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Education and Behavioral Sciences: Table of Contents by Sponsor

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Department of State - US Mission to Iraq

Lego Children’s Fund

National Education Association Foundation

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)


Education and Behavioral Sciences: By Deadlines


Title: Lego Children's Fund Seeks Grant Proposals for Youth Creativity Programs
Sponsor: Lego Children’s Fund
Deadline: Quarterly (Received by April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15)
Abstract: The Lego Children's Fund is accepting grant proposals for programs dedicated to inspiring and encouraging youth creativity. The fund supports programs serving in children from birth to age 14, with priority consideration for disadvantaged or at-risk youth.
Each quarter, the fund awards grants ranging between $500 and $5,000 to organizations working with disadvantaged children and special projects or programs designed to elevate a child's opportunities for exploring creativity. The fund also awards grants to organizations supported by LEGO employee volunteers and organizations serving Connecticut and western Massachusetts. In addition, $100,000 per year is awarded to a single organization identified and selected by the fund's board of directors.
Qualified grantees must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations (including educational organizations) that require support for projects in the areas of early childhood education and development; technology and communications that help advance learning opportunities; and sports or athletic programs on underserved youth.
To ensure that a request is considered for a particular trustee meeting, proposals must be received by the following dates: April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15.
Grant program guidelines and applications are available at the Lego Children's Fund Web site. For more information, please visit

Title: Public Diplomacy Grants Program                                             
Sponsor: Department of State - US Mission to Iraq
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Abstract: The Public Diplomacy Grants Program supports initiatives that promote educational and cultural engagement and foster mutual understanding between the United States and Iraq. Grants are awarded for projects designed to further the development of Iraq’s future leaders, build the capacity of Iraqi institutions, and promote awareness and understanding of shared U.S. and Iraqi values. Proposals are accepted at any time; applicants may be individuals or representatives of civil society and non-governmental organizations, cultural organizations, or research and academic institutions. Priority will be given to Iraqi applicants, although the program is open to U.S.-based not-for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education. Grant awards are subject to the availability of funds and generally will not exceed $100,000; most will be smaller. Requests for support for individual or group research projects or to help defray the costs of study abroad will not be considered. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:• Empowering Women and Youth• Encouraging Environmental Awareness• Promoting Civic Engagement and Strengthening Civil Society• Fostering Cultural Ties• Enhancing Professionalism in the Media. Applications will be evaluated based on the proposed topic, clearly formulated goals, the target group, and the capacity of the individual or organization to carry out the proposed activity. Cost-sharing and the inclusion of alumni of U.S. Department of State exchange programs in developing and implementing grant activity are encouraged. Applications should explain clearly any other likely sources of funding for the project. Examples of program activity include, but are not limited to:• Public outreach campaigns• Training programs• Seminars, workshops, or roundtable discussions• Cultural activities related to film, music, or literature. Proposals that support social welfare projects, partisan or political party activity, religious activity, or trade or other commercial activity will not be considered. 
Link to Additional Information
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Brian Shott 
Cultural Affairs Officer 
Phone 1 240 553 0581 ext 2962 U.S. Embassy, Baghdad
For more information please visit for more details.

Title: NEA Foundation Grants
Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract: Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). Student Achievement Grants ($5,000) support initiatives to improve academic achievement. Learning and Leadership Grants support high-quality professional development--$2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups. Higher education faculty and staff may apply.
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Title: Environmental Management Participation Program for the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC)
Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Postgraduate Opportunities
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract: This renewable, one-year award provides opportunities to participate in environmental projects involving cultural and natural resources, restoration, compliance, conservation, pollution prevention, validation, demonstration, technology transfer, quality assurance and quality control, training, information management and reporting, and related programs. Relevant disciplines are archaeology, biology, chemistry, ecology, engineering, entomology, environmental sciences, forestry, historic preservation, information sciences, plant pathology, wildlife biology, zoology. This program is available in various locations across the United States, locations outside the United States, at the U.S. Army Environmental Command (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland) and at other approved locations. Additional Contact: Laura Cook, Recruiter +1 (410) 306-9204