Wednesday, March 14, 2012

National Outreach Scholarship Conference

Today at the Extension Operations Council meeting, I learned of this interesting conference opportunity. Proposals for this conference are due on April 11. This is an important meeting of its kind--NCSU was the host in 2010, and is a working member of the consortium that sponsors this activity. Participants will also have the opportunity to publish their papers in this Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. The web site for this conference is

As you may know, NCSU was one of only five institutions recognized this year with a Presidential Award for Community service ( This award also earned NCSU with a very favorable editorial in today's N&O:

The National Outreach Scholarship Conference is a key reason for this success. Please share this broadly with your colleagues.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

NCSU-U. Pretoria research collaboration grants RFP

The NC State- University of Pretoria research collaboration grants are accepting proposals for a second cycle. The grants are open for both new proposals and renewals of ongoing projects. The deadline is April 2, 2012. Complete proposals in PDF should be sent to Ginger Davis at

For more information and to see the request for proposals, visit

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13): NIH

Sorry for the very short notice on this: I only learned of this yesterday. 
The National Institutes of Health has announced the Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (R13), which is limited to one application per institution.  The program is designed to bring together academic institutions and community organizations to address health disparities through Community-Based Participatory Research.
Award:  Up to $30,000 per year for up to three years
Important dates:
Mandatory notification of interest in applying:  Due by 5 p.m. March 8 .
Internal preproposal submission:  Due by 5 p.m. March 20 to .
Internal requirements available at: .
Estimated internal review completion:  March 23
NIH application deadline:  April 10, 2012
For more information and a link to the funding opportunity announcement, see .