Monday, July 27, 2009

Charter Schools -- NonSEA applicants

The U.S. Department of Education announces a funding opportunity for non-State Education Agencies to increase national understanding of the charter school model and expand the number of high-quality charter schools available.

Amount: $175,000/year for 3 years

Due: August 26, 2009

The grants are for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of charter schools, and to evaluate the effects of charter schools, including their impact on students, student academic achievement, staff and parents.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury PI-Initiated Research

The Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Investigator-Initiated Research Award is intended to support studies that make an important contribution to PH/TBI research and/or patient care in at least one of the FY09 PH/TBI topic areas, and are responsive to the health care needs of warriors, Veterans, families, caregivers and/or communities. All applications must specifically and clearly address the military relevance of the proposed research.

Amount: $1 million across 4 years

Due: August 14, 2009 (pre-application submission); October 28, 2009 (application)

Collaboration with military researchers and clinicians is encouraged. Research projects may focus on any phase of research from basic laboratory through translational research. Observations that drive a research idea may be derived from laboratory discovery, population-based studies, or a clinician’s firsthand knowledge of patients and anecdotal data.

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Model Demonstration for Projects on Tiered Approaches for Improving Writing Proficiency of High School Students (OSEP)

The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by supporting model demonstration projects.

Amount: $400,000/year for 4 years

Due: August 12, 2009

The purpose of this priority is to fund cooperative agreements to support the establishment and operation of three Model Demonstration Projects on Tiered Approaches for Improving the Writing Proficiency of High School Students (Projects) who have writing difficulties, including those at risk for and with learning disabilities. Each project must design, implement, and evaluate a tiered approach in high schools that incorporates evidenced-based components including screening, progress monitoring, core instruction, and instructional interventions at varying levels of intensity based on students’ learning needs. The models must have writing as the core instructional component.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the availability of grant funds to promote research that will advance the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of military-relevant psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Amount: $6 million across 5 years

Due: October 28, 2009

This Program is focused on the spectrum of PH and TBI research from basic, applied, and clinical research, to translational research that transforms scientific discoveries into clinical applications and best practices that prevent, mitigate, and effectively treat TBI and optimize PH in the short and long term. The goal is to increase understanding of the etiology of PH problems, TBIs, and associated comorbidities – including patients with TBI and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and/or substance dependence/abuse – in order to develop preventive interventions and new treatments and to arrive at evidenced-based solutions.

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Statewide Forums on Careers in the Arts for Individuals with Disabilities

This project is designed to advance education and career opportunities in the arts for individuals with disabilities.

Amount: $50,000

Due: August 6, 2009

The Arts Endowment plans to award a single award of up to $50,000 to an organization to 1) manage and support a minimum of two Statewide Forums on Careers in the Arts for Individuals with Disabilities in states that have not yet convened such a forum, and 2) conduct a minimum of four follow-up activities in states that have convened forums.

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