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Call for Applications: Livestrong Foundation Big C Competition
We're looking for big thinkers to create tangible innovations and solutions improving the daily lives of people facing cancer.
The Big C competition is an opportunity to change the way the world fights cancer.
How it Work
May 15 deadline for submitting your product, service or innovation.
150 semi-finalists have access to mentoring, crowdfunding and media exposure.
Five teams pitch in Austin for a chance to win $25,000!
(60 teams win a total of $140,000)
Solutions We Seek
The Big C competition invites you to submit projects addressing the following needs.
Rebuild Financial Health
Regain Emotional Wellbeing
Care for Caregivers
Improve Access to Quality Care
Fill the Knowledge Gap
Help Anyone Facing Cancer Now
Call for Entries: Arts in Mental Health Essay Prize
A 4000-word essay around an arts-based project (or a series of initiatives) that contributes to a greater understanding of mental health/illness in any given cultural context (e.g. an arts-based prevention, advocacy, research, and/or healing project).
The essay (word or pdf file) must be accompanied by visual materials (such as photos and/or videos of the project) or links to visual materials (e.g. website, shared folder) and can also consist of a photo-essay. It can be a joint project (e.g. a project co-authored by a healer and an artist).
The author/s must hold permission (or have gained permission before entering the prize) for the essay and accompanying visual materials to be published as an article for the WCPRR journal, and/or WACP website and newsletters.
Submissions will also be considered for publication in a WCPRR Special Issue on Arts and media in mental health.
Essays and visual materials must be sent by email to Jacques Arpin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Erminia Colucci (email@example.com) by the 15th of March 2014.
Entries (one per individual) will be rated by a panel and the winner will receive 300 pounds.
Call for Applications: Neilsen Foundation’s Psychosocial Research Grants
The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is the largest private foundation dedicated to spinal cord injury (SCI) research and quality of life programs for people living with SCI.
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant cycle is now open to eligible organizations that conduct research on the interrelation of psychological, social and other quality of life factors that will benefit individuals living with SCI. The Foundation is specifically interested in research that focuses on one, or more, of the following areas: Aging, Caregiving, Employment, Health Behaviors and Fitness, Independent Living, Self-Management and Technology Access.
The overall goal for these grants is to lead to “better outcomes for people living with SCI.” Psychosocial research topics can address persons with SCI across the lifespan, including targeted SCI population subgroups or specific aspects of psychological and social support factors that impact health, functioning or quality of life. Research can involve qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review the grant application guide, available at www.chnfoundation.org, for more details. The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grant application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
The Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants program has 3 funding categories:
~ NEILSEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANTS: For individuals with a PhD, MD, DVM or comparable research degree that was attained prior to the LOI submission deadline of March 14, 2014. These grants are intended to provide mentored psychosocial research training in SCI. These grants provide two years of funding at $75,000 per year (for a total of $150,000).
~ NEILSEN PILOT GRANTS: For independent junior investigators beyond the postdoctoral level (i.e., Instructor, Assistant Professor or equivalent research position) or for psychosocial research projects that are considered “high risk/high gain,” conducted by junior or established investigators. These grants provide one year of funding, up to $100,000.
~ NEILSEN PROOF OF CONCEPT GRANTS: For established investigators (i.e., at the level of Associate Professor or above) to open new areas of SCI psychosocial research or fill important gaps in the SCI field. These grants provide two years of funding at $150,000 per year (for a total of $300,000).
Awarded grants will be funded in early 2015.
All three Neilsen Psychosocial Research grant funding categories require an online Letter of Intent (LOI) submission by March 14, 2014. LOIs will be reviewed and only those applicants invited through the LOI process may submit a full grant application.
The following general eligibility requirements apply to all three funding categories:
1. Applicants must work in a nonprofit academic institution, research organization/institution or rehabilitation facility with a demonstrated capability to conduct grant funded research. An applicant is not required to be a citizen of the United States or Canada to apply for a Neilsen Foundation research grant; however, the applicant must be employed by an eligible organization/institution located in either country (see item 2 for additional information). Each application must include the appropriate endorsement of an official who is responsible for the administration of awarded funds.
2. Applying organizations/institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. Neilsen Foundation research grants are not awarded to individuals, private foundations or certain 509(a)(3), Type III supporting organizations.
3. Applicants must have a PhD, MD, DVM or other equivalent professional degree at the time of the LOI submission. The Neilsen Foundation does not provide grants to undergraduate or predoctoral students. Proof of Concept Grant applicants should have a proven track record of psychosocial research and spinal cord injury experience.
4. The Neilsen Foundation discourages concurrent applications with overlapping aims from Postdoctoral Fellows and their mentor/sponsor(s) on multiple funding categories of this grant program.
For more details on eligibility requirements, please review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org.
Interested applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Neilsen Psychosocial Research Grants Application Guide, located at www.chnfoundation.org. The application process begins with submitting a required Letter of Intent (LOI) online by March 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Eastern Time).
American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants
Up to $20,000 to seed innovation through supporting research, education, and intervention projects and programs.
Deadline: April 1, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The APF Visionary Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:
Understanding and fostering the connection between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being.
Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.
One-year grants are available in amounts of up to $20,000.
Affiliation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, but excluding:
- Any group regarded by the IRS as non-conforming to 501(c)(3).
- Any activity involving political, lobbying, fund-raising or entertainment expenditures.
- Conference/workshop expenses.
- Localized direct service.
Demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Theodore Meyer Scholarship
Theodore Michael Meyer (August 9, 1982 - January 17, 2013) was a music lover and a student of guitar. He started playing guitar when he was a young teenager in Raleigh, NC and spent much of his free time 'jamming' with friends and playing gigs at local venues. In 2007, Theo received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Due to a biking accident, Theo suffered from chronic pain throughout most of his 20s. Theo benefited from Music Therapy as part of his treatment and considered going back to school to study Music Therapy to help others. Theo's family hopes that this scholarship will go to a student interested in helping individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues find a path to wellness and inspiration through the joy of music.
Award: One cash scholarship of $1000 will be available each year.
Requirements: Students will provide two (2) short essays: one essay detailing their interest in mental health and addiction and a second essay describing their long-term professional goals. Each application narrative should be a maximum of two (2) pages.
A final written report is required and must be submitted to AMTA within 60 days of the end of the award period. The report will include a summary of the anticipated impact this scholarship will have on the recipient's career. Winners will also be required to submit a handwritten thank you note to the Meyer family within this timeframe.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST April 4, 2014 without exception.
E. Thayer Gaston Writing Competition
(*This scholarship is not open to Graduate students)
Sponsored by the American Music Therapy Association in cooperation with the Student Affairs Advisory Board. Papers on any topic relevant to the music therapy profession using the philosophical, historical, descriptive, or experimental mode of research are invited.
Award: A cash award of $500 to the winner(s) and an opportunity to have the paper reviewed for possible publication in the Journal of Music Therapy.
Requirements: Papers may be individually or jointly authored. Only one paper per entrant. Papers may be any length up to 3,000 words and shall have a title page indicating the author's name, academic institution, and academic advisor's name. No identifying information found on the title page is to be found on any page of the text. Papers are to be submitted in the format approved by the American Psychological Association. Papers must be previously unpublished.
Selection Procedure: Judging will be done on the basis of originality, organization, clarity of writing, relevance of content to the music therapy profession, literature documentation and adherence to the APA style. In the event that the criteria is not met or the judges feel that no paper is worthy, the award will not be presented. Judging will be done by a clinician, an academician, and a non-music therapist in a related field.
Application Deadline: All entries must be received by 6:00 pm EST June 27, 2014 without exception.
Call for Applications: Massage Therapy Foundation Community Service Grants
The deadline is Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
Community Service grants are awarded to charitable organizations that provide massage therapy to people who currently have little or no access to such services.
This program is designed to promote working partnerships between the massage therapy profession and community-based organizations.
The maximum award is $5,000 for a one-year project period. These grants are available for organizations or affiliates of organizations that have been in existence for at least one year in the respective state or province; are tax-exempt under schedule 501(c)(3) in the U.S., non-profit charitable organization in other countries; currently provide some therapeutic or other service programs to the community; and have designated a qualified staff member to oversee the program.
Contact Gini Ohlson, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-905-1520.
American Kennel Club Humane Fund Call for Appplications From Women's Shelters That Permit Pets
Up to $1,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years. Maximum: $3,000
Qualifications and Eligibility:
- Applicant must be (A) a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets, or (B), a not-for-profit organization that provides temporary or permanent housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse and has a formal, established working relationship with at least one not-for-profit shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Applicants in category (A) are preferred.
- AKC Humane Fund Women’s Shelter Grants are awarded for essential operational support relating to the housing of pets or capital improvements specifically for the housing and maintenance of pets.
- AKC Humane Fund Grants may not be used for fundraising purposes.
- An applicant may not apply for an AKC Humane Fund Grant if it has been awarded a grant from the AKC Humane Fund twice in the five calendar year period immediately preceding the application deadline.
- Applicants that are awarded grants must comply with a reporting process as indicated by the AKC Humane Fund.
ALL Applications must include the following materials, in this order:
- Completed Grant Application form with additional sheets attached as needed. The original form is required and must be signed and dated.
- Financial information regarding your shelter, including most recent financial statements (preferably audited), total current budget for the last completed fiscal year and for the current fiscal year of the organization, and a list detailing the principal sources of ongoing annual support for the organization.
- Copy of the IRS Determination letter confirming 501(c)(3) status
- A list of three (3) professional references (such as accountant, veterinarian, animal shelter operator, elected official, social worker, etc). Provide name, address and phone number for each reference contact.
- Applicants representing a pet shelter (See category B above) must provide a letter of referral from at least one Shelter for Victims of Domestic Abuse that the applicant assists. The letter must be on the Domestic Abuse Shelter’s letterhead, signed by the Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Shelter and detail the extent of the relationship between your organizations.
- Applicants representing a pet shelter must complete Attachment A.
Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis and must be postmarked by the following dates: February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15
Mail completed applications to:
The AKC Humane Fund, Inc.
Attention: Grant Review Committee
260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Oskar Pfister Award
The Oskar Pfister Award was established in 1983 in memory of Oskar Pfister, an ordained minister who studied and used psychoanalytic principles in his work. The award is given to honor outstanding contributions in the field of psychiatry and religion.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
A nomination consists of a letter summarizing how and why the nominee is deserving of the award, a one-page biographical sketch of the nominee, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations must be submitted electronically at email@example.com.
Deadline: June 1
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council and the officers of the Caucus on Religion and Psychiatry, and the Association of Professional Chaplains.