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U.S. Department Education The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the U.S. Department of Education is competing the Early Career Mentoring Grant Program. These grants provide support to early-career faculty employed by minority-serving institutions (MSIs) who are developing education research careers. The awards provide support for research (including salary for protected time to conduct research) and career development that includes training under the guidance of an experienced mentor or mentors. The early-career researchers are expected to conduct independent research, take on leadership positions within research teams, and clearly communicate their findings to multiple audiences. For FY 2023, the Early Career Mentoring Program focuses on supporting researchers who will conduct exploratory education research as part of their mentoring program.Maximum Grant DurationMaximum Grant Award4 Years$400,000Letters of intent due – July 21, 2022Letters of intent are not required, but IES encourages them to help with planning and to ensure that IES program staff can provide support to potential applicants. They are non-binding documents that are typically a few hundred words long.Applications due – September 8, 2022Visit our funding page to find information about the application process, copies of the submission guide and request for application, and other resources. Program contact – Dr. Katina Stapleton (Katina.Stapleton@ed.gov)HHS logoU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority HealthOMH Funding Opportunity Announcements: Black Youth Mental Health, Structural Racism, and Equitable Access to Language Services. The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration projects, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting the dissemination and sustainability of these approaches.OMH has released the following funding opportunity announcements for which applications are now being accepted:Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health | Deadline is July 15, by 6:00 p.m. ET | Watch the recorded TA webinarPromoting Equitable Access to Language Services in Health and Human Services | Deadline is July 15, by 6:00 p.m. ET | Watch the TA webinarFAA logoDepartment of TransportationApplications for Air Traffic Controllers open June 24-27. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is opening a window of opportunity for people interested in applying for a job as an air traffic controller from June 24-27!Safety is paramount to the mission of the FAA and one of the ways we achieve this mission is by having people with varied backgrounds and different perspectives in our workforce. For this controller hiring opportunity, we are launching an awareness campaign to increase and diversify the number of applications that we receive from women, minorities, and individuals from disadvantaged communities.You can get more information about the application process, requirements and qualifications to become an air traffic controller at www.faa.gov/Be-ATC.The FAA has developed a toolkit to assist you in obtaining this opportunity and sharing with your networks, members, and other outreach groups. Be sure to follow the FAA on FacebookLinkedInTwitter, and Instagram and share our posts that raise awareness about this great opportunity.EPAEnvironmental Protection AgencyEPA Seeks Nominees to Serve on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory CommitteeEPA is seeking nominations from non-federal representatives to serve on the Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC). Established in 1997, the CHPAC Federal Advisory Committee provides independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting children’s health.Candidates from diverse backgrounds include, but are not limited to, industry; tribal, state, county and local government; school systems; academia; health care providers (including pediatricians, obstetric professionals, occupational medicine practitioners and community nurses); and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to apply.EPA values and welcomes opportunities to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility on its Federal Advisory Committees. To obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations from a diverse pool of applicants in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and geographic regions.CHPAC members are appointed by the EPA Administrator for three-year terms with the possibility of reappointment to a second term. The Committee meets 2-3 times annually and the average workload is approximately 10 to 15 hours per month. Through its expert members from diverse stakeholder groups and from its various workgroups, CHPAC reviews and addresses a wide range of developments, issues and research areas such as pesticide exposures to children, environmental health in schools and child care settings, prioritization and data needs to protect children’s health under the Toxic Substances Control Act, childhood lead exposure prevention, and climate change impacts to children.Nominations should be submitted by August 15, 2022. Please refer to the Federal Register Notice for more details of nomination submission. EPA is aiming to reach a diverse and qualified candidate pool and ask you to share this notice with organizations that you believe may have suitable candidates, or with individuals you believe will be an asset to the CHPAC. Vacancies are expected to be filled by March 1, 2023.If you have any questions, please contact Amelia Nguyen, Designated Federal Officer for CHPAC at Nguyen.Amelia@epa.gov.NASA logoNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationNASA Releases University Leadership Initiative Solicitation. University Leadership Initiative (ULI) provides the opportunity for university teams to exercise technical and organizational leadership in proposing unique technical challenges in aeronautics, defining multi-disciplinary solutions, establishing peer review mechanisms, and applying innovative teaming strategies to strengthen the research impact.Research proposals are sought in seven ULI topic areas in Appendix D.4.Topic 1: Safe, Efficient Growth in Global Operations (Strategic Thrust 1)Topic 2: Innovation in Commercial Supersonic Aircraft (Strategic Thrust 2)Topic 3: Ultra-Efficient Subsonic Transports (Strategic Thrust 3)Topic 4: Safe, Quiet, and Affordable Vertical Lift Air Vehicles (Strategic Thrust 4)Topic 5: In-Time System-Wide Safety Assurance (Strategic Thrust 5)Topic 6: Assured Autonomy for Aviation Transformation (Strategic Thrust 6)Topic 7: Zero Emission AviationTopic 8: Materials and Structures for Next-Generation Aerospace SystemsThis NRA will utilize a two-step proposal submission and evaluation process. The initial step is a short mandatory Step-A proposal due August 30, 2022. Those offerors submitting the most highly rated Step-A proposals will be invited to submit a Step-B proposal. All proposals must be submitted electronically through NSPIRES at https://nspires.nasaprs.com.An Applicant’s Workshop will be held on Thursday July 14, 2022; 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET (https://uli.arc.nasa.gov/applicants-workshops/workshop6).An interested partners list for this ULI is at https://uli.arc.nasa.gov/partners. To be listed as an interested lead or partner, please send electronic mail to hq-univpartnerships@mail.nasa.gov with “ULI Partnerships” in the subject line and include the information required for the table in that web page.

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