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New Solicitation: Evaluation of Services for Victims of Crime

In collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), NIJ seeks proposals for formative evaluations and evaluability assessments of victims of crime service programs.

NIJ is interested in evaluations of different types of victim services including, but not limited to, programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers; umbrella/network organizations; one-stop victim services programs; and/or programs embedded in criminal justice agencies.

NIJ recognizes that many victim services programs may not be ready to support rigorous outcome evaluations, and as such, a phased approach is needed. Applicants should plan to conduct a formative evaluation, as well as an evaluability assessment to determine whether an outcome evaluation of the program or model is possible. Applicants should consider the diverse array of victim service programs.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 6, 2019.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat. See also NIJ.gov’s solicitation FAQ page.

New Solicitation: Measuring the Impact of Victim Services: Instrument Development

In collaboration with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), NIJ seeks proposals for the development of a tool to assess the effectiveness of victim service programming.

The tool will consist of two parts. The first is a validated, multilingual instrument to collect relevant data from the consumers of the services (i.e., victims). The second is an adaptable software platform for the delivery of the instrument to the consumer.

The instrument should be applicable across a diverse array of victim service programming, including, but not limited to, programs embedded in hospitals/trauma centers; umbrella/network organizations; one-stop victim services programs; culturally-specific organizations; and/or programs embedded in criminal justice agencies, and across different types of clients, and in different languages.

NIJ expects that this instrument will be easy-to-use in order to generate a high response rate from a wide range of victim service clients; which may in turn be used to inform broader evaluations of victim service provider outcomes.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 16, 2019.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov prior to submitting an application.

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat. See also NIJ.gov‘s solicitation FAQ page.

 

New Solicitation: Research into Immigration and Crime

With this solicitation, NIJ seeks proposals for research projects that increase understanding of the relationship between immigration, both legal and illegal, and crime. Applicants should propose research projects that have clear implications for criminal justice policy and practice in the United States. NIJ encourages applicants to submit proposals for innovative approaches to advance the field’s rigor and methodology in understanding the relationship between immigration and crime.

NIJ strongly encourages applicants to propose the most rigorous possible methods for isolating the effects of immigration status on criminality, offending and victimization, and how those effects may vary based on subtypes of crimes and subtypes of offenders and victims.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 20, 2019.

Applicants must register with Grants.gov

This solicitation is competitive; therefore, NIJ staff cannot have individual conversations with prospective applicants. Any questions concerning the solicitation should be submitted to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service: 1-800-851-3420; TTY at 301-240-6310 (for hearing impaired only); email; fax 301-240-5830; or web chat. See also NIJ.gov‘s solicitation FAQ page.

 

Appalachian Regional Commission

The “Expanding Community College Apprenticeships” (ECCA) Initiative, AACC is seeking applications from colleges to identify 80 colleges to conduct apprenticeship work over 3 years to create 12,000 trained apprentices.

Please note that there are two options:

  1. Colleges may apply as individual sites and if selected the college will receive $140,000 over 3 years to train 150 apprentices
  1. Colleges may engage across multiple sites (for example in a statewide system) and as a multi-site applicant, if selected the college will receive $420,000 over 3 years to train 450 apprentices

The ECCA Request for Applications (RFA) can be found here: https://www.aacc.nche.edu/programs/workforce-economic-development/expanding-community-college-apprenticeships/

The closing deadline is March 22, 2019 at noon ET

 

U.S. Department of the Interior

Below are positions with the USFWS posted February 27 & March 1, 2019.

To view the complete list of positions currently available with FWS visit www.fws.gov/ humancapital/.

You may also view listings and links on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ USFWSJobs.

 

Animal Caretaker http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526000700 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – San Marcos, Texas Salary: $16.45 to $19.19 / Per Hour Series and Grade: WG-5048-5 Open Period: Friday, March 1, 2019 to Thursday, March 14, 2019 Position Information: 1 Year – Full-Time Who May Apply: Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Open to the public

 

Forestry Technician (Fire) http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525675400 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Brigham City, Utah Salary: $41,365.00 to $53,773.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0462-7 Open Period: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 to Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Administrative Assistant http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/525928500 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Baileys Crossroads, Virginia Salary: $45,782.00 to $59,762.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0303-7 Open Period: Monday, March 4, 2019 to Monday, March 18, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Open to the public, Veterans

Public Affairs Specialist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526038000 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Lakewood, Colorado Salary: $66,577.00 to $103,739.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-1035-11 Open Period: Monday, March 4, 2019 to Monday, March 18, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Fish and Wildlife Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526060400 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy – Elkins, West Virginia Salary: $61,218.00 to $79,586.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0401-11 Open Period: Monday, March 4, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019 Position Information: 1yr 1day – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Wildlife Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526212000 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $50,598.00 to $65,778.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0486-9 Open Period: Monday, March 4, 2019 to Friday, March 15, 2019 Position Information: Term – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Wildlife Refuge Specialist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526514900 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Brooksville, Mississippi Salary: $50,598.00 to $65,778.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0485-9 Open Period: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Position Information: 1 year – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Fish and Wildlife Biologist http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526322700 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $50,598.00 to $71,537.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0401-9 Open Period: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 to Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Position Information: Term, not-to-exceed 13 months – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Veterinary Medical Officer

http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526310100 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $81,218.00 to $103,441.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0701-11/12 Open Period: Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Veterinary Medical Officer http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526310800 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s):  Many vacancies – Multiple Locations Salary: $81,218.00 to $103,441.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0701-11/12 Open Period: Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Recent graduates

 

Fish & Wildlife Administrator/Supervisory Anthropologist (Interdisciplinary)(ARD Subsistence)http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526491200 Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Anchorage, Alaska Salary: $134,578.00 to $164,200.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0190/0480-15 Open Period: Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Friday, March 22, 2019 Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

 

Biological Science Technician (Fisheries) http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526596400Department: Department of the Interior Agency: Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1     vacancies – Tishomingo, Oklahoma Salary: $41,365.00 to $53,773.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-0404-7 Open Period: Thursday, March 7, 2019 to Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Position Information: Term – Full-Time Who May Apply: Open to the public

Another timely list of conservation-related scholarships, internships, & fellowships opening this month or closing within 45 to 75 days can be found at

https://www.fws.gov/partnerships/march-list-of-scholarships-and-other-opportunities.html

The focus is on identifying conservation-related opportunities for underrepresented students.  However, other opportunities are listed as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks to develop a diverse workforce.

Please share the link with promising students interested in a career in conservation.

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Apply Now to the 2019 Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will host the Health Disparities Research Institute (HDRI) from August 12-16, 2019, in Bethesda, MD. The HDRI aims to support the research career development of promising minority health/health disparities research scientists early in their careers and stimulate research in the disciplines supported by health disparities science.

The program will feature:

  • lectures on minority health and health disparities research
  • mock grant review
  • seminars and small group discussions

Institute participants will also have the opportunity to meet with NIH scientific staff engaged in related health disparities research across the various NIH Institutes and Centers.

TARGET AUDIENCE AND ELIGIBILITY

This program is intended for early-stage research investigators. Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D./D.O., Sc.D., Dr.P.H., Pharm.D., Psy.D., or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Applications will only be accepted from post-doctoral fellows, assistant professors, or early-stage investigators in comparable research positions who are actively engaged in minority health and health disparities research and who plan to submit a K or R grant to NIH within the next 12 months. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Previous participants of the HDRI or the Translational Health Disparities Course are not eligible to apply.

Please note that NIH and HHS staff, including persons doing fellowships/training at NIH or an HHS agency, are not eligible to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

The online application is now open and must be submitted by March 22, 2019, 5:00 p.m. EST.

For questions or more information, email: NIMHDHealthDC@mail.nih.gov.

Learn more by watching this video about the Health Disparities Research Institute.

House Science, Space and Technology Committee

Link to hearingMaintaining U.S. Leadership in Science and Technology

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – 2:00pm

Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Opening Statements

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)

Witnesses

Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer at PepsiCo and Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness

https://science.house.gov/legislation/hearings/maintaining-us-leadership-science-and-technology

 

U.S. Department of Energy

BETO is celebrating women in bioenergy at our national laboratories for Women’s History Month.

March is Women’s History Month and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is celebrating by focusing on the women working on bioenergy research and development projects at our national laboratories. Each week in March, BETO and the national laboratories will highlight the contributions that these women make to strengthen the U.S. bioeconomy. You are invited to be part of the celebration by encouraging others in your social circles to participate.

Celebration activities for the month of March include:

  • On social media, national labs will promote female scientists and administrators that power BETO-funded bioenergy research. Participate by liking and sharing posts on your own social media platforms.
  • Learn more about algae research and career opportunities from some of the nation’s leading bioenergy women-in-science during a webinar titled “Women’s History Month/Women-in-Algae.” The webinar occurs on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. MDT/1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT. Participate by registering for and attending the webinar.

U.S. Department of Education

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Each year, Federal agencies with extramural R/R&D budgets that exceed $100 million are required to allocate 3.2 percent of their budget to these programs.

To learn more about SBIR Program, click here.

The SBIR Program at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is administered out of its research office, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

ED/IES SBIR provides up to $1.1M in funding in two phases – Phase I for $200,000 for 8-months for rapid prototype development and evaluation. Phase I awardees are eligible for Phase II, a two-year contract valued up to $900,000 for full-scale product development and evaluation.

ED/IES SBIR releases program solicitations for Phase I and Phase II one time each year, typically in early winter, with proposals due 45 days later. Awards are announced within 90 days of the submission deadline.

To learn more about ED/IES SBIR, click here.

To access the Phase I solicitation on the FedBizOpps website, click here.

The submission deadline for Phase I proposals under this solicitation: March 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

 

Office of Personnel Management Briefings

The link to information on OPM March virtual briefings is below.

https://www.usajobs.gov/Notification/Events/

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