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The Shaffer Evaluation Group team has selected grant opportunities with our clients in mind

If you would like more information on the following funding opportunities contact Shaffer Evaluation Group for assistance.


Featured Grant: Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad

Department of Education


January 1, 2022

The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays GPA Program is to promote, improve, and develop the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States. The program provides opportunities for faculty, teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students to conduct group projects overseas. Projects may include either (1) short-term seminars, curriculum development, or group research or study, or (2) long-term advanced intensive language programs.

This competition invites applicants to submit an application to request support for either a Fulbright-Hays GPA short-term project or a Fulbright-Hays GPA long-term project. Applicants must clearly indicate on the SF 424, the Application for Federal Assistance cover sheet, whether they are applying for a GPA short-term project (84.021A) or a GPA long-term project (84.021B).

Centers for International Business Education (CIBE) Program

Department of Education


December 16, 2021

The Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): International Foreign Language Education (IFLE) is open to receiving applications.


The purpose of the CIBE Program is to provide funding to institutions of higher education (IHEs) or consortia of such institutions for curriculum development, research, and training on issues of importance to international business and U.S. trade competitiveness.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning

National Science Foundation


January 18, 2022

The Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to evidence-based understanding of the design and development of STEM learning opportunities for the public in informal environments; provide multiple pathways for broadening access to and engagement in STEM learning experiences; advance innovative research on and assessment of STEM learning in informal environments; and engage the public of all ages in learning STEM in informal environments.

The AISL program supports six types of projects:

  • Pilots and Feasibility Studies

  • Research in Service to Practice

  • Innovations in Development

  • Broad Implementation

  • Literature Reviews, Syntheses, or Meta-Analyses

  • Conferences


Eligibility for this program is unrestricted.

Strengthening Community Colleges Training Grants

Employment and Training Administration


January 31, 2022

The purpose of this program is to address two inter-related needs: 1) to increase the capacity and responsiveness of community colleges to address identified equity gaps, and 2) to meet the skill development needs of employers in in-demand industries and career pathways, as well as the skill development needs of underserved and underrepresented workers.

Ultimately, these grants should build the capacity of community colleges to equitably increase employment through educational and economic opportunity, by focusing on specific industry sectors and career pathways that will lead to more rapid reskilling and (re)employment in quality jobs. These efforts will yield sustainable systems-level changes in education and training through collaboration between community colleges, employers and the public workforce development system that align education and training, work experiences, and industry-recognized credentials that lead to career growth.

Alaska Marine Education and Training Mini-Grant Program

Department of Commerce


April 1, 2022

The National Marine Fisheries Service is soliciting competitive applications for the fiscal year 2022 Alaska Marine Education and Training Mini-Grant Program. Projects are being solicited to improve education and training on marine resource issues throughout the region and increase scientific education for marine-related professions among coastal community residents.

Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Awards

National Science Foundation



The National Science Foundation is seeking applications for their Human-Environment and Geographical Sciences Program is to support basic scientific research about the nature, causes and/or consequences of the spatial distribution of human activity and/or environmental processes across a range of scales.


HEGS welcomes proposals that creatively integrate scientific and critical approaches, and that engage rigorous quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods in novel ways. HEGS supported projects are expected to yield results that will enhance, expand, and transform fundamental geographical theory and methods, and that will have positive broader impacts that benefit society. A proposal to the HEGS Program must also articulate how the results are generalizable beyond the case study.