National Endowment for the Arts (2/12/09)
- NEA Literature Fellowships: Creative Writing: Notice seeking applications for fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) to published creative writers. Fellowships enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.
- Deadline is March 5, 2009.
- Access to Artistic Excellence: Notice seeking applications for projects for children and youth where the focus is exposure to or appreciation of the arts, whether activities take place in school, after school, during the summer, or in community settings. Such projects may include performances by or exhibitions of professional artists. These arts events may be accompanied by ancillary learning activities (e.g., study guides for teachers and students, artists' visits prior to or following the event, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, or master classes). This category supports projects that provide short-term arts exposure or arts appreciation for children and youth as well as intergenerational education projects.
- Deadline is March 12, 2009.
- Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth: Notice seeking applications for projects that help children and youth acquire knowledge and understanding of and skills in the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning and engage students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent art. Funded projects apply national or state arts education standards.
- Deadline is June 11, 2009.
National Science Foundation (2/12/09)
- The Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program: The Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program aims to significantly increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents receiving post secondary degrees in the computing disciplines, with an emphasis on students from communities with longstanding underrepresentation in computing: women, persons with disabilities, and minorities. Included minorities are African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The BPC program seeks to engage the computing community in developing and implementing innovative methods to improve recruitment and retention of these students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Because the lack of role models in the professoriate can be a barrier to participation, the BPC program also aims to develop effective strategies for encouraging individuals to pursue academic careers in computing and become these role models.
- Deadline is May 20, 2009.