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16th Annual People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) National Sustainable Design Competition Open/Close Dates: Oct. 24, 2018 - Dec. 11, 2018

Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET for an informational webinar about the P3 RFA and application process.  Webinar details will be posted on the P3 website.

P3 Program:

The P3 program is a two-phase team competition. For the first phase, interdisciplinary student teams compete for one-year grants of up to $25,000 for project ideas addressing environmental solutions.  Recipients use the funding to research and develop their design projects during the academic year. In the spring, Phase I Teams attend the National Student Design Expo to showcase their projects and designs.  Phase I teams are eligible to compete for Phase II funding of up to $100,000 to implement their projects in a real-world setting.

P3 was developed to foster progress by achieving the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity, and protection of the planet - people, prosperity and the planet. EPA’s P3 Program offers technical solutions to environmental challenges while supporting education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). These grants propel the next generation of scientists, engineers, and researchers to think critically about current events and develop innovative solutions.

For general information on how to apply, visit https://www.epa.gov/P3/how-apply-p3-grant.  

Additional Information can be found here.

Fall 2018 NSF Grants Conference Webcast

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2018 Transforming STEM Higher Education Atlanta, GA Nov 8th-10th

The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science (DHCS) Loyola University Chicago (WTC) November 9-11, 2018

Registration for the 2018 DHCS Conference at Loyola University Chicago is now open!

To register, visit https://www.luc.edu/dhcs18.

NSF Releases Reviewer Training Video

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is committed to ensuring a fair, competitive, and transparent merit review process. The reviews submitted by external peer reviewers are an important part of the decision-making process and a crucial source of feedback to Principal Investigators. NSF has developed a short reviewer orientation video that provides helpful tips for writing high quality reviews.  

 NSF encourages all reviewers to watch the orientation video, “The Art and Science of Reviewing Proposals.”  You can view the video directly at https://tipsforreviewers.nsf.gov

The video will also be useful to those reviewing proposals for other agencies and for those reviewing journal manuscripts.  We hope that you will take advantage of this free resource.

The National Humanities Conference New Orleans Nov 8th-11th 2018

The National Humanities Conference
New Orleans Nov 8th-11th 2018

Association of American Colleges & Universities 2019 Annual Meeting Atlanta January 23rd-26th 2019

AAC&U’s 2019 Annual Meeting will explore ways of elevating the voices of administrators, faculty, practitioners, and students in the public narrative about the value of higher education.

FALL 2018 GRANTS CONFERENCE Nov 8th-9th New Orleans

Check out the NEA's new site, Humanities for All!

Check out the NEA

The Humanities for All website catalogs 1,402 publicly-engaged projects. Fifty-one of these projects—representing the breadth of the field—have in-depth profiles. These profiled projects, based at a range of institutions across the U.S., address diverse local, national, and global concerns with different disciplines, methodologies, and partners.

Humanities for All serves three key goals: 

  1. to support the efforts of humanities faculty and students interested in embarking on or deepening their own publicly engaged work;
  2. to serve as a resource for advocating for the relevance of the humanities in addressing society’s pressing concerns; and
  3. to provide examples that can broaden narratives about the value of the humanities in higher education beyond a narrow focus on return on investment.

Join us in publicizing the site via social media with the hashtag #humanitiesforall.

Humanities for All was made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New edition of Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide is available!

First published in 2010, Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide has been updated to a second edition. It still covers 13 key areas ranging from ‘leading research teams’ to ‘conflict is normal’. New features include ‘top 10 takeaways for successful team collaboration’ and appendices with templates for collaborative agreements and offer letters.

Here is the full citiation:

Bennett, L. M., Gadlin, H., Marchand, C. (2018). Collaboration and Team Science Field Guide. 2nd edn., National Institutes of Health Publication No. 18-7660, National Cancer institute, Bethesda, Unites States of America. 


Get the full text online at: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crs/research-initiatives/team-science-field-guide/collaboration-team-science-guide.pdf (850KB PDF).

2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program


2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition Opens

We are excited to announce that the 2019-2020 competition for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open! The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research and combination teaching/research awards in 137 countries for the 2019-2020 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. 

Explore awards using our Catalog of Awards. Highlights from 465 awards offered in this year’s competition include:

Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards
Fulbright presents excellent opportunities for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields, all while serving as cultural ambassadors. Postdoctoral awards are available in all fields of study, from STEM, to the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

Fulbright Flex Awards

Fulbright welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of one to two years. The Flex option is available to scholars interested in research, teaching, or pursuing a combination of teaching and research. The catalog of awards will give detailed information on the Flex parameters for each participating country.

Fulbright Global Scholar Award
The Fulbright Global Scholar Award provides support for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus.

New Awards
Several countries have added new awards for the 2019-2020 competition:

Find out more about the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition by joining our webinar on Friday, March 9joining one of our upcoming webinars or virtual advising sessions, and browsing helpful resources:

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of AwardsThe application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2018.

2018 Mentoring Conference: Invitation and Call for Proposals

  UNM Mentoring


The Mentoring Institute is pleased to announce its 11th annual conference, Mentoring, Coaching, and Leadership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, hosted from October 22nd- 26th, 2018, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.

We invite researchers and practitioners from educational institutions, community leaders, administrators, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and other professionals to join us as presenters or participants in creating entrepreneurial mindsets and organizational environments that support innovation, and the growth and development of individuals in different fields of study and various types of organizations.

Together, we will develop dynamic conversations and networking opportunities through hands-on workshops, individual/panel presentations, and plenary sessions. We aim to foster engagement among scholars and professionals in the fields of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.

If you are interested in showcasing your work, review our call for proposals and submit your abstract by May 15th, 2018 for a chance to present.

Not interested in presenting? More than 500 professionals from all around the world attend our conference every year, and you can be one of them!

Come and learn more about our conference, past events, and benefits! We hope you will join our community of practice by registering for this year's conference or participate through our membership, newsletter, and distribution list!

If you believe any of this may be beneficial to your subsidiaries, please feel free to forward this announcement.

Have a wonderful day!

The Mentoring Institute

Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children

Visit CHRC's website for more information about this opportunity. 

Grants.gov Announces a New Newsletter, Blog and Mobile App

See the inaugural  Newsletter, Blog, and Twitter feed, and download the app at https://blog.grants.gov/.

The new site contains a weekly round-up of new funding opportunities, grant-writing tips, and information on eligibility, policies, training, agency news, and FAQs.

Sign up today!




National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH Creates “Statehood Grants” of Up to $30,000 for Humanities Projects Celebrating State History   


WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2018) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a special grant opportunity for state history and heritage projects that commemorate the 150th and 200th anniversaries of statehood.

NEH Chairman’s Statehood Grants of up to $30,000 will be available to state humanities councils and partner cultural institutions for humanities-based exhibitions, public programs, and education initiatives to accompany—and add historical context to—state celebrations of entry into the Union.

Several U.S. states are currently marking, or will celebrate major anniversaries within the next few years. Alabama, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, and Missouri each commemorate their state’s bicentennial between 2017 and 2021, while Nebraska began sesquicentennial celebrations in 2017.

“Our states are the keepers of the flame of the nation’s history,” said NEH Senior Deputy Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. “By supporting projects that remind us of the history and ideals that made us ‘One out of Many,’ these grants are a down payment toward the commemoration of our 250th anniversary as a nation in 2026.”

The first NEH Statehood Grant will go to support the creation of a Mississippi Writers Trail that will introduce visitors to the achievements of writers such as Margaret Walker Alexander, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, and Richard Wright. The project is a partnership between the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Arts Commission, and Visit Mississippi.

“For decades, the state humanities councils have worked to preserve and promote the history of their states,” said Esther Mackintosh, president of the Federation of State Humanities Councils. “We are grateful to NEH for making it possible through these grants for councils to work with new and existing partners to tell their state’s stories, laying the foundation for a united commemoration of the 250th anniversary of our nation in 2026.”

Grant proposals must be submitted to NEH by the state humanities council. Interested applicants may direct questions to NEH’s Office of Federal/State Partnerships at fedstate@neh.gov or (202) 606-8254. 

IL Humanities Council Conference: Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life


  IL Humanities Council Conference


The Illinois Humanities Council is pleased to announce a partnership with Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life to bring their 2018 national conference to Chicago on October 19-21. This conference brings more than 400 scholars, artists, students, designers, and cultural organizers engaged in addressing the nation’s most critical issues to connect, dialogue, learn, and strategize on the ways in which the arts, humanities, and design can lead towards transformative action.

2018 NIH Regional Seminar in Washington, DC

You’ve heard about it and may even know someone who attended, but is it right for you? With the next NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration coming to Washington DC May 2-4, let us help you decide. (Or check out our YouTube video to get thoughts from previous attendees.)

Learn about the NIH grants process and polices directly from ~ 70 NIH & HHS program, grants management, review and policy staff.

Meet with experts 1:1 to get more specific questions answered.

Collect resources to share with faculty, staff, and your peers in your lab or office back home…including contacts, tools, and even presentation materials you are welcome to reuse.

Connect with 600-800 other NIH researchers and administrators

Consider starting off your NIH Regional Seminar experience on the first day by attending optional pre-seminar workshops for an in-depth look at topics, including intellectual property and iEdison, electronic Research Administration (eRA), research administrator boot camp or a workshop on human research protections.

During the two-day seminar that follows, three tracks of concurrent sessions are offered for research administrators, investigators, and all interests. You have the choice to stay in one track or customize your experience as you move between tracks based on the topics of interest. Over 45 different topics to choose from too!

§  Administrators’ Track – provides sessions that cover the latest grants policies and processes including topics like budgets, compliance, post award expectations, and more

§  Investigators’ Track – offers step-by-step guide to navigating NIH programs to advance your career, finding funding opportunities, grant writing, peer review, and more.

§  All Interest Track – includes a variety of special topic sessions, including: scientific rigor and reproducibility, NIH’s public access policy, research integrity, clinical trials, animals in research, and so much more!

Hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill are available at a reduced rate…but are filling fast. In addition, graduate students and postdocs can take advantage of a special $50 trainee discount throughout the registration period, as long as space is available. (Trainees include predocs, postdocs, and grad students.)


For more information and agendas, visit the Washington, DC seminar website.

2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar Competition Is Now Open!

The Fulbright Scholar Program is now accepting applications to teach or research in over 125 countries through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. 

Fulbright continues to offer Flex Awards, which allow grantees to complete a grant in two or three shorter segments. Fulbright also offers opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards, including the Fulbright Global Scholar Award.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2017. Learn more by attending a webinar, staff workshop, or ambassador presentation. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process! 

See the website for a schedule of webinars and workshops. 

An ORS Workshop

Service grants differ from academic research grants in scope, intent, methods, objectives, and larger purposes. The Office of Research Services (ORS) presented a workshop designed to introduce faculty to the basics of writing a service project proposal entitled “How to Write a Service Grant”. 

We invite interested Loyola community members to view the presentation in its entirety from the link below. 


Institute on Project-Based Learning June 18–21, 2018 Worcester, Massachusetts

For more information click here.


2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success

2019 Diversity, Equity, and Student Success