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Cupcakes & Cookies at the McDevitt Center Today

There will be Cupcakes and Cookies at the McDevitt Center (RH 442) until 3:30pm Today.

As most of you know, today is my last day as the Grant Writing Coordinator. Please feel free to stop by and see me if you have the time and take a sweet to go!

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Happy Friday Everyone!

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Duke University – Visiting Faculty Fellows

The Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program is part of an effort to broaden the footprint of Duke’s traditional humanities departments, as well as those in the interpretive social sciences.

Deadline: January

Amount: Each Fellow will be provided with a stipend equal to the current pay of the Fellow (capped at $150,000 for salary and fringe benefits, paid to his/her home institution), office space, library privileges, and research funds. Duke will assist Fellows in identifying housing.

Duke is committed to reasserting the importance of the humanities by connecting humanistic inquiry broadly across domains of knowledge and linking it to an active, integrative model of education.

The Visiting Faculty Fellows Program contributes to this by: engaging faculty Fellows from LACs and HBCUs in re-defining our common research and pedagogy in the humanities; facilitating exchange between humanities scholars at Duke and LACs and HBCUs; and creating pathways for replicating a transformed approach to humanities education beyond Duke.

To learn more, please click here.

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History Research Fellowships

The Virginia Historical Society offers fellowships of up to three weeks a year to promote the interpretation of Virginia history and provide access to its collections.

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Deadline Date: 31-Jan-2015

There are three general categories of Fellowships. Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowships cover the broad sweep of Virginia and American history, for example, supporting research on political, constitutional, religious, African American, military, and social issues.

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The Betty Sams Christian Fellowships in business history cover studies in economic history, trade, industrial and commercial subjects, and labor relations.

The Frances Lewis Fellowships in Gender and Women’s Studies support work in gender roles and the history of women.

To learn more, please click here.

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USDA – $1.2 billion for grants for Conservation Projects

From the Charlotte News Channel: “The federal government is taking a new approach to conservation with a $1.2 billion program in the Farm Bill that will include competitive grants for soil and water improvements in eight regions, including the longleaf pine forests of North Carolina and other Southern states, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday.”

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To learn more about this initiative, please click here.

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Healthcare Infection Society Travel Grants

The Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) provides travel grants primarily to enable trainees and junior members of staff to attend meetings of educational benefit, particularly if work is to be presented.

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These are generally awarded to individuals who have abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation.

medical-care-development-photo1Travel grants may also be used to support visitors from overseas (e.g. developing countries) who wish to undertake an attachment in the UK. The size of the grant awarded will not normally exceed £750.

To learn more, please click here.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute gives $60 million for Science Education

International Students 1The Chronicle reports that “The Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced on Thursday a $60-million, five-year program to improve science education at research universities.”

To learn more, click here.

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Citi Foundation awards $2.1 million for NY College pathways programs

PND Reports: “Through the foundation’s Pathways to Progress program, New York City-based Management Leadership for Tomorrow was awarded $1.1 million in support of MLT Ascend, which seeks to pair nearly one thousand undergraduate students across the country with the mentors, skills, and opportunities they need to pursue the career paths of their choice. As they prepare to graduate college, the students will be connected to MLT alumni mentors, each of whom is in a position to offer individualized career path planning and coaching.”

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“In addition, iMentor will receive $1 million to help expand its program to twenty thousand students nationwide over five years. The iMentor program pairs high school students from low-income communities with college-educated adult mentors in three- to four-year relationships that include in-person and online meetings designed to nurture students’ college aspirations, assistance with the college application and financing process, coaching through the college years, and meaningful summer jobs and internships.”

To learn more, please click here.

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