Women Investing in Nebraska seeks grant proposals

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Women Investing in Nebraska seeks grant proposals

Stacie Ray, associate professor of practice in special education and communication disorders, examines a HearU Nebraska patient. The project received a Women Investing in Nebraska grant in 2014.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Stacie Ray, associate professor of practice in special education and communication disorders, examines a HearU Nebraska patient. The project received a Women Investing in Nebraska grant in 2014.

University of Nebraska programs and local nonprofit organizations that address critical community needs at local or state levels are encouraged to submit funding requests to the 2018 Women Investing in Nebraska grant awards.

Each year, Women Investing in Nebraska awards two equal grants for projects addressing critical community needs in the Cornhusker State. One grant is awarded to an organization or group directly affiliated with a University of Nebraska campus, while the other is awarded to a nonprofit public charity.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Primarily Math and HearU Nebraska programs received Women Investing in Nebraska awards in 2015 and 2014, respectively.

HearU Nebraska is a statewide program that helps provide hearing aids for babies and children with hearing loss and helps obtain cochlear implants for children whose parents’ insurance does not cover the equipment costs. It is organized by the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Primarily Math is a program designed to transform K-3 mathematics education in Nebraska. It is an initiative of the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

Programs seeking the grants must submit a letter of inquiry by Feb. 19. Letter requirements are available online. Women Investing in Nebraska will invite up to 16 organizations to submit formal grant proposals by April 23. Grant winners will be announced in the fall.

For more information, contact Lori Shriner at 402-458-1209.