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Preservation Long Island Nomination for Endangered Historic Places 2021 DEADELINE December 18

Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities while learning how to use tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach.

Our EHPP listing partners receive technical assistance and advocacy support as they work to preserve at-risk historic places threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to the lack of sustainable long-term stewardship plans….

EHPP nominations are open to the public. Listings are selected by a panel of Preservation Long Island staff, experts in architecture, historic preservation, and other related fields, as well as members of our Board of Trustees.

SOURCE: Preservation Long Island<

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Apply Now for IWF Wrestling School ~Nutely, NJ~

Aspiring wrestlers ready to rumble into sports-entertainment and be a wrestling superstar can now fulfill their dream. The nationally-accredited IWF Wrestling School, based in Woodland Park, NJ (formerly West Paterson) from 1999 to 2012, and Nutley, NJ from 2014 to present, had 52 graduates receive WWE, NXT, IMPACT, NJPW, ROH and NWA tryouts with 14 employed.

​52 IWF Graduates worked for WWE, NXT, IMPACT, NJPW, ROH & NWA with 14 signed!

Head Coach is 24-year pro Kevin Knight, who worked for major organizations including WWE and NWA, wrestling against countless Hall of Famers and Legends since 1996. He has experience in all aspects of sports, entertainment and marketing, and combines his knowledge into formulating a strategy for success. His graduates perform on WWE RAW, SmackDown, NXT, IMPACT, NJPW, ROH and NWA.

​Course length is 6 months, consisting of two separate 3-month semesters, with small group classes 3 days a week. We offer wrestler, referee and manager training, whether it’s a hobby or your career aspiration. Classes cover basic holds, fundamentals, mat wrestling, character development, interview skills, and tape studies to evaluate progress so you reach maximum potential. You’ll build self-confidence, learn discipline, feel energized and get into the best shape of your life. Top trainees display skills at Live Events, and upon graduation we assist you in making valuable industry connections.

SOURCE: https://www.campiwf.com



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Virtual: PLANT-O-RAMA Green Industry Trade Show January 26

PLANT-O-RAMA is a 1-day Symposium & Trade Show with green industry companies representing wholesale growers, retail and mail-order nurseries, horticultural suppliers, pottery companies, public parks, and nonprofit greening organizations.

Celebrating 25 years! JOIN us as an EXHIBITOR.

SOURCE: Brown Paper Tickets

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Clocktower Player Virtual Production AUDTIONS for Actors of All Ages

All roles are open. Performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities strongly encouraged. Lines do not have to be memorized if able to comfortably and convincingly read dialogue from unseen prompter behind camera.

  • “Phase” A Short Play by Chloe Selvaka, casting six female actors, ages 15-20
  • “The New Kid” by Mark Harvey Levine, casing eight actors, grades 5-12
  • “Rough Waters” by Marj O’Neill-Butler, casting 2 adults, 1 male (40s-50s) and 1 female (60s-70s)

SOURCE: http://www.clocktowerplayers.com

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Virtual: Startup Secret Santa December 9 & 10

SSS’ main objective is to connect the right mentors with the right startups in Blockchain and Fintech for Christmas. Find a mentor who can support you at the beginning of a challenging journey.

For mentors

Social impact can be about sharing your knowledge, help early starters to take off and move in the right direction.

For investors

Get a chance to find a star for your portfolio.

SOURCE: https://www.eventbrite.com


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OPEN CALL “All the Lights” Contemporary Art DEADLINE January 17

Each participant will be provided materials, however please bring your own pruners and gloves. You’re also welcome to bring any extra accessories or designs that you would like included in your wreath.

SOURCE: https://treatgallery.org

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NEH Digital Humanities National or Regional Training Program Grants DEADLINE March 2

The Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities program supports national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars, humanities professionals, and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through this program NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars and practitioners using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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Virtual: DeveloperWeek New York December 9 & 10

DeveloperWeek New York 2020 (Dec 9-10) is the East Coast’s largest developer & software engineering conference & expo with tracks covering Dev Leadership & Management, Javascript, API & Microservices, AI, Blockchain, Containers & kubernetes, DevOps; and more! Speakers include technical leaders from IBM, Microsoft, Stripe, Kong, Uber, Google, AWS, GoDaddy, J.P. Morgan, and more!

SOURCE: https://www.eventbrite.com

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Apprentice Writer Accepting Submissions from High School Students for Poetry, Chorepoetry, Spoken Word, Fiction, Nonfiction, Graphic Novels, Memoirs, Personal Essay & Photography DEADELINE March 15, 2021

Susquehanna University and the Writers Institute invite high school students to submit fiction, memoir, personal essay, photography, and/or poetry for the thirty-ninth volume of Apprentice Writer, which will be published during the fall of 2021.

Selected writers will be chosen by a published author to receive one of six prizes. $200 prizes will again be awarded for Outstanding Writer in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry as well as $50 to Runners-Up in each genre.

Accepted poets, writers, and photographers come from an impressive variety of backgrounds spanning the globe.

SOURCE: https://www.apprenticewriter.com

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Fall Short Story Contest PRIZE $1K DEADLINE December 8

Submit your very best fictional short story in 2,000 words or less. Any theme, subject, or genre is fair game, as long as it falls under 2,000 words.

SOURCE: https://www.writermag.com/contests/



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Can you help develop interoperable health information technology (IT) solutions that engage patients and family caregivers during care transitions from in-patient hospital care to home (community living)? DEADLINE November 20

AHRQ is seeking technological solutions that ease administrative and information management burdens, and support patient activation and engagement, especially among Americans that may have low health literacy or limited English language proficiency. These technical solutions should leverage evidence-based standards.

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) serves as a standalone data exchange standard but can be used in partnership with existing widely used standards, accelerating the develop process for digital solutions. FHIR is used to address the people, processes, and technology needed to send, receive, and use digital care plans and optimize medication reconciliation. Winning solutions that use FHIR in this Challenge would enable patients, families, and caregivers to receive and understand hospital discharge instructions and care plans while easing administrative burden on physicians, nurses, and staff at discharging hospitals.

Phase 1 – Proposal of Innovative Models

Total Cash Prize: $100,000
$20,000 per semi-finalist will be awarded; up to 5 awards
Semi-finalists will use a portion of their earnings to travel to a demo day in either Chicago, IL or Washington, DC.
Phase 2 – Prototype Development

AHRQ/HHS will make up to two awards:

Total Cash Prize: $75,000
First place winner: $50,000
Second place winner: $25,000

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding Innovation Challenge DEADLINE November 16

OWH is creating a national competition to identify effective, pre-existing programs that increase breastfeeding initiation and continuation rates and decrease disparities among breastfeeding mothers in the United States. The goal of this innovative competition is to demonstrate sustainability and the ability to replicate and/or expand a program that has proven outcomes to improve breastfeeding rates and reduce disparities.

The program must demonstrate evidence-based interventions to target gaps in breastfeeding education, instruction, and/or support for breastfeeding mothers in the United States. The program will be shared with the general public.

The competition has three phases. All eligible submissions will be evaluated, and separate prizes may be awarded for each of the three phases.

Total Prize Awards Available
Total Awards: $800,000 in FY20 funds.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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Next Gen Fertilizer Innovation Challenge DEADLINE November 30

This Partnership is being coordinated with input from stakeholders such as corn grower representatives, fertilizer companies, university and government researchers, and environmental and industry NGOs. This competition includes two challenges which aim to accelerate the development and use of existing and new product technologies that are affordable to reduce the environmental impacts of U.S. corn production. The results of the Partnership may ultimately be leveraged to improve production of other crops under a range of environmental conditions in the U.S. and abroad.

This Challenge aims to identify concepts for novel technologies for fertilizers and other product technology innovations that can reduce the environmental effects from modern agriculture while maintaining or increasing crop yields. Submissions to the Next Gen Fertilizer Innovation Challenge may include technologies that are not currently on the market or technology concepts that are not traditional EEFs and not in commercial use as a fertilizer.

Total Cash Prize Pool
The Seekers may award a total prize award pool of $65,000.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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EPA & partners seek non-thermal technologies & approaches that destroy PFAS in aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) without generating hazardous byproducts DEADLINE November 23

EPA is partnering with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP); the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and the Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS); and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy; and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, to launch a technical challenge regarding the destruction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The challenge asks Solvers to submit detailed plans for a non-thermal way of destroying PFAS in concentrated aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), while creating the least amount of potentially harmful byproducts.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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Virtual: Teaching the Visual Arts to Adults on Zoom Workshop November 18

The workshop covers curriculum development, working with multiple cameras, and troubleshooting home tech. An instructor provides tips and tricks for managing a Zoom classroom and there is ample time for a Q&A session as part of the program. This workshop is perfect for both educators and arts administrators.

SOURCE: https://smithsonianassociates.org

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Innovative Technology Solutions for Social Care Referrals Total Prizes $500K DEADLINE December 14

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is announcing a competition for state and community leaders in the aging and disability network, health care systems, health plans, and health IT vendors to cultivate care coordination by developing and/or optimizing interoperable and scalable technology platforms.

Participants are challenged with working collaboratively on enhancing scalable approaches to securely sharing standardized data on social determinants and person-centered plans through the use of open resource directories that seamlessly connect and interoperate with health care system’s electronic health records to community based organizations.

This Challenge includes developing prototypes and implementing technical solutions that track referral patterns and gaps in service that visibly display social service and health related outcomes overtime.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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AI Software for Tracking Maritime Vessel Traffic Total Prizes $200K DEADLINE December 2

The goal of this challenge is to engage with the workforce of tomorrow on challenging and relevant Naval problems. The need here is to augment unmanned surface vehicles’ (USVs’) maritime contact tracking capability.

Current traffic avoidance software relies on AIS and radar for tracking other craft and avoiding collisions. However, in a contested environment, emitting radar energy presents a vulnerability to detection by adversaries.

Deactivating RF transmitting sources mitigates the threat of detection, but without additional sensing and sensor fusion, it would also degrade the USV’s ability to monitor shipping traffic in its vicinity.

The technology developed for this prize challenge will solve this problem by developing a computer vision system that will plot the tracks of shipping traffic exclusively using the passive sensing capability of onboard cameras. This technology would also be applicable for the Navy to document vessels performing unsafe navigation on the high seas.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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Rethink Adult Ed Challenge Total Prizes $750K DEADLINE November 25

The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge (the Challenge) is a $750,000 competition to advance pre-apprenticeships. The Department invites eligible providers to design pre-apprenticeship programs that better prepare learners for apprenticeships and to succeed in their chosen professions.

Apprenticeships serve as an important pathway to well-paying careers across a range of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, technology, and healthcare. However, many adults miss out on these opportunities because they are not aware of apprenticeship programs or do not have the necessary skills to prepare for or gain entry to them.

Pre-apprenticeships bridge this gap by equipping people with the skills and knowledge they need to gain entry to, and succeed in, apprenticeships. Pre-apprenticeship program participants learn academic skills, time management skills, technology skills, and conflict management skills. Participants may also learn industry-specific skills, such as how to use relevant tools and machinery. Programs may also include distance learning and artificial intelligence, so they may go to scale and serve a larger population of students.

The Challenge aims to spur the creation of new pre-apprenticeship programs and increase the capacity of adult education providers to deliver high-quality programs.

SOURCE: https://www.challenge.gov

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National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholars Grant for Nonfiction Authors & Journalists DEADLINE December 16

The Public Scholars program supports the creation of well-researched nonfiction books in the humanities written for the broad public. It does so by offering grants to individual authors for research, writing, travel, and other activities leading to publication. Writers with or without an academic affiliation may apply, and no advanced degree is required. The program is intended both to encourage non-academic writers to deepen their engagement with the humanities by strengthening the research underlying their books and to encourage academic writers in the humanities to communicate the significance of their research to the broadest possible range of readers. NEH especially encourages applications to this program from independent writers, researchers, scholars, and journalists.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov

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National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships Open Book Program DEADLINE December 15

The Fellowships Open Book Program is a limited competition designed to make outstanding humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program will allow teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that can be downloaded or redistributed for no charge.

SOURCE: https://www.neh.gov