Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wellstone Fellowship in Healthcare Advocacy

Families USA, a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health care advocacy organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, is accepting applications for the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice.

The Wellstone Fellowship is designed to advance social justice through healthcare advocacy by focusing particularly on the unique challenges facing communities of color. Through this fellowship, established to honor the memory of the late Senator Paul D. Wellstone, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups.

Amount: $38,000

Date due: February 5, 2010

Competitive candidates must demonstrate an interest in healthcare policy and racial/ethnic health disparities.

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Young Champions of Maternal Health

The Young Champions of Maternal Health Program will use the Changemakers online platform to identify 16 young leaders — called Young Champions — from around the world who will spend nine months working abroad on a maternal health project while being mentored by a seasoned Ashoka Fellow in the field of maternal health. All Young Champions will receive a monthly stipend and financial support for travel, accommodation, insurance, and visa costs.

Amount: Varies

Date due: March 3, 2010

For more information, click here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Learn & Serve Grants

The Corporation for National and Community Service (the Corporation) announces the anticipated availability of approximately $7.3 million to award new Learn and Serve America Higher Education grants. Grants will be awarded to an estimated seven to nine individual institutions ranging from approximately $85,000 to $200,000 annually for a project period of up to three years, and an estimated seven to eleven consortia ranging from approximately $200,000 to $500,000 for a project period up to three years.

Amount: $85,000 - $200,000/year for three years

Date due: March 9, 2010

Learn and Serve America Higher Education programs:

  • Create or expand organized service-learning programs that increase social responsibility and commitment to the community in which the institution is located;
  • Promote student-initiated and student-designed projects as part of service-learning programming;
  • Support service-learning programs that will demonstrably address local community issues;
  • Improve student engagement in academic coursework through service-learning; and
  • Strengthen the service-learning infrastructure within institutions of higher education in the United States.
For more information, click here.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hearst Fellowship for Minority Students

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, D.C., offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times a year to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.

The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI and undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI's leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for the experience.

Amount: A fellowship grant of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the fall and spring fellows and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the summer fellow.

Date due: The deadline for the spring 2010 fellowship is December 15, 2009; the deadline for the summer 2010 fellowship is March 15, 2010; and the deadline for the fall 2010 fellowship is July 15, 2010.

The student must be able to intern for twelve to fifteen weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Fall and spring internships will be part-time (fifteen to twenty hours a week) and summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

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Open Meadows Foundation Grants to Benefit Women & Girls

Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and expression, age or ability. It offers grants up to $2000 to projects that:

  • Are designed and implemented by women and girls;
  • Reflect the diversity of the community served by the project in both its leadership and organization;
  • Promote building community power;
  • Promote gender, racial, social, economic and/or environmental justice; and
  • Have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding.

Amount: $2,000

Date due: February 15, 2010

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