Funding Opportunity: National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition (due July 16)

The Corporation for National and Community Service today released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of up to $800,000 for the 2015 National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition.

The broad objectives of the competition are to:

  • Promote research on national service, civic engagement, and volunteering among researchers and practitioners
  • Broaden the evidence base for programs using national service and volunteering
  • Increase the availability of innovative research methods used to study to national service and volunteering

The deadline for applications is July 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Successful applicants will receive awards of between $30,000 and $300,000 per year for 3 years. During the 2015 fiscal year, CNCS plans to award approximately $800,000 in awards to institutions of higher education.

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Letter from Paula England


To my fellow members of the American Sociological Association:

National Science Foundation (NSF) research funding for the social sciences is threatened with a 45% cut in a bill that will be debated on the House floor during the week of May 18.  I urge you to write to your member of Congress before that debate.

You can do this easily right now. Go to the COSSA Action Center to sign up and take action by asking your representative to oppose the America COMPETES Act of 2015 (H.R. 1806).

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