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NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD STATEMENT ON RACISM IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
EXCERPT FROM NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD STATEMENT ON RACISM IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING: We recognize the unique legacy and important role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in contributing to the S&E research enterprise and in educating future STEM leaders, and we commit to increased support for research at HBCUs, including through existing programs where NSF has been an influential agent for positive change.
Career Pathways & Vacancies
County of Santa Clara, California
Career Opportunity: Parks Program Coordinator – Volunteer Program
This position is located in the Parks and Recreation Department and is responsible for the development, recruitment, and coordination of docent and volunteer programs, including volunteer recruitment for short- and long-term opportunities, assisting volunteers with the application and placement process, assisting park staff with projects and the placement of volunteers, the development of volunteer opportunities and events, coordinating with volunteers and staff to plan and manage events, and monitoring and updating volunteers using a volunteer management software system.
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration’s Small Grant Program (ARDRW) Limited Reopening Opportunity
The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Analyzing Relationships between Disability, Rehabilitation and Work (ARDRW) Small Grant Program is accepting a second wave of applications for its fourth cohort. SSA’s ARDRW program is a one-year $10,000 stipend program awarded to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research designed to foster new analysis of work, rehabilitation, and disability issues. Policy Research, Inc. is the grant manager for the program for SSA.
Please visit SSA’s website for more information about the ARDRW program and how to apply. You may also visit the ARDRW website .
Applications are due June 19, 2020.
National and Federal Opportunities
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference
Houston, Texas October 28 – 31, 2020
Theme: “Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education
Focus of 2020 Conference The 2020 HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference will focus on the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education. The conference will also highlight some best practices as well as emerging pedagogical practices and programs that enhance students’ academic success. Additionally, there will be sessions that will enable participants to address interdisciplinary strategies, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and current research.
The HBCU Faculty Development Network Ensuring quality in higher education has been a cornerstone of the HBCU Faculty Development Network Annual Conference. For over 25 years the HBCU Faculty Development Network has covered a variety of programs for administrators, faculty and staff, aimed at improving students learning outcomes. Programs range from quality management, curriculum development, and faculty development, etc. This year’s conference celebrates 27 years of continuous programs and service in developing the faculty workforce, especially at HBCU institutions.
Proposal Submission We cordially invite you to participate in this 27th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference to be held October 28 – 31, 2020 in Houston, Texas. We invite faculty, administrators, faculty development directors, and personnel of all areas that support an academic program to submit proposals for presentation at this year’s conference that support the theme: Critical Thinking and Pedagogy: Enhancing Quality in Higher Education
Conference Duration and Format The conference offers two and a half days of workshops, concurrent sessions, round-table discussions, plenary sessions, and a poster session. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for participants to network with colleagues; exchange strategies proven successful in teaching and learning, and develop practical skills that can be put to immediate use upon return to their respective institutions. Attendees will take away from this conference, useful information that works and will assist them in enhancing their current role.
Conference proposals should address one of the following strands:
Teaching & Learning • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Engagement • Current Issues & Trends in STEAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Arts, Math) • Learning Across the Curriculum • Global Trends in Teaching & Learning • Brain-based Teaching & Learning • Assessment
Innovative Instructional Design & Technology • Instructional Technology • Course/Curriculum Design/Redesign • Online & Distance Learning
Educational/Faculty Development and Administration • Shared Governance (success, planning, tenure and promotion) • Leadership Development in Higher Education • Centers for Teaching & Learning • Workplace Productivity • Ethics • Accreditation
Research in Higher Education • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning • Scholarship of Educational Development • Scholarship of Education Administration • Scholarship of Counseling Student Success • Cross-institutional partnerships • International Student Support • Mentorship • Living & Learning Communities (Residence halls, Bridge programs,) • Advising & Counseling • Financial Aid
Click link to submit proposal: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCBGWT7
For additional information contact Laurette B. Foster, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org or (936) 261-3640
U.S. Department of Defense
DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Equipment/Instrumentation
The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications for the acquisition of equipment/ instrumentation under the Fiscal Year 2021 Research and Education Program for HBCU/MSI
The application deadline is August 28, 2020. Link to Application
U.S. Department of Labor
AWARDS NEARLY $24 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR JOB CORPS SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR AT-RISK YOUTH
May 28 –The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the awarding of 20 grants totaling nearly $24 million as part of the Job Corps Scholars Program, a new national demonstration project aimed at providing at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities and individualized employment counseling.
The grantees include accredited, two-year, public community colleges; accredited, public two- and four-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCU); and accredited tribally controlled colleges and universities (TCCU) that will serve Job Corps-eligible youth and young adults from 16 to 24 years of age.
“As we look towards defeating coronavirus and reopening our economy, the Job Corps Scholars Program provides an innovative way to prepare at-risk youth for participation in the job market,” U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said. “Combining job training, classroom education, and employment counseling will give participating young adults an opportunity to excel.”
“The Department of Labor is constantly searching for new and innovative ways to deliver our programs more effectively,” said Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training John Pallasch. “The Scholars program will engage our community college, HBCU, and TCCU partners to provide more opportunities to young adults to access the training and instruction they need to be successful in today’s job market.”
Supported by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (Sec. 156(a) (29 U.S.C. 3193 (a)) and Sec. 189(c) (29 U.S.C._3249(c)), the Department expects grantees beginning in the fall semester of 2020 to provide the services throughout each student’s participation in the 12-month career technical training component. Up to 12 months of employment counseling services will follow upon separation from the Job Corps Scholars Program.
Through this project and its other partnerships with accredited post-secondary educational institutions, Job Corps strengthens the connection between workforce development and education. This demonstration project will also provide the Department with insight into ways to improve the effectiveness of the Job Corps program. Additional details about the Job Corps Scholars Program, including how grantee performance outcomes are measured, are included in the funding opportunity announcement.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Multistate Conservation Grant Program
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is pleased to announce the availability of funding through the Sport Fish Restoration Act and the Wildlife Restoration Act to fund multistate conservation project grants. The primary goal of the program is to provide grant funds to address regional or national priority needs of the State fish and wildlife agencies and their partners that are beyond the scope and capabilities of a single State. The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) work cooperatively to manage both programs. AFWA manages the grant application process, providing oversight, coordination, and guidance. The Service awards and manages the grants.
Secretary Bernhardt Announces $160 Million in Funding for Wetland Conservation Projects and National Wildlife Refuges
WASHINGTON – As we celebrate American Wetlands Month, hundreds of bird species will benefit from $160 million in funding for various wetland conservation projects in North America. The funding was approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which is chaired by U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt.
Of the approved funds, the Commission allocated $22.1 million under the North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners to conserve or restore more than 160,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats for waterfowl, shorebirds and other birds for 22 projects in 15 U.S. states. Partners will match these grants with an additional $50 million.
You can read more and obtain a complete list of the approved U.S., Canada and Mexico NAWCA projects is available online.
Contact Information: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact Lori Bennett at Lori_Bennett@fws.gov