bureau of Justice Statistics

National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 2019-20 – Jails



Analysis of Publicly Available Court Data (APACD)



FY 2018 State Justice Statistics Program for Statistical Analysis Centers Technical Assistance Program



Federal Law Enforcement Agency Deaths in Custody Reporting Program, 2018-2021



2019 Census of Jails and 2020-23 Annual Survey of Jails



2019 Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories



Firearm Inquiry Statistics (FIST) Program, 2018-21



National Survey of Prosecutors, 2019 (NSP19)





National Institute of Justice

Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives




Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

OJJDP FY 2018 Family Drug Court Research and Evaluation Program



OJJDP FY 2018 Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development



OJJDP FY 2018 Evaluation of Internet Crimes Against Children Training




Office for Victims of Crime

OVC FY 2018 National Joint Training Conference for VOCA Victim Assistance and Victim Compensation Administrators (2019–2021)





National Endowment for the Arts Funding Opportunity 

Guidelines for 2019 Our Town funding are now posted. These grants support place-based and knowledge building projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into efforts that strengthen communities. Applications are due on August 9, with funding available on July 1, 2019.


Two webinars will be hosted to offer support for the application process:

  • How to Apply– June 20 – presentation on the FY 2019 Our Town grant guidelines, how to apply, and an overview of the review process. Register now.
  • Tips and Tricks for Success – June 27– presentation to assist applicants in crafting a compelling creative placemaking project application. Register now.





Intern at the Department of Justice!

Department of Justice is now taking applications for interns in the Office of Legislative Affairs (OLA) for Fall 2018. Undergraduates are eligible and encouraged to apply. OLA’s internship program is not compensated, but a local transportation subsidy can be provided.  Part-time internships might be possible for the upcoming fall semester.  More information can be found at:





Minority Business Development Agency Broad Agency Announcement 

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) just issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to launch the opening of its grant competition! MBDA seeks innovative proposals from organizations that are helping minority businesses address their most pressing needs and those of the communities they serve. These grants will provide applicants the flexibility and support to grow their operations and are consistent with MBDA’s mission to ensure minority businesses continue to be instrumental in making America stronger.

Think your organization qualifies? Submit your application here. MBDA is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, July 11, 2018 for proposals that align with the following MBDA key priorities:

  • Access to Capital
  • American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian entities and/or initiatives
  • Aquaculture
  • Disaster Readiness
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Entrepreneurship Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Persons
  • Global Minority Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities
  • Inclusive Infrastructure
  • Research
  • Space Commerce
  • Sustainable Business Model
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization
  • Virtual Business Centers


Eligible applicants may be for-profit entities (including but not limited to sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations), non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, commercial organizations, individuals, state and local government entities, or American Indian Tribal governments.


Want to know more?


MBDA will hold two pre-application teleconferences scheduled for June 18 and June 21 at 2pm; interested applicants only need to attend one teleconference, if desired. For more information, or to register for the call, please visit mbda.gov. A recording of the teleconference calls and Frequently Asked Questions will be posted on MBDA’s website.  Applicants are encouraged to register withgrants.gov immediately and submit proposals as soon as possible.




Endangered Species and Environmental Restoration Programs

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation), Lower Colorado Region, Yuma Area Office (YAO) is requesting proposals to fund projects for activities in support of their Endangered Species and Environmental Restoration programs in Federal FY 2018 (October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018). The YAO periodically makes funding available for conducting activities for Threatened and Endangered (T&E) species and their habitats under Section 7(a)1 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) under the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act Program (FWCAP).





U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) FREE Small Business Exchange and Matchmaking Event


The NRC Small Business Exchange & Matchmaking Event is geared towards providing training for experienced contractors as well as those who are new to government contracting.  The event will be held on June 6th in Dallas, Texas. The NRC’s goal is to inspire entrepreneurial development by providing valuable resources and education from both private and public sector industry professionals to assist participants throughout their journey toward growth in the government contracting sector. The NRC’s goal is also to provide participants with insight to efficiently take advantage of business opportunities by leveraging HUBZone and other certifications.

This is an excellent opportunity for HBCUs to learn how to successfully do business with the NRC, a host of other U.S. Government Agencies, and large prime contractors.  This event is also ideal for fostering public-private partnerships.

Please mention this contracting event during WHI-HBCU meetings, forums and other events.   Please also share this solicitation with the other White House Education Initiative Offices, partnering Federal agencies, and stakeholders.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact Anthony Briggs, NRC Small Business Program Manager at 301-415-8506 or Small Business Toolbox:  https://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/contracting/small-business.html.

TO REGISTER for the Small Business Exchange and Matchmaking Event, click the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-nuclear-regulatory-commission-small-business-exchange-and-matchmaking-event-tickets-42364567562.




Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions
Proposal/Application Writing Workshop

Date: June 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Army Research Office
The Frontier Building at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Points of Contact: Ms. Patricia Huff or Ms. Evelyn Kent
Patricia.A.Huff26.civ@mail.mil or Evelyn.W.Kent.civ@mail.mil

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: http://ousdre-hbcumiworkshop.com/index.html

The OUSD(R&E) is pleased to announce a proposal/application writing workshop as the second event in a series of activities intended to provide program, process, and funding opportunity information to our minority-serving institutions. The first workshop, held in June 2017, focused on Department of Defense funding opportunities and business processes.

Representatives from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense Agencies, along with non-government presenters, will provide insights on writing competitive proposals/applications in response to Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs) and other Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs).

The proposal/application writing workshop topics will include the following:

 Identifying and cultivating DoD funding opportunities
 Basic research interests and the construction of BAAs and FOAs
 “Other” programs: Outreach, enrichment, STEM, and workforce development
 Strategies for effective proposal/application writing
 HBCU/MI best practices
 Managing the proposal/application writing process
 What reviewers/panels consider when evaluating proposals/applications
 Preparing an effective budget
 Assistance instruments management and Grants.gov

The workshop hosts and planners anticipate an interactive event with opportunities for networking with workshop presenters and participants.


White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities


 “The Federal Opportunities for Academic Disciplines Webinar Series: Humanities and the Social Sciences”


The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) will begin hosting a series of webinars focused on academic disciplines to educate Historically Black Colleges and Universities on the grants and opportunities available to them throughout the federal government.

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 the initiative will launch the first webinar in the Academic Discipline Series: Humanities and the Social Sciences.  The Initiative will co-host this webinar with several federal agencies including, the Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Office of Personnel Management.

This webinar will highlight funding opportunities and describe the support the featured agencies provide for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work, needs and research match available federal opportunities.

Date: May 30, 201

Time: 2PM-3:30PM EST

Please distribute to your networks!

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Windows must use Internet Explorer v9 or higher

MAC must use Safari

1. Dial: 800-593-9992 


2. Enter the participant passcode: 3786498


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1. Go to https://educate.webex.com/educate/k2/j.php?MTID=t57c60293869be5ef0b675af1c119a63f

2. Enter your name and email address.

3. Enter the session password: welcome.

4. Click “Join Now”.

5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.



Grants Notice – Soliciting Applications for New Five (5) Year Cooperative Agreement Awards


The Social Security Administration (SSA) announces the solicitation of applications for cooperative agreements to compete a Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC).  SSA seeks applications in support of the RDRC that will continue to serve as a national resource fostering high quality research on matters related to retirement and disability policy.  The Consortium may consist of one or more research “centers” – research organizations, universities, and associations of research organizations and universities in the United States that may include affiliates at other research institutions.  Application deadline is June 8, 2018.  The Consortium’s program purpose is to benefit the public through the following:


  • Research, evaluation and data development.  SSA expects the RDRC to plan, initiate, and maintain a social science research program of high quality that will cover issues related to Social Security programs in addition to broader retirement and disability policy.  To facilitate the production of research, the RDRC can conduct data development activities including both the development of and expanded access to research data.
  • Dissemination.  The RDRC will disseminate policy research findings using a variety of media to inform the academic community, policymakers, and the public.
  • Training.  The RDRC will train and provide funding support for graduate students and postgraduates to conduct research on retirement and disability policy related matters.


The announcement is available on Grants.gov and may be accessed directly at https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=303915.


Department of Justice-Office of Justice Programs Grant Solicitations


Below are links to DOJ/OJP grant solicitations. Additionally, all OJP solicitations can be found at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.   Please feel free to share this information with your network and community.


Bureau of Justice Assistance

Justice Information Sharing Training and Technical Assistance (JIS TTA) Program



Strategies for Policing Innovation



Bullet Proof Vest Partnership




Bureau of Justice Statistics

National Inmate Survey (NIS-4) 2019-20 – Jails



National Institute of Justice

Criminal Justice Testing and Evaluation Consortium



Criminal Justice Requirements and Resources Consortium



Research and Evaluation on Trafficking in Persons



Research on Reducing Violence in Communities



Research and Evaluation on Prevention and Mitigation of Domestic Pathways to Terrorism



Understanding the Impacts of Policing Strategies and Practices



Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice



Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System



Investigator-Initiated Research and Evaluation on Firearms Violence



Research and Evaluation on Promising Reentry Initiatives



Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Mentoring Research Partners Program



Initiative To Develop a Research Based Practice Guide To Prevent and Reduce Youth Violence in Communities



Improving Juvenile Reentry Programs’ Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting



Second Chance Act Ensuring Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth in Confinement and While Under Community Supervision



National Juvenile Court Data Archive



Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking



Victims of Child Abuse Act Support for Children’s Advocacy Centers Programs



Second Chance Act Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated Parents With Minor Children



Law Enforcement and Youth Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program



State System Enhancements for Youth Offenders



Redesign Study of OJJDP’s Juveniles in Corrections Data Collections



Juvenile Reentry Research and Evaluation Program




DOI Job Opportunities Webinar

On May 17, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 1 will announce through www.USAjobs.gov approximately 50 positions for recent graduates and current Federal employees.

On May 8, 10, and 17, the Service will host webinars for students and others interested in learning about working with the Service, the positions that will open in Region 1, and how to apply for the open positions.


To view the recruitment flyer, click here: https://www.fws.gov/cno/diversity_hiring/work-for-wildlife.pdf

To register for the webinars, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/3YRJPPuh490U1gdf1




Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program

The funding opportunity announcements for FAST are now open: May 4, 2018 through June 20, 2018.

See www.grants.gov for full announcement information:   FAST-2018-R-0012 (general applicants, $2 million available for awards up to $125,000) FAST-2018-R-0012A (SBTDCs, $1 million available for awards up to $125,000)

The FAST Partnership Program provides one year funding to organizations to execute state/regional programs that increase the number of SBIR/STTR proposals (through outreach and financial support); increase the number of SBIR/STTR awards (through technical assistance and mentoring); and better prepare SBIR/STTR awardees for commercialization success (through technical assistance and mentoring).


More information on FAST at www.sbir.gov/about-fast



Community Conversations Research Competition – Notice of Funding Opportunity FY2018

This competition focuses on engaging communities in conversations about their civic health using participatory research approaches to facilitate civic engagement and strengthen community capacity to address local issues, both of which are central to CNCS’s mission.

CNCS has a strong belief in the importance of scholarly research to conduct credible and meaningful research on national service, volunteering, civic engagement, and social capital. Through research grants, CNCS’s Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) engages a broad community of academic and applied researchers in this effort. ORE also supports the use of multifaceted research approaches and introduces cutting-edge research methods and designs into their studies.

Moreover, ORE is also working on how to make research meaningful and useful not only for researchers but for local communities so that communities can use this knowledge to strengthen civic infrastructure and tackle community identified concerns. Participatory research is one type of cutting-edge field research that ORE is supporting to gain a local perspective and make research more relevant to the needs of the community.

CNCS is seeking applications from institutions of higher education that work with and in local communities to use a participatory research approach to:

  • actively engage residents and other local stakeholders in a research process,
  • identify a local issue of concern to the community,
  • understand what may facilitate or hinder participation to address the issue, and
  • create a collaborative action plan to increase civic engagement and build relationships to tackle the community-identified issue.

For More Information, visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2018/community-conversations-research-competition


Department of State

Learn how to internationalize your campus through the Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program.

 The Fulbright Scholar-in Residence (S-I-R) Program enables U.S. colleges and universities to bring  visiting scholars from abroad to campus for a semester or academic year.  Scholars lecture,  interact with students, faculty, and other members of the campus, and engage with the local community in a wide variety of ways.  Scholars can be requested by name or recruited for you by U.S. Embassies and Fulbright Commissions in 150 countries around the world in a host of subject fields.  This is an excellent way to internationalize your curriculum, campus, and community and preference in this Program is given to Minority-serving Institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities. To learn how to apply to host a Fulbright-Scholar-in Residence and what makes a successful application, a special webinar is being offered for MSIs, including HBCUs. It will feature program administrators and MSI representatives who have been successful S-I-R hosts.   Date and time: April 25, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT.  To register, go to https://www.cies.org/event/scholar-residence-minority-serving-institutions-alumni


The Fulbright Scholar-in Residence Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars/Institute of International Education.



Health Resources and Services Administration

Save the Date: Find Your Next Career at the April 11 Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair

Behavioral health professionals are encouraged to attend a virtual job fair hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

More than 100 health care organizations across the country will participate and discuss open positions for:

·         Psychiatrists

·         Psychologists

·         Licensed Clinical Social Workers

·         Licensed Professional Counselors

·         Marriage and Family Therapists

·         Nurses, specializing in psychiatry, mental or behavioral health

·         Physician Assistants, specializing in psychiatry, mental or behavioral health

Join the virtual job fair to connect with recruiters who will discuss:

·         Clinical environments, including approaches to integrated care

·         Patient populations

·         Community culture

·         Salary and benefits

Loan Repayment Opportunity

Clinicians hired by organizations in Health Professional Shortage Areas may also qualify for educational loan repayment through HRSA programs, such as the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps.

How to Register

·         Create your professional profile on HRSA’s Health Workforce Connector

·         Register today by visiting http://bit.ly/HRSAVJF

·         Join the Virtual Job Fair email list to receive updates about the event and future Virtual Job Fairs

Participation Details

·         Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

·         Time: 6:45 – 10:15 p.m. ET

·         To join, you will need a phone and a computer or tablet with internet connection

Visit bhw.hrsa.gov for more information on HRSA and their loan repayment programs for health care providers.


U.S. State Department

Interested in a foreign affairs career?

Join the Department of State for our 9th Annual HBCU Foreign Policy Conference on February 16, 2018 #HBCUsAtState #EngageAmerica

Register →http://ow.ly/hydf30he0g1


National Endowment for the Humanities

Internship: Office of Federal/State Partnership

We are looking for interns with a passion for the humanities and strong writing, communications, and organizational skills. Interns must be self-directed, able to complete tasks in a timely manner, and pay close attention to detail. Potential projects include research on public humanities topics, writing for our website and e-newsletter, and digital records management.

Current graduate students in public history, library science/information management, museum studies, and other humanities-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted in July/August (for the fall semester), November/December (for the spring semester), and April/May (for the summer). We are looking for a commitment of 15-30 hours per week, Mondays-Fridays for six to twelve weeks. Scheduling is flexible.

For More Information, please visit:



Peace Corps

Office of Strategic Partnerships & Intergovernmental Affairs (SPIGA)

The Office of Strategic Partnerships & Intergovernmental Affairs (SPIGA) is looking for interns. Interns will support our office across a range of activities and projects that promote and maintain Peace Corps’ strategic partnerships, both within the agency and externally. Applicants must be available for a minimum of 30/hours per week, and demonstrate strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks and work independently in a fast-paced environment.

For More information, please click here: PeaceCorps InternshipOpportunity


Office of Personnel Management

Free Virtual Training Sessions For Students and Recent Graduates

Have you been thinking about applying for employment with the Federal Government? Would you like guidance from experts on how to get a Federal job? Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for a series of in-depth briefings designed to assist those seeking jobs with the Federal Government.

To find out more or to register, please click here: OPM Student Sessions on Pathways Programs



Appalachian Regional Commission

 2018 POWER Initiative

Registration for the Appalachian Regional Commission’s five forthcoming public workshops about the 2018 POWER Initiative to help Appalachia’s coal-impacted communities diversify their economies is now live at  www.arc.gov/workshops .

POWER Initiative Regional Workshops

ARC is holding 5 workshops across Appalachia Feb 14.-March 14 on POWER funding opportunities for coal-impacted communities.

For more information, please click here: http://www.cvent.com/events/power-initiative-regional-workshops/event-summary-7bf11a3fd63b4e3590be721f5e329180.aspx


Department of Energy

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School Program Now Accepting Applications – Summer 2018

The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. This program will be held June 11 to July 20, 2018, at the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Nuclear forensics involves examining materials recovered from radiological and nuclear events of an illicit or hostile nature in order to determine their character and origin. Nuclear forensics conclusions, combined with information from law enforcement investigation and intelligence, help identify those responsible for planned and actual attacks.

Nuclear forensics supports the U.S. Government commitment to identify and hold fully accountable any state or non-state actor that willfully supports, enables, or engages in hostile weapons of mass destruction activities that threaten the United States or our allies and partners.


Important Dates

  • Application deadline:February 28, 2018
  • Reference received deadline: March 9, 2018
  • Candidates notified of selection:March 1-30, 2018
  • Program dates:June 11 to July 20, 2018
  • Field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory:Tentative date of July 11, 2018

APPLY HERE: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/3814

If you have any questions, visit https://orise.orau.gov/nfuss/ or contact NFUSS@orau.org.


Social Security Administration

Student Opportunities

            Summer Fellowship Program

      • Detailed website information: http://www.disabilitypolicyresearch.org/disability-research-consortium/fellowships
      • Administered on behalf of SSA by Mathematica Policy Research.
      • A stipend of $6,500 over the fellowship period.
      • The summer fellowship program is an opportunity for students in Master’s programs or early in doctoral programs (pre-dissertation phase) to spend the summer of 2018 at Mathematica’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy.
      • Application deadline: Friday, February 9, 2018


            Dissertation Fellowship Program

      • Detailed website information: http://www.disabilitypolicyresearch.org/disability-research-consortium/fellowships
      • Administered on behalf of SSA by Mathematica Policy Research.
      • A stipend totaling $28,000 for each selected dissertation fellow.
      • The dissertation fellowship program offers opportunity for students to conduct doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy, and is geared to graduate students working on their dissertation. Dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution.
      • Application deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018



Environmental Protection Agency Grants Award Process Webinar

The Office of Grants and Debarment will host a Grants Award Process Webinar for EPA applicants and recipients. This is a high level webinar that covers topics related to finding and applying for grants, as well as the basics of managing an award.   The webinar will be recorded.

Link to Webinar Info: http://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-award-process-webinars

Date: Tuesday January 23, 2018

Time: 2-3pm ET

No registration is necessary.




U.S. Department of State Innovation Fund Grants


The U.S. Department of State encourages all higher education institutions (HEIs) to apply for Innovation Fund grants to expand student exchange and training opportunities.  See the details below:


How to apply:

  1. JOIN the Innovation Fund (it’s free!) and apply for Innovation Fund grants:

Join the 100K Innovation Network and connect to higher educations in the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean:




  1. Review the eligibility and requirements for each grant.



  1. Apply and submit the required information no later than the established deadline.



Santander Competition for Innovations in Study Abroad Partnerships and Collaborations

This Innovation Fund grant competition is open to universities/ colleges/ technical training institution in all Western Hemisphere countries and universities and community colleges in the northeastern United States — specifically Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, & Rhode Island.

Innovation Fund grant proposals can focus on any field of academic study and should show how proposed higher education institution teams would work together to implement new short-term exchange and training opportunities for students to/from the Unites States and the rest of the WHA region.

Deadline:  February 15, 2018

U.S.- Argentina Workforce Development Competition

This competition is open to Higher education institutions in the United States and Argentina that increase student mobility in fields of Economic Development and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and economic development, with a special emphasis on energy, geosciences, and national resource management.

Proposals can focus on increasing outbound opportunities for students; on expanding the capacity for the partner institutions to host them or to reciprocate the exchange by sending students; on expanding their own capacity to host international students; or offer models that integrate increased flow in both directions.

Deadline: March 15, 2018


FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: http://www.100kstrongamericas.org/grants


EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving solicitation is now open!

Proposal Deadline: Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Request for Proposals

Ten awards will be made (one award per region) in amounts of up to $120,000 per award for a two-year project period. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations seeking to address environmental and public health concerns in local underserved communities through collaboration with other stakeholders, such as local businesses and industry, local government, medical providers, and academia.



All proposals must be submitted through the Grants.gov (https://www.grants.gov/) website! To apply for this funding opportunity, go to the link below. At the top of the screen, click Applicants and then Apply for Grants, to register and complete an application: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298732


Pre-application Assistance Calls

Applicants are invited to participate in conference calls with EPA to address questions about the EJCPS Program and this solicitation. Interested persons may access the pre-application assistance calls by dialing 1-866-299-3188 and entering the code 202-564-0152 when prompted. The following are the conference call dates and times:

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • EJSCREEN Tutorial for applicants. *You will need a computer for this session. Register Here!


  • Thursday, January 11, 2018 (en Español): 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


  • Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


  • Thursday, February 1, 2018 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


In accordance with EPA’s Assistance Agreement Competition Policy (EPA Order 5700.5A1), EPA staff will not meet with individual applicants to discuss draft applications, provide informal comments on draft applications, or provide advice to applicants on how to respond to ranking criteria.


Applicants are responsible for the contents of their applications. However, consistent with the provisions in the announcement, EPA will respond to questions from individual applicants regarding threshold eligibility criteria, administrative issues related to the submission of the proposal, and requests for clarification about the announcement.

Frequently Asked Questions



National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation launched the Historically Black Colleges and Universities – Excellence in Research Program (HBCU-EIR) as a track within the new HBCU-UP Solicitation NSF 18-522. In response to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, this is a high priority program for the Agency. It will provide strategic opportunities for HBCUs to stimulate further research and strengthen research capacity.

HBCU institutions, on behalf of principal investigators (PIs) who must be full-time faculty members at an HBCU, are eligible to submit the following proposals as part of the HBCU Excellence in Research Program:

  1. a) Collaborative research projects of up to $1 million that are expected to build and support the development of research capacity at HBCUs. Projects must have a research focus in one of the research areas supported by NSF, and a direct connection to the long-term plans of the host department(s) and the institutional mission. Proposers are encouraged to establish a research collaboration with one or more additional HBCU partner institutions to work with faculty and to build and expand research capacity.
  2. b) Research projects of up to $500,000 to support research by individual PIs. The project should help to further the PI’s research, to improve research capacity at the institution, and to involve students in research experiences. Collaborations are encouraged.

For further information, please go to the above linked document. Of course, HBCU-UP still supports STEM research and education at HBCUs through the existing funding opportunities, including Broadening Participation Research Centers, Implementation Projects, Targeted Infusion Projects, Research Initiation Awards and Broadening Participation Research Projects.


HBCU Excellence in Research Program 

NSF is forming the HBCU Excellence in Research Program which will provide strategic opportunities for HBCUs that stimulate sustainable improvement in their research and development capacity and competitiveness.

NSF anticipates announcing the program as part of the next HBCU-Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) solicitation revision, which is expected to be released by December 2017.



Grant Opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (April Deadline)
Awards for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities support individual faculty or staff members pursuing research of value to humanities scholars, students, or general audiences. Eligible projects include pursuing research in primary and secondary materials; producing articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, or other scholarly resources; and conducting research to revise an undergraduate course or the achievement of institutional or community research goals. For example, a grant supported a Howard University professor to study the relationship between race and forensic science in American crime fiction. Contact 202-606-8200 or FacultyAwards@neh.gov with questions. Faculty may also apply to the Fellowships program, which also has an April deadline.

Preservation Assistance Grants (May deadline)
Preservation Assistance Grants help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their significant humanities collections. These may include special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects, and digital materials. For example, Xavier University of Louisiana received a grant to prepare a disaster plan and purchase new climate monitoring equipment for the university’s archives and special collections. Contact 202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov with questions or drafts.

Humanities Access Grants (May deadline)
Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups: youth, communities of color, and economically disadvantaged populations. Grants establish or augment term endowments (that is, endowments whose funds are entirely expended over the course of a set time period) to provide funding for existing programs. Spelman College received a grant to support paid internships for museums studies students. Contact 202-606-8309 or at challenge@neh.gov with draft applications or questions.

Common Heritage (June deadline)
Common Heritage grants seek to capture the cultural heritage found in homes, family histories, and life stories by supporting day-long digitization events organized by community institutions. These events allow members of the public to bring historical materials to digitize for the institution’s collection. The applicant institution plans, promotes, and organizes the event and ensures that a wide range of materials¬-including historical photographs, artifacts, and documents can be digitized. The institution also offers public programming that connects the artifacts to a central theme. Small and medium-sized institutions that have not previously received NEH support are especially welcomed to apply. For example, Lincoln University in Pennsylvania was awarded a grant to host a digitization day to chronicle the university’s history. Contact 202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov with questions or drafts.

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (July deadline)
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that support the preservation and accessibility of humanities resources. This program seeks to help institutions such as libraries, archives, and museums maintain collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Awards are given to help extend the life of these materials, make their content widely accessible, and to create reference resources. For example, the University of Southern Mississippi received a grant to digitize and index their collection of oral history interviews documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. Contact 202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov with questions or drafts.

Public Humanities Projects (August deadline)
Public Humanities Projects support projects that create ways for the general public to engage with the humanities. This can take place in the format of an exhibition, a community discussion, or a historic place—for example, a historic home that offers guided tours. The purpose of these projects is to connect people with topics in the humanities, like history, literature, or ethics, while encouraging dialogue and exchange of ideas about the topic. Jackson State University received a grant to create an exhibition on author and poet Margaret Walker. Contact 202-606-8269 or publicpgms@neh.gov with questions or drafts.

Summer Stipends (September deadline)
Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing research related to the humanities over the period of two consecutive months. The research done as part of a Summer Stipend typically results in an article, book, or some other type of scholarly resource. Summer Stipends support research at any stage of development. Contact 202-606-8200 or stipends@neh.gov with questions or drafts.

Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (June deadline)
Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities seek to strengthen the teaching and study of the humanities. These grants may be used to enhance existing humanities programs, resources, or courses, or to develop new ones. For example, Dillard University received a grant to infuse New Orleans Creole culture, history, and literature into their humanities courses. Contact 202-606-8471 and hi@neh.gov with questions or drafts.

Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (December deadline)
Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections seek to help cultural institutions preserve large and diverse collections of humanities materials. The best way for institutions like libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations to protect their collections is through preventative conservation, which involves things like managing relative humidity and safeguarding collections from theft or other disasters. Funding for these projects supports sustainable approaches to preservation, including balancing the effectiveness, cost, and environmental impact of conservation measures. Contact 202-606-8570 or preservation@neh.gov with questions or drafts.

Non-grant Opportunities

Find Your State Humanities Council
NEH supports a state humanities council in every state and U.S. territory. Councils create public programming, award grants, and organize state-wide initiatives. Find your state humanities council here.

NEH on the Road
NEH on the Road is a traveling exhibition program that seeks to bring exhibitions to every corner of the country. These exhibits require only 2,000 feet of space, meaning that small to mid-sized museums, libraries, schools, and universities can host these exhibitions. To bring NEH on the Road to your community, institutions should first complete a grant application.

Tips from Grantees

NEH grantees have great insights about the grant writing process that they want others in the field to know. We collected a few tips from NEH grantees:
• Call NEH staff to ask for advice and to make sure you are applying for the right program.
• Ask a program officer to review a draft application six to eight weeks before the deadline.
• Gain insights on successful applications by signing up to serve on an NEH peer review panel.
• Work with the experts in your field and ask one (or more) of those experts to review a draft of your application.
• Ask for comments on previous applications (both successful and unsuccessful) to strengthen your current application.
• Highlight the humanities content.


High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Pathway Initiative

We are pleased to inform you of an important new grant opportunity being made available by the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education in the U.S. Department of Education— the High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher Pathway Initiative.

From your valuable input, we recognized that consistent shortages of high school CTE teachers make it difficult to respond to student and community interest in creating or expanding CTE programs focused on in-demand industry sectors and occupations.  Just announced in the June 13, 2017, Federal Register, this grant opportunity will award up to $3.6 million for strategies and activities that seek to address these shortages.  We anticipate awarding 5-7 grants under this initiative.  Questions may be directed to CTEteachergrant@ed.govApplications are due July 28, 2017.

Please plan to attend the pre-application webinar scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 2:00 pm EST.

Additional information on this grant opportunity has been posted to the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network (PCRN) website at http://cte.ed.gov.



EPA Grants Award Process Webinars

EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment periodically hosts webinars for the EPA grants community. If you are interested in applying for EPA grants or are currently managing an EPA grant, please consider attending one of the upcoming webinars listed below.

You do not need to register. If you wish to attend, just go to the following link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Grant Award Process Webinar. There is no call in number – audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones.

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar.

For additional information regarding this webinar, please click here: https://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-award-process-webinars



Grant Opportunity in Minority Research

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Office of Minority Health

Minority Research Grant Program

For Fiscal Year 2017, CMS is pleased to announce two funding opportunities for systems level (e.g. health plans, hospitals, health systems) collaborative research that explores solutions to disparities that are prevalent in cardiovascular health, pre-diabetes, diabetes, and/or kidney disease among minority populations. One grant is for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (CMS-1I0-17-001), and the other is for Hispanic Serving Institutions (CMS-1H0-17-001). The funding period is for two years and the amount of each grant is $322,500. The funding opportunity announcements are accessible on Grants.gov.  Applicants will have 30 days to submit their application.  Applications are due by July 10, 2017.   To qualify for the grant, academic institutions/organizations must meet the program requirements available here. For more information about the Minority Research Grant Program, please contact HealthEquityTA@cms.hhs.gov.


Department of Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2-4 p.m. EST

Join leaders in the chemical and biological defense community as they present research funding opportunities and recruiting programs during a live webinar, titled “Next Generation Research Opportunities: What’s On the Research Horizon,” hosted by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Panelists will discuss current research areas, career opportunities including internship, fellowship and presidential scholar programs, and active solicitations. In addition, lessons-learned in the basic and applied research community will be highlighted.

Following speaker presentations, webinar attendees and panelists can chat during a live, interactive question and answer session.

Current and future students, basic and applied science researchers are encouraged to attend this no-cost professional development event.

This webinar is the third in DTRA’s Partnering for Strategic Threat Reduction Research three-part series.

Click here to join the webinar:




NEH Summer Stipends Program

Dear Colleagues,

As you wrap up the academic year, we wanted to urge you and your faculty to start preparing for next fall’s deadline for the NEH Summer Stipends program. The deadline for this year’s competition is September 27, 2017, and the grant guidelines have just been posted. The grant award is $6000.

We especially encourage you to share this grant opportunity with junior faculty. Although this is a very competitive program, the relatively short application and the focused time period make it a good way for junior faculty to lay the foundation for future grant applications.

As you may know, this program requires all applicants to be nominated by an official on their campus (except for certain categories exempt from nomination, such as independent scholars, community college faculty, retired faculty, and adjunct faculty, as specified in the guidelines). We ask that each institution designate one person—usually an academic vice-president or dean—to coordinate the nomination process for its faculty. We strongly suggest that prospective applicants, the nominating official, and others involved in choosing your institution’s two nominees familiarize themselves with the guidelines and application instructions located on the NEH website:




Department of Energy Engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Focusing on Solar Technical Assistance Programs

February 24 @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET

Call In Number: (202)287-6316

The United States Department of Energy continues to engage the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities on a number of programs, including the most recently established DOE/HBCU Clean Energy Coalition which seeks to expand clean energy deployment in HBCUs and low and moderate income communities.


Join us to learn more about DOE’s engagement with Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including a discussion on the federal government solar programs that can help universities and their local communities take advantage of the many benefits of solar energy. These programs includes the US Department of Energy’s Solar in Your Community Challenge, a $5 million prize competition that aims to expand solar access to low and moderate income households, nonprofits and local governments; the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership; and technical assistance from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and others.  In addition, Power 52/UrbanAmerica will discuss its solar project with Florida A&M University.


When: February 24, 2017, Time: 2:00pm – 3:30 pm ET Who:

  • HBCU Community Development Action Coalition
  • US Department of Energy
    • Sunshot Initiative
    • Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
    • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Power52/UrbanAmerica


NEH Research Grants Available for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

 The National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency in Washington, D.C., offers grants to individual faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities who seek to conduct scholarly research projects in the humanities.

The 2017 application deadline is April 12, for projects beginning in 2018 and 2019. NEH staff will provide feedback on draft proposals received by Wednesday, March 1.

Projects should involve research that is of value to scholars, general audiences, or students in the humanities. Eligible projects include research in primary and secondary materials and result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.


Activities might also include research leading to the improvement of an existing undergraduate course or research related to the goals and interests of the institution or community.

The awards support the equivalent of two to twelve months of full-time work and carry a stipend of $4,200 per month.

For a detailed program description, application guidelines, and contact information, please see the NEH Web site at http://www.neh.gov/grants/research/awards-faculty-historically-black-colleges-and-universities


NEH contact:


Mary Macklem, PhD

Senior Program Officer

Division of Research Programs

National Endowment for the Humanities

Washington, DC

(202) 606-8276


The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited to offer graduate student and faculty opportunities to participate in our small grant programs! 

Selected participants for our Programs receive a stipend for their participation.

Sandell Grant Program

 The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.

·       Up to five grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.

·       Proposal guidelines are at http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/steven-h-sandell-grant-program-2/.  

·       The submission deadline is January 31, 2017.

 Dissertation Fellowship Program

 The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide funding opportunities for doctoral candidates from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement income issues.

·       Up to five fellowships of $28,000 will be awarded.

·       Proposal guidelines are at http://crr.bc.edu/about-us/grant-programs/dissertation-fellowship-program-2/.

·       The submission deadline is January 31, 2017.

 Research Projects on Determinants of Life Expectancy by Income and Geography, and Implications for Social Security Policy

 The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER), seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of the mechanisms explaining geographic variation in the relationship between income and life expectancy in the United States, by using recently released statistics from the Health Inequality Project. In this call, with funding support from the Social Security Administration through the NBER Retirement Research Center, we encourage proposals that leverage the newly released data to better understand the reasons for the strong relationship between income and life expectancy, its geographic variability, and its implications for interventions and policy.

 ·       Faculty or faculty-student teams may request a total of up to $25,000. Graduate students may request a total of up to $12,500.

·       Proposal guidelines and details are at http://www.nber.org/programs/ag/funding.html.

·       The submission deadline is February 1, 2017.


Seeking Students for NASA’s 2017 Scholarship and Fellowship Program

The NASA Education 2017 Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research (AS&ASTAR) Fellowship Activity solicitation was opened November 24, 2016, in NSPIRES. The solicitation is a call for independently conceived graduate research proposals that are a response to your NASA Research Opportunity found in the document. The link to NASA Education 2017 Research Announcement (NRA): Aeronautics Scholarship and Advanced STEM Training and Research (AS&ASTAR) Fellowship solicitation is: https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary.do?method=init&solId={1C02074F-EDF4-7E23-2C21-165ECC9008FB}&path=open.

Proposals are due February 24, 2017.

NASA is accepting applications for internship opportunities at its nine Centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Students are encouraged to apply at https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/.


Seeking Students for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. The application is due Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 11:59pm (ET).

Since 1977 the PMF Program has matched outstanding graduate students with exciting Federal opportunities.

This rigorous, two-year paid fellowship includes challenging assignments, developmental assignments, and networking opportunities. Finalists appointed as PMFs are hired by Federal Agencies and engage in solving domestic and/or international issues in areas such as public administration, engineering, technology, science, criminal justice, health, privacy, cybersecurity, and financial management, to name a few.

The PMF Program seeks eligible graduate students every year who want to make a difference through public service.


The selection process for the Presidential Management Fellows Program consists of the following:


2.Submission of an Essay

3.On-Line Assessment

4.Finalist Selection

5.Agency Placement as a Fellow


Students May Apply by December 1, 2016 at:  https://apply.pmf.gov

There are a number of helpful resources on our PMF website for your institution at: https://www.pmf.gov/academia/resources.aspx

Academic Flyers for Campus: https://www.pmf.gov/media/99678/2017_pmf-110-d_11-10-16.pdf

Additional Helpful Webpages:

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela J. Maimer, Ph.D. 202-606-5215 or pamela.maimer@opm.gov ASAP.



OPM Webinars for Job Seekers

Have you been thinking about applying for employment with the Federal Government?  Would you like guidance from experts on preparing a Federal resume or tips on interviewing for Federal jobs?  Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for a series of in-depth briefings on these and related topics designed to assist those seeking jobs with the Federal Government.  There is no cost for these sessions and, because they are virtual (online) sessions, you can participate from any location provided you have an Internet connection.

Sessions will be offered monthly.  To find out more or to register, click on the event:

The sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Federal hiring process; however, registration for each event will be limited to 1500 attendees.

For additional tools and resources, visit the Applicants Tools and Resources link.

We look forward to having you at one or more of the sessions!


Webinar: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

In collaboration with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), HRSA will host a webinar on September 9, 2016, from 1:00pm – 2:30pm (Eastern Time).  This is an effort to build understanding about HRSA programs, highlight the agency’s support to minority serving institutions, and enhance knowledge about grant opportunities and the grants process.  

Webinar for Minority Serving Institutions (HBCUs and HSIs)

Please use this URL to participate in the webinar:  https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/minority_serving_institutions/

Adobe Connect: 

Call-in #:  888-469-2092 // Passcode:  6016443

Date and Time

September 9, 2016 from 1:00pm – 2:30pm



Save the Date!

Tuesday, August 16th from 10AM-12PM EST

Join WebEx meeting

Join the webinar by clicking here: White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities/FBI Safety Webinar

To join the conference call by phone, dial (415) 655-0003

Meeting number (access code): 641 800 929   

Meeting password:  bD4JujDH

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

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 the initiative will co-host a webinar with the FBl’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) and DOJ’s Office of Justice Programs. OPE builds bridges, creates new partnerships, and strengthens and supports relationships with state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement. OPE serves as the FBl’s primary liaison for the law enforcement community, representing the perspectives of chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement associations within the FBI. The OPE also manages outreach programs, including FBI support to state and local Fusion Centers, along with the Countering Violent Extremism, Active Shooter, and Police Executive Fellowship programs. The office implements national-level initiatives and strategies which support engagement, communication, coordination, and cooperation efforts with law enforcement, intelligence, and public agencies and partners in a continuous effort to enhance the FBl’s capabilities.

The FBI plays a critical role in enforcing campus safety, public safety and providing other resources to HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions. This webinar will highlight the FBl’s resources and support they provide for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Attendees will gain an understanding of how their work, needs and research match available FBI opportunities.

DHS Announces Brand New Center of Excellence Grant Opportunity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Office of University Programs (OUP) is requesting applications from U.S. colleges and universities to lead a consortium of universities for a Center for Homeland Security Quantitative Analysis (CHSQA). The deadline for submission is November 1, 2016. To learn more, sign up for the informational webinar on August 23, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. EDT or visit go.usa.gov/x2gNG.

DHS Announces New Center of Excellence Grant Opportunity

DHS Science and Technology Directorate announced a $40 million opportunity for an institution to lead a new Center of Excellence focused on Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (CINA). The deadline for submission of the application is September 1, 2016.  Further information regarding the notice of funding opportunities for the Center for Criminal Investigations lead institution and partner institution are available at grants.gov.


DHS announces $10 million grants for non-profits, universities to develop community-based countering violent extremism (CVE) programs. The deadline for submission of the application is September 6, 2016.  For more information and to apply, visit:  Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) at Grants.gov.


information to any recipients or potential applicants that you think may be interested. Thank you.

EPA Grants Award Process Webinar for Applicants

EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the external EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. Please pass along the following information to any recipients or potential applicants that you think may be interested. Thank you.

EPA Grants Award Process Webinar

EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment periodically hosts webinars for the EPA grants community. If you are interested in applying for EPA grants or are currently managing an EPA grant, please consider attending the upcoming webinar listed below. Also see https://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-award-process-webinars for current information and materials.

How to Register:

You do not need to register. If you wish to attend, just go to the following link a few minutes before the webinar starts: Grant Award Process Webinar. There is no call in number – audio will be broadcast through your computer speakers or headphones.

Webinar Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET EPA’s Office of Grants and Debarment is hosting a webinar for the EPA grants community. The webinar will cover grants topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; EPA’s new Grants.gov requirement; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, we will be hosting a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar.


U.S. Department of the Interior’s Grant Opportunity Database and Reference Tool

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s grant opportunities are available to colleges and universities throughout the United States.  This information is provided to you as a part of the Department’s outreach efforts to ensure that you are aware of such opportunities that may be of benefit your institution.  Some of these opportunities close as late as September 30, 2016.

However, we encourage you to also visit the following link: http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencyCode=DOI (www.grants.gov) to seek upcoming opportunities and to build a working relationship with each of the program offices as noted.