Leadership Opportunities for faculty, staff, and students


Award / Funder: Women of Color Leadership Project / National Women’s Studies Association
Description: The Women of Color Leadership Project is designed to: 1) Increase the number of women of color students and faculty within the field of women’s studies and women’s centers, 2) Have an impact on the levels of participation and power by women of color in all levels of the Association, particularly in the Program Administration and Development Committee, the Women’s Center’s Committee, the Women of Color Caucus, NWSA’s governance structure, and in the field of women’s studies and women’s centers as a whole. Women of color in women’s studies, ethnic studies, or related fields may apply if they aspire to leadership within women’s studies, NWSA, and related fields. Applicants may include graduate students, faculty, center staff members, and current program administrators in women’s studies and related fields of study who wish to be more involved in center, program or Association leadership..
Deadline: June 1 each year
Link: http://www.nwsa.org/projects/woclp.php


Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Usher’s New Look / Powered by Service Offers / Youth-Led Service Projects
Description: Usher’s New Look, a nonprofit organization founded by entertainer Usher Raymond IV that supports underprivileged youth in using their talents to become community leaders, has announced the launch of Powered By Service, a new initiative to encourage young people around the world to become involved in addressing the most pressing problems facing their communities. Powered By Service currently has two grant opportunities available for youth volunteers. Sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, the “Nothing but Nets” grant is designed to help youth create projects that increase awareness and funds for the purchase of bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria in Africa. Sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Learn and Serve America, the “What’s Your Power?” grant opportunity offers funding for projects that address any issue. Youth are invited to design a project around the cause that interests them.
Deadline: Open
Link: http://www.poweredbyservice.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Itemid=55

Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Campus Progress Action Alliance Grants
Description: Through the Action Alliance program, Campus Progress works with youth-led community and campus groups on everything from stopping climate change to creating LGBTQ resource centers. Young people can join an Action Alliance with Campus Progress by applying for one or both of the following: • Organizing Grants: We’ll give you up to $1,500 a year to help with websites, flyers or whatever else you might need. • Progressive Partnerships: Guidance, Networking, Strategic Planning, and Training for Youth-led Efforts.
Deadline: The Fall deadline for Progressive Partnerships is in September; Organizing Grants are offered year round on a rolling basis.
Link: http://www.campusprogress.org/issues/4464/action-alliances