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Monfort College of Business: Table of Contents by Sponsor

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation

Faculty and Institute of Actuaries - the Actuarial Profession

Indiana University School of Philanthropy

National Education Association Foundation

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


Monfort College of Business: By Deadlines


Title: IU School of Philanthropy Invites Applications for Archive Research Fellows Fund
Sponsor: Indiana University School of Philanthropy
Deadline: Open
Abstract: The Indiana University School of Philanthropy is accepting applications for the Archive Research Fellows Fund for research that contributes to the understanding and practice of philanthropy.
The program awards grants of up to $4,000 in any discipline for research that requires use of the collections of the Philanthropy Archives Collection of the University Library at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Faculty and graduate students with research priorities in the following areas are eligible to apply: the origins and development of philanthropic traditions across time, cultures, and social groups; the role of philanthropic and nonprofit organizations in shaping communities and civil society; the sources, motivations, and practices involved in generating, allocating, and managing philanthropic resources; the types, scope, and composition of philanthropic resources and their significance for nonprofit organizations; and the governance and management of philanthropic institutions and nonprofit organizations.
The archives offer a diverse array of primary source materials documenting the history of philanthropy, including papers of such key national institutions as the Filer Commission, the Foundation Center, Independent Sector, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, the American Association of Fund Raising Counsel, and some of the country's leading fundraising firms and foundations.
See the IU School of Philanthropy Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.
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Title: NEA Foundation Grants
Sponsor: National Education Association Foundation
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract:  Provides grants to improve academic achievement of students in US 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

Title: Research Grant Program
Sponsor: Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract: The foundation encourages research to expand the body of knowledge about equipment lease financing in the U.S. economy. In addition, the foundation seeks to broaden its constituency by establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with individuals in the academic community. Honorariums are available to encourage academics in all fields of scholarship to study topics of interest to the foundation and its constituency. Topics of interest to leasing professionals include, but are not limited to, the following issues: strategic management or planning; accounting; financial reporting; tax; legislative or regulatory developments; contracts and documentation; finance; sales and marketing; electronic commerce; credit and collections; software; economics; portfolio or risk management; operations; and benchmarking or best practices. The subject matter must have practical application to professionals in the leasing and finance business.

Title: Memorial Education and Research Fund (MERF)
Sponsor: Faculty and Institute of Actuaries - the Actuarial Profession
Deadline: Continuous
Abstract: The Faculty and Institute of Actuaries offers the Memorial Education and Research Fund (MERF), the aims of which are as follows:
- Promotion for educational purposes of research in actuarial science and subjects related thereto, and the publication of the results of such research
- Advancement of education in actuarial science and subjects related thereto
- Awarding to actuaries, or persons intending to become actuaries, funding for exhibitions, scholarships, or grants tenable either at any educational establishment approved by the institute or for the purpose of obtaining professional training.