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Funding Opportunity!
The senior capstone course for GW's Human Services and Social Justice program challenges the students to operate their own foundation. This creates an opportunity for our local partner organizations to apply for funding. It is due this year on APRIL 1st
Link to apply:

Here is this year's announcement from the students:

"The GW Arc Foundation’s mission is to support the education of students from underserved communities in the Washington Metropolitan Area (DMV). We hope to uplift and empower students by providing them with the necessary programming and services to succeed academically, professionally, and socially.

The GW Arc Foundation requests proposals for funding of up to $7,000 for organizations that strengthen education. We seek to fund organizations that prioritize underserved and/or underrepresented communities in the DMV. Some examples of communities that this may include but are not limited to are: students with learning disabilities; refugees and immigrants; formerly-incarcerated individuals; and low-income students.

Organizations must hold 501(c)(3) status, be located in the DMV, and address issues or align with the goal of promoting educational equity. Examples of programs we hope to fund include but are not limited to: ● Tutoring and mentoring services ● Extracurricular activities ● After School Programming ● ESL/ESOL Classes/Programming ● Career/College preparation programs The foundation is not accepting applications to fund any of the following: ● Scholarships ● Programs outside of the DMV area ● Capital projects ● General operating funds.

Submission Process:
All applications can be submitted via this link.
The Foundation will accept proposals through April 1st 2022 at 11:59 PM.
Organizations in consideration will be contacted via email with an invitation to do a short virtual presentation (20 mins) on April 20th from 3:30-6pm. Finalists will be notified by April 13th.
Applicants will receive notifications if they are a recipient of the grant by May 10th 2022."

OSSE just released it's list of grants that will award over $20 million in funding to different types of nonprofit organizations and businesses doing high-impact tutoring in the District. Read more about each grant and see a full packet here.
Grant deadline is March 10th! — Will Brummett Will Brummett on January 27, 2022
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Great funding opportunity just dropped from OSSEE. See below.

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is releasing up to $20 million in funding to support existing successful evidence-based tutoring programs to scale; support experienced evidence-based tutoring programs that can demonstrate the ability to deliver a new tutoring program to serve students in grades pre-K-12; and provide funding to organizations delivering strategic program supports and program evaluation services for high-impact tutoring. Please see OSSE’s web site for more detailed information on the available award types and eligibility.

The RFA will be available on OSSE’s web site on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at 12 p.m. The deadline to submit an application will be Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 3 p.m. Applications will be accepted only through OSSE’s Enterprise Grants Management System (EGMS) at

A pre-application webinar will be held following the release of the RFA. Please see the RFA for information on the date, time, and how to register for this webinar. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and receive answers via a public FAQ document.

If you have any questions about the grant, please email Charlotte Nugent, High-Impact Tutoring Program Manager, at
Also for our tutoring programs, this is great article on recent research showing the benefits and power of tutoring. It also gives ideas for effective tutoring (# of times per week, in-person or online, during the school day, paraprofessionals or trained tutors, no more than 1-4 students per 1 tutor, etc.).

Check this out for some interesting info on why your work is so important!
Great grant opportunity below for oral history projects!

The DC Oral History Collaborative Partnership Grants are now open! The Collaborative offers three grant programs:

Oral History Project Grants – $8,000 award for collecting oral history interviews around a particular topic, theme or research question related to Washington, DC. The grant can pay for staff salary and wages, honoraria, equipment purchases, software subscriptions, travel, outreach, transcription, and other expenses directly associated with collecting oral history interviews. Projects must collect at least five interviews, each with: a release form for inclusion in the DC Public Library’s online archive, transcript, index, and metadata. Each project director also participates in a three-session training workshop.

Extension Grants – $6,000 award for extending projects previously conducted with an Oral History Project Grant. The previous grant must be completely closed out. Projects must collect at least another five interviews with complete documentation. These interviews, too, are made available for inclusion in the DC Public Library’s special collection.

Public Programming Grants – $12,000 maximum award for projects that use existing collections to create accessible public humanities projects in Washington, DC. Projects must ensure that narrators’ original voices are faithfully and respectfully represented in their projects and must include the narrators in the development of the project whenever possible.

Submissions for all three grants are due on Friday, January 28, 2022.

Additional funding opportunities for humanities-based projects will be available in the coming weeks!

Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletters and follow @HumanitiesDC on social media for the most up-to-date information!
Our community partners are most welcome to attend these programs, offered by GW's Art Therapy program.

Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm, Dec 3-17th
"Getting prepared for the holidays can generate both excitement and anxiety. Join us for a supportive group experience that allows for a collective self-awareness in managing stress, recognizing break through feelings, and establishing healthy boundaries." Register by emailing

Five Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm from Jan 7th to Feb 4th.
"Reclaiming the self involves processing and grieving our past self while discovering resiliency. Come explore those feelings in safer space of togetherness." Register by emailing
Anti-Racist Education Collaboration Research Grant.
A great opportunity if an organization wants to collaborate with faculty at GW's School of Education or Doctoral Students to do research on or creation of anti-racist education work. Deadline is Dec. 20th. If you'd like more information or help with finding a research partner feel free to email me
grants up to 7,000 dollars
AERA Division K Teaching and Teacher
Education Call and Guidelines for Proposals
Anti-Racist Teaching and Teacher Education Seed

Grants Program

Submission Deadline: December 20, 2021

Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association
(AERA) invites proposals for the Anti-Racist Teaching and Teacher Education Seed Grants
program. Reflecting the Division’s commitment to supporting anti-racist research and practice,
this grant program seeks to support cross-institutional partnerships aimed at establishing research
programs that advance knowledge about anti-racist teaching and teacher education policy and
practice. We invite proposals that describe projects in which researchers, teacher educators, and
practitioners, broadly defined, work together to study and enact replicable approaches/strategies
to combat myriad forms of racial harm. Partnering organizations/entities may include P-12
schools, community-based activist organizations, higher education institutions, teacher education
programs, and other grassroots social service agencies whose mission centers on actively reducing
the persistence of racial injustice. Partnerships that span youth-serving policy/practice
organizations and research institutions are strongly encouraged. Areasto be addressed should have
clear connectionsto creating and sustaining the conditions for anti-racist teaching and/or pre- and
in-service teacher education.
Scope of Projects
Projects may vary in substantive focus and research methodologies. They could include, but are
not limited to, projects that: recruit and retain teacher candidates and/or teachers of color in P-12
schools; create and/or implement anti-racist curriculum or instructional tools in P-12 schools
and/or teacher education programs; connect teachers, teacher candidates and/or teacher educators
with community organizations engaged in anti-racist education. These are merely examples. We
encourage innovative proposals that are constructive, raise new questions and/or open new
possibilities on enduring challenges and disparities. Applicants should consider how their research
partnership, and the project that comes from it, develops new learning that will both likely: a)
attract future funding; and b) provide the field replicable strategies/approaches to actively
disrupting racism in teaching and teacher education.
Grants will range from $7,500 to $15,000 to cover direct costs associated with the project. AERA
does not provide overhead support or indirect costs to institutions or other entities assisting in the
administration of the award. Funds can be used to defray research assistant expenses. Awards will


be administered through the researchers’ institution (see below). Projects are for a maximum of
one year from start date through completion of the project, with a final report due two months after
the end date.
Grantees will be invited to a virtual convening at the opening of the 2022 AERA Annual Meeting.
Informationon funded projects will appear on the Division K website and social media forums and
announced in AERA Highlights.
Application Process
The SelectionCommittee will include members of the Division KExecutiveCouncil, the Graduate
Student Executive Board, and other division members to create a diverse presence of research
interests and expertise. Applicants will be notified by February 1, 2022.
Researchers seeking support for Anti-Racist Teaching and Teacher Education projects must be
Division K members at the time of proposal submission and throughout the project. Proposals may
be submitted by education researchers in academic settings, research institutions, private and
nonprofit organizations, K-12 schools, and government agencies.
The applicants must be affiliated with an academic institution, research institution, or other
organization that will be responsible for administering the award.
Special consideration will be given to projects that include early career scholars (one to seven
years beyond their doctoral degree) and doctoralstudents. If the research involves human research
participation, applicants must provide documentation of IRB approval prior to proceeding with the
relevant phases of the project. If the research is exempt, researchers should provide documentation
of the exemption.
Review Criteria for Proposals
The following criteria will be used in reviewing proposals;
• The project focuses on a significant issue associated with or exacerbated by race and racism
that also has clear implications for teaching and/or teacher education;
• The research activities to be undertaken have the potential to make important contribution
to the scholarly literature base in teaching and/or teacher education, and the project has
potential for improving the material conditions of teaching and learning for racially
minoritized students, educators, and/or families;
• The proposed project provides a realistic, feasible research plan and demonstrates required
research competence.
• Projectsthatinclude collaborations with direct service youth workers and youth themselves
will be given special consideration.
Application Process
Applications should be submitted to with the subject line of
the email to state “Division K Anti-Racist Teaching and Teacher Education Seed Grant Proposal.”

Applications should include the following:
• Cover page – full name, project title, complete address, preferred phone number, e-mail
• 200 – 300 word abstract of the project;
• Project Narrative not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages (excluding references and any
essential appendices) which includes but is not limited to:
o Goal(s): description of the project, identifying the central need or issue, and the
goal(s) of the research project;
o Design: description of how the research project will be carried out to address the
goal, citing relevant literature to illustrate how the project responds to persistent
challenge to advancing racial justice in teaching and teacher education, appropriate
theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks, and data collection and analysis
o Contribution: a description of the expected contributions to current knowledge,
future research projects and, as relevant, to the partnering organization(s). If
specific products will be produced, describe how they will be used and
disseminated. Describe how the project will lead to or leverage additional support
for continued research;
o Project timeline.
• Budget request specifying the direct costs to be incurred. Allowable categories include all
direct research expenses, including research assistants; costs for software; data collection,
preparation and coding; participant stipends. Technology costs should only be included if
the technology is a critical component of the project projects. Funds are not intended to be
used by researchers to attend the AERA annual meeting.
• A 1–page vita that covers expertise, including publications, relevant to the project for the
principal investigators.
• 100-250-word bios for each key project personnel.
• Letter(s) from partnering organizations that specifically addresses: a) the organizations’
involvement, and b) how the organizations believe the research activity will help advance
their mission as it relates to anti-racist teaching and teacher education.
Award Schedule
Awards will be on a cost reimbursement basis submitted quarterly by the awardee’s institution,
with the request for final payment to be accompanied by a status report. The status report must
address the substance of the research; progress and what was accomplished to date; activities with
respect to partnerships, if any; and plan for the final substantive research report.
A final report of the project, including any products and deliverables provided to the educational
organization, if relevant, and any background papers or presentations must be submitted to
Dorothea Anagnostopoulos at and Chezare Warren at within two months after the project completion date.
Another great opportunity for funding for partners working with 4th-6th graders! See below for more.

"Does your network include 4th - 6th graders (or their parents/guardians) with a great idea that could help others with a little extra funding? Hillshire Farm® SNACKED! brand wants to fuel greatness and help kids bring their awesome ideas to life through the Allowance Grants, a new program that will award grants to kids, helping them realize their dreams.

Now through January 2, 2022, kids, with the help of an adult 18+ years of age or older, can submit their idea to to be eligible for a chance to receive a grant. Thirty-eight (38) $500 grants and three (3) $2,000 grants will be awarded to 4th - 6th graders across the United States with the best ideas to create the change they want to see. In addition, parents and caregivers of the selected grant recipients will receive Hillshire Farm SNACKED! products for a year to share with their family and friends to help fuel their journeys." — Will Brummett Will Brummett on November 9, 2021
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Great opportunity for partners wanting to partner with coding.

Subject: Paid Internship Opportunities (looking for projects)

Last year GW Coders received a grant from the New America Foundation’s PIT-UN program to fund internships that support students who are looking to expand their coding skills through work on public-interest projects. In GW Coders we have a number of students who have entry to moderate coding skills (e.g., Python, R, and/or JS) and they are looking for opportunities to grow those skills through applied projects, and we are hoping to match them with opportunities where they can apply some of what they already know while picking up some new coding skills in areas that may not have been coved in their coding courses. Do you have any projects that might benefit from a student coding? If so, get back with me and we can talk more about what makes for a good internship project.

For “public interest” projects the definition is quite broad. From projects where students make the source code available on Github for others to use, to projects that directly improve the lives of others, it has been typically been fairly easy to find a “public interest” angle to projects faculty are working on. We can work with you to frame your project in a manner that meets the grant requirements, and then we can pay the student for their time working on your project. GW Coders will also work to provide the support community to help the student develop the skills necessary for your project, and if helpful we can even pay for any resources the student may require for their work (such as AWS access).

If you have ideas, drop me a note and we will get to work on finding a student that is a good match for your project.

Ryan (Ryan Watkins )
Another great grant opportunity for those of you who do humanities-based programming (check out the FAQ for more).