The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced one-year ($2,000-$7,000) and two-year ($5,000-$10,000) Community Action Grants for community-based and new projects that meet community needs or promote a sense of worth in girls through advocacy and leadership opportunities. During the 2012 grant period, a total of $258,561 was awarded to 32 projects. Special consideration will be given to community college women and K-12 girls achieving in math, science, technology or engineering. Applicants must be women who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents, or U.S.- based nonprofits. Projects must be based in the U.S., have direct public impact, and be nonpartisan. To apply or to request more information, please visit the AAUW website. The deadline for this opportunity is January 15, 2013.
The Human Rights Advocates Program is a part of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at New York’s Columbia University. The focus of the program is on strengthening and building capacity in human rights advocates such as doctors, social workers, teachers, and community organizers to empower them to build sustainable organizations. Selected participants will be fluent in English and must represent marginalized communities if they come from high-income countries. Participants will be selected based on their previous experience and commitment to human rights and their demonstrated ability to undertake studies on a graduate level. Government workers and full-time students are not eligible, and a preference will be given to applicants who have not had the opportunity to study and travel internationally. Awards will attempt to provide full scholarships, as well as travel and housing, and include a reasonable stipend for basic costs. For more information and the 2013 application, please see the program Web page.