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FROM: Dr. Samory T. Pruitt
SUBJECT: CCBP Seed Funds
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To view a PDF of Dr. Pruitt’s letter, click here.
On behalf of the Center for Community-Based Partnerships, I am pleased
to announce our sixth call for Seed Fund projects.
This program has been an outstanding success, returning to the campus
more than $12 for each $1 awarded, or more than $2.5 million since 2006.
Congratulations to all of you previous winners.
The International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is pleased to announce that as of 2012, the Advances in Service-Learning series, sponsored by the IARSLCE, will become a journal, published by Information Age Publishing, Inc. The new International Journal of Research on Community Engagement will be edited by an active member of the IARSLCE. In the first three years of its publication, the journal will be published once a year. The Journal Editor will solicit manuscripts at large annually in January and will send them out for peer review, with the aim of making final decisions by April of each year.
The Early Career Research Award recognizes outstanding early career contributions to scholarship on service-learning and community engagement.
The Dissertation Award recognizes a dissertation that advances research on service-learning and/or community engagement through rigorous and innovative inquiry.
Ten $500 Graduate Student Scholarships are provided by the Association on a competitive basis for support to attend the conference.
Distinguished Research and Early Career Research Awards nominations must be received by May 2, 2011. Recipients will be notified in early June.
The University of Alabama McNair Scholars Program
2012 McNair Scholars Faculty Fellowship
Applications sought for Spring and Fall Fellowships, 2012
The University of Alabama’s Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, better known as the McNair Scholars Program, is seeking applications from UA faculty interested in serving as McNair Scholars Faculty Fellows for 2012. Two Faculty Fellows, one each spring and fall terms, will support the work of the 2012 cohort of McNair Scholars and their Faculty Mentors as the Scholars progress through a three-semester sequence of seminars which includes a summer research internship. Each Faculty Fellow receives a $2500 stipend. See particulars below.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Nominations are now being accepted in five categories of entrepreneurship, with the winners being announced during the week of Feb. 21-25 as part of The University of Alabama campus-wide week of entrepreneurship.
The state leadership team has created several awards to honor people who demonstrate entrepreneurship in their daily lives, said David Ford, Alabama state coordinator for Entrepreneurship Week USA and a lecturer in the management and marketing department at UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.
The awards tentatively include:
•High School Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year
•College Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year
•For-Profit Young Entrepreneur of the Year
•Social Entrepreneur of the Year
•Female Entrepreneur of the Year
The Great Stories CLUB (Connecting Libraries, Underserved teens, and Books) is a book club program designed to reach underserved, troubled teen populations through books that are relevant to their lives. All types of libraries (public, school, academic, and special) located within or working in partnership with facilities serving troubled teens in the United States and its territories are eligible to apply for a CLUB grant. Potential organizations for Great Stories CLUB partnership include juvenile justice facilities, drug rehabilitation centers, nonprofits serving teen parents, alternative high schools, agencies serving teenaged foster children, shelters serving homeless and runaway youth, and other agencies.
The Assistant Director for Service-Learning provides leadership in the development and implementation of academic service-learning/community-based opportunities, services, advocacy, and research. Responsibilities include providing overall administrative support for academic service-learning and integrating community service opportunities with the academic mission of UNCG; facilitating faculty development workshops; seeking external funding to support creative endeavors; developing student leadership in service-learning initiatives; coordinating risk management and evaluation activities related to service-learning; furthering institutionalization of processes and infrastructure for civic engagement and community-based learning at UNCG and the Piedmont Triad.
Masters required, Ph.D. preferred. Three years of experience required in higher education, higher education administration, community-based learning, community agency administration, student leadership development, or related field. Knowledge and experience required of service-learning in higher education. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with community agencies, students, and faculty. Respect for and ability to work with diverse populations. Proven oral, written, and project management skills. Ability to choose priorities among competing demands. Basic proficiency with desktop computing and use of the Web for information gathering and program administration are essential. Availability to work some evening and weekend hours.
Fall 2011 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 9, 2010 ET 4:00 PM for receipt of paper applications, and December 9, 2010, at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Grants.gov. Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 40 new fellowships by July 29, 2011. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,700 per academic year of support and up to $9,500 of support for a three-month summer internship.