DEADLINE ALERTS: February 1st to February 28th, 2013

Funding Deadlines: February 2013Hi Funds Fans!  Here is the list of upcoming deadlines for February 2013 that I promised last week.  As always, please share and re-tweet within your networks.

February 1, 2013: The Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program  issued a Call for Proposals for research project funding for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  Applications should be submitted electronically. Proposals which support marine research and development under the program objectives of Environmental Performance and Optimal Fish Health will be accepted.

February 1, 2013: The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce picture stories that further the Foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

February 15, 2013: Teachers can submit their project applications to ImagineAction to be eligible for $500 subsidies. Social action projects must be student-led and completed by June 30, 2013. (Note: The previous deadline to apply was November 30th)

February 15, 2013: Global Exchange invites entries for What About Peace? Program 2013. This contest is to encourage high school age students to think about peace. Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. More than $2500 total prizes offered to winners and their sponsors

February 15, 2013: The BC Creative Communities Program (BCCC) helps arts and cultural organizations get more British Columbians involved in creative activities in their communities, including festivals and special exhibitions. Maximum grant available is up to $25,000.  A limited number of one-time-only grants will enable non-profit community and professional arts organizations to work with professional artists to: implement new, targeted community engagement arts activities; produce milestone anniversary celebrations, such as historic community anniversaries; or undertake cultural mapping projects.

February 15, 2013: The BC Creative Spaces Program (BCCS) helps address the unique challenges faced by arts and cultural organizations in improving the physical conditions for engaging British Columbians in creative activities. Maximum grant: up to $25,000 for purchase of specialized equipment and/or up to $50,000 for the development of new spaces or improvement of existing facilities. A limited number of one-time-only capital grants are available to assist non-profit community and professional arts organizations based throughout the province in: the development of new spaces; improvements to existing facilities; or the acquisition of specialized equipment.

February 15, 2013: Indigo Love of Reading Foundation is accepting grant applications. If your school identifies as high-needs, if you are passionate about literacy and if you believe your students and the greater community would benefit from a Love of Reading grant, then you are encouraged to apply.

February 22, 2013: (Deadline for Expressions of Interest from Aboriginal Organizations) The Aboriginal Youth Internship Program is a 12-month paid internship for Aboriginal youth residing in B.C., age 29 and under. Interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Aboriginal organizations for the last three months of their internship. Interns are supported by the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program staff (program lead, program coordinator, and program administrator), and supervisors and mentors in government ministries and Aboriginal organizations. The program mirrors the school year and runs annually from September to the following August and provides professional experience, leadership development as well as cultural support.

February 28th, 2013: The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), through its Research Committee, has issued a Call for Proposals seeking research to enhance the effectiveness of coaching across all levels of the sport system. Towards this goal, the CAC sponsors an annual Coaching Research Symposium in conjunction with its Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference and calls occasionally for research proposals for projects up to $7,000. In order to encourage projects that have practical and scientific implications, each submitted project must demonstrate collaboration (i.e. project design, implementation, and dissemination of findings) between the researcher(s) and sport organizations in Canada. For 2013, two projects will be funded.

February 28th, 2013: Canada Summer Jobs is a Government of Canada initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.  This program provides work experiences for students; supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.  Eligible organizations include not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

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