Vaccinations and well-child visits help prevent outbreaks of childhood diseases. Recent CDC data show that fewer children got vaccines on time this year compared to last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The P4 Challenge invites applicants to propose and implement innovative approaches to increase access to and utilization of well-child visits and/or immunizations services within primary care settings.
This Challenge is open to college and graduate students to promote the field of implementation science to the next generation of researchers and offer mentoring and research training. Implementation science is the scientific study of methods and strategies that facilitate the uptake or adoption and integration of evidence-based practices, interventions, programs, policies, and research into regular use by practitioners, health systems, communities, and policymakers. The training and mentoring experiences of the Challenge will enhance SCD research knowledge for students through the creation of Tools for sickle cell disease education. The Challenge is in line with the NHLBI Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS) roadmaps to build capacity and increase awareness of sickle cell disease. This Challenge also encourages “team science” by providing students valuable experiences to pursue science collectively as they engage in complex problem solving to improve outcomes.
Individuals, teams, and organizations that meet the eligibility criteria are welcome to submit a proposed solution.
U.S. government employees may participate so long as they are not acting within the scope of their position and do not rely on facilities, access, personnel, knowledge or other resources that are available to them as a result of their employment except for those resources available to all participants on an equal basis.
NASA needs a Ground Control Station software for small unmanned aircraft systems that can be safely used for live flight operations, while also providing the functionality necessary for researching advanced human-automation teaming concepts. Safety is critical when it comes to live small unmanned aircraft systems flight operations. However, NASA also requires unique functionality for conducting research during these operations. By building upon the foundation of a trusted open-source GCS software, this product can leverage existing safety and testing, while adding experimental features.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a competition to strengthen the Direct Support Professional (DSP) workforce and overall stability of home and community based services (HCBS) for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). To achieve this, the Blazing New Trails for Community Based Direct Support Professionals challenge seeks to engage the marketplace to innovate, pilot, and expand innovations that will transform the DSP workforce.
Join us in a dynamic, interactive webinar focused on how to find bee-safe plants for your pollinator gardens. You’ll walk out with tools for identifying pollinator-friendly growing practices in nurseries and greenhouses, a plan for how you can encourage your nursery to incorporate pollinator-friendly pest management into their business, and confidence in your capacity to make a difference.
Pursuant to New York State Education Law §2814: Omnibus school violence prevention grant program, the primary purpose of the Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention (ESD/SVP) Program is to award competitive grants to provide support to students through extended school day activities and/or school safety programs which promote violence prevention.
Programs must demonstrate consistency with the school safety plans required by §2801-a of New York State Education Law and should not displace existing school district after-school funding.
School districts and not-for-profit organizations working in collaboration with a public school district(s) may submit an application to conduct either an ESD program, an SVP program, or a combination of both.
Take a deep dive into a hands-on approach to herbal medicine. We’ll cover the medicinal properties and uses of close to 100 local or easy-to-source healing plants, from nervines that calm to cardiotonics that stimulate circulation. Herbalist Karine Gordineer will show you how to properly infuse, blend, and decoct as you create your own herbal apothecary that will include teas, salves, tinctures, syrups, vinegars, compresses, and poultices.
As a developing artist, you need personalized, supportive evaluation to improve your techniques. This is your chance to bring your finished art and work-in-progress for respectful, careful feedback via group discussion and teacher-led demos. We’ll pay special attention to your ability to convey the intricacy of your subject. Are your details complete? Are your tonal values correct? Works in colored pencil, graphite, or watercolor are welcome. This class is highly recommended for Portfolio candidates.
Explore the plant-people relationships and scientific research that are the foundations of horticultural therapy. Learn about current programs that utilize horticultural therapy and the benefits of using plants and plant-related activities to reach cognitive, physical, psychological, and social goals for a variety of populations. Engage in activities for disability awareness and the development of therapeutic skills. Resources for professional development and the professional registration process are covered.
The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan – United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The program aims to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S. – Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the United States.
Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S. – Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature.
Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States.
Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.
NEH Fellowships are competitive awards granted to individual scholars pursuing projects that embody exceptional research, rigorous analysis, and clear writing. Applications must clearly articulate a project’s value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both.
Fellowships provide recipients time to conduct research or to produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, translations with annotations or a critical apparatus, or critical editions resulting from previous research. Projects may be at any stage of development.
NEH invites research applications from scholars in all disciplines, and it encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars.
The FDA is proposing to establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements (beyond what is already required in existing regulations) for persons who manufacture, process, pack, or hold foods the Agency has designated for inclusion on the Food Traceability List. The proposed rule, “Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods” (Food Traceability Proposed Rule) is a key component of the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint and would implement Section 204(d) of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The proposed requirements would help the FDA rapidly and effectively identify recipients of those foods to prevent or mitigate foodborne illness outbreaks and address credible threats of serious adverse health consequences or death. The comment periods for the proposed rule and information collection provisions have been extended and will now be available for public comment until February 22, 2021.
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Charter School Office (CSO) is seeking proposals to establish a charter school technical assistance resource provider (TARP) to work with charter schools across New York State. Technical assistance to charter schools will focus on improvement in four specific areas:
*Governance by charter school boards of trustees
*High-quality educational services and opportunities for students with disabilities, with a focus on charter schools outside New York City
*Home to school connections
The TARP will work in collaboration with NYSED to provide professional development to charter school teachers, financial professionals, leaders, and boards of trustees. With the exception of the second item above, proposals must target all charter schools and charter applicant groups statewide. It is expected that in-person technical assistance activities or trainings will be a majority (more than 50 percent) of the proposed services. (If restrictions related to COVID-19 were to be in effect during the course of the contract, alternative means such as video-conferencing may be utilized in place of in-person activities.)
The Cornell Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative (LTBCI) has announced they are offering around $300,000 in grants for land trusts in 2021.
Through the Bissonette & Hemphill Habitat Preservation Program, the LTBCI will offer 1 to 3 grants of up to $50,000 each for the purchase of land or conservation easements in California that closed in 2020 or will close in 2021. Funds will support direct acquisition costs only, and applicants must clearly demonstrate the land’s importance to birds and/or bird conservation.
This 60-minute livestock tour offers a behind-the-scenes view of Hilltop Hanover Farm’s goats and cows with our Livestock Manager, Jess. Stroll through the pastures and barns while getting to know our livestock…
Following the tour, join Jess for a 30-minute class discussion to get a more in-depth look at livestock best practices. Topics covered include the benefits of good pasture management, types of grazing systems, grazing adapted plants and common pasture plants, pasture soil health, managing pasture with ruminant livestock, unique digestive ability of ruminants, ruminant nutrition needs, ruminant health concerns, humane stockmanship skills, and grazing system design and infrastructure.
Each year Stamford Downtown hosts a distinguished outdoor sculpture exhibit designed to attract both local and regional audiences. Art in Public Places Outdoor Sculpture exhibit features artwork lining the sidewalks and parks of the Downtown.
The 2021 exhibit, The Piano Project, will bring both art & music to the streets of Stamford Downtown!
The fun and interactive exhibit will feature 20+ upright pianos designed and painted by local artists. The pianos will be on display all summer for the public to interact with and play!
Critique participants learn to be more confident in talking about their artwork and more aware how their artwork fits into the context of other artists in the current art market. Suggestions, encouragement and feedback are given to enable artists to grow and make progress in their chosen medium.
he National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is inviting novel solutions for the Reduction-to-Practice Challenge for the NCATS A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE) Program. The overall goal of the NCATS ASPIRE Challenges is to reward and spur innovative and catalytic approaches towards solving the opioid crisis through development of: (1) novel chemistries; (2) data-mining and analysis tools and technologies; and (3) biological assays that will revolutionize discovery, development and pre-clinical testing of next generation, safer and non-addictive analgesics to treat pain, as well as new treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) and overdose.