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Building the capacity, or ability and skills, of our faculty and clients is key to a sustainable and ever-improving infrastructure. Here are some links that might be of interest.

 

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Pacific Land Grant Programs and their Scholarships

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Other Pacific Resources

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Research and Training Funding

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The Federal Commons

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

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Educational Internships and Professional Development Opportunities

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Relevant Employment

 

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Pacific Land Grant Programs and their Scholarships

 

CTAHR Scholarship and Financial Aid
General financial aid information for the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii.

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File Size: 34 KBStars of Oceania Scholarship Opportunity and other University of Hawaii Foundation Scholarships

The purpose of the Stars of Oceania Scholarship is to: 1.) Assist Pacific Islander students from American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Futuna, Kiribati, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Republic of Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Wallis, who are admitted to a UH campus. 2.) To provide tuition assistance for UH students involved in course-related internships, research, or work that benefits Pacific Island countries. 3.) Provide travel grants for students involved in Pacific-related work that benefits Pacific Island countries.

 

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Other Pacific Resources

 

Institute for Pacific Islands Forestry (IPIF)
Provides internships and career information for Pacific Island residents interested in forestry and natural resources.  Go to the IPIF Job Opportunities page for more information.

 

University of Hawaii Hawaiian Internship Program (UH-HIP)
UH-HIP offers undergraduates of Native Hawaiian ancestry the opportunity to participate in summer internships with government agencies and non-profit organizations involved in natural resource research, management, and education.

 

Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science - Research Experience for Undergraduates (PIPES-REU)

 

Micronesia and American Samoa Student Internship Program (MASSIP)
"Facilitate the entry of island college students with backgrounds in environmental management and sustainable development into relevant positions on their home islands in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific." This is based out of the University of Hawaii Sea Grant program.

 

Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science - Research Experience for Teachers (PIPES-RET)

 

The Pacific Islands Development Program (PIDP) 
PIDP is a program of the East West Center that conducts a broad range of activities to enhance the quality of life in the Pacific islands.

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The Federal Commons
A new website recently launched by the Inter-Agency Electronic Grants Committee. It provides a "one-stop shop" for the entire federal grant application process. Currently, users can search the General Services Administration catalog of federal grant programs from the site. In the future, the site will allow applicants to submit and track their grant applications online. In addition, a searchable database of new grant announcements is scheduled.

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Links to Research and Training Funding

 

2002 Farm Bill Issue Paper
A Need for Human Resource Development in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Includes strategies to address the shortage of trained professionals in forestry degree programs.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
(CFDA)
"CFDA is a government-wide compendium of all 1,424 Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public." 

 

Chronicle Guide to Grants 
An electronic data base of all corporate and foundation grants listed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy since 1995. Complete access to the Guide to Grants requires a subscription.

 

Community of Science, Inc. (COS)
COS is a network of Web sites for scholars, scientists, and R&D professionals to help find funding, collaborate with colleagues, and promote research.

 

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The Cooperative State Research, Extension and Education Service of the USDA manages the ADAP program as well as many others. This site gives notice of current and future funding opportunities.

 

CyberGrants
"CyberGrants.com uses the power of the Internet to bring not-for-profits and philanthropic organizations together." 

FundsNet Services
A privately owned Web site created for the purpose of providing nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.

Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal
"This Guide for Writing a Funding Proposal was created to help empower people to be successful in gaining funds for projects that provide worthwhile social service."

 

Illinois Researcher Information Service
Updated daily, many federal and private organizations are listed, links to international government funding.

 

Innovation Network, Inc
"Innovation Network, Inc. (InnoNet) is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to enabling public and nonprofit organizations to better plan, execute, and evaluate their structure, operations and services."

 

International Development Network (IDN) 
Information resources & funding for sustainable development.

 

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD-Italy)
Agricultural development projects primarily for food production in developing countries.

 

Internet Non-profit Center
"The Nonprofit FAQ is an indexed collection of answers to Frequently Asked Questions about nonprofit organizations. Started in 1994, the Q&A in the FAQ is continually updated using new materials from many sources including online discussions."

 

Internet Prospector
Contains numerous foundation and corporate links, both in the U.S. and abroad.

 

National Agriculture Library Funding page (a central site)
This USDA site is the premier site for finding funds relative to US agriculture.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities
An independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, and public programs in the humanities. 

 

Paladin Group's Advice on Writing Grant Application
"Paladin provides Consulting, Program Design and Grant Mentoring, specializing in the Social Services, Criminal Justice, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, and Health Care."  This is NOT an endorsement of any kind, rather they have some great FREE advice on grant writing.

 

ScienceWise.com
An internet-based business-to-business workplace for science and engineering professionals providing industry information on funding sources, teaming opportunities, academic support and career development.

 

Society of Research Administrators (SRI)
Master list of private funding organizations.

 

Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund (SPINF)
Japanese organization funding projects in many of the Pacific island nations.

State Department
A link for Student Internships

 

The Grantsmanship Center
"TGCI was founded in 1972 to offer grantsmanship training and low-cost publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies." This site has a great links page to international grants!

 

The Foundation Center
"The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects."  They also put out Philanthropy News Digest.

 

US Department of Education Funding
The Department of Education is a major funding organization in the U.S. government.

 

US Government funding opportunities
As listed daily in the Federal Register

 

USDA FAS - Grant Page (world wide and comprehensive!)
The Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the USDA has contacts throughout the world.  This site references a variety of funding sources.

 

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Links to Educational Scholarships and Financial Aid

 

Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid page  

Designed to offer college bound students, parents, and counselors easy access to information on: colleges universities throughout the United States; free college scholarship and financial aid searches; and SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and more.

 

College Connection Scholarships
A financial aid search service that creates individualized scholarship packages, including scholarships that match the student's criteria and a personalized letter with his/her information to each of the scholarship sponsors.

 

Embark.com
An online market exchange that facilitates interactions among students (U.S. and international), learning institutions, and related product and service vendors.

 

FastWeb
A free custom tailored scholarship service to help students find scholarships for college. Matches each student's background, automatically, with eligibility requirements for scholarships from around the country and advises them about scholarship opportunities tailored to them.

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
Online federal student aid form to complete and submit over the Internet. 

 

FinAid
The Financial Aid Information Page - comprehensive free resource for student financial aid information on the Web. Free scholarship search, financial aid calculators, glossary, and bibliography.

 

Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The Program encourages and supports African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans, and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Get-Recruited program
To bring students together with colleges, universities, graduate schools, and professional schools and help them identify the scholarships and financial aid for which they may qualify.

International Education Financial Aid (IEFA)
IEFA is a resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find a comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

 

MACH25
A free scholarship search that allows you to openly peruse the Mach25 database and select potential awards for your own customized list.

 

MatchCollege.com

Matchcollege.com is a free college search and information site, providing information on admissions, financial aid, tuition and more on over 6,000 colleges and universities nation-wide

 

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
NASFAA works closely with higher education institutions, government agencies, and other associations to share knowledge that will improve financial aid administration. NASFAA also advocates student aid and gathers timely, accurate regulatory and technical information for its members. 

 

US Department Of Education Student Financial Aid Guide
The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. It covers the Department's major aid programs, including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans.

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Links to Educational Internships and Professional Development Opportunities

 

CollegeNET
Lets applicants complete, file, and pay for their admissions applications entirely through the internet.

 

Directory of International Internships
The contact listing for a large printed directory at Michigan State University.

 

National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Leadership Development Program
The ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program is designed for faculty in Agriculture, Life Sciences, and Natural Sciences. The Program's mission is to improve leadership skills for faculty in positions in academic, research and extension.

 

National Science Foundation Short Courses for College Teachers
An annual series of forums in which invited scholars meet for several days with undergraduate college teachers of science. The series is held at colleges and universities throughout the United States as well as at selected special sites. The primary aim is to enable undergraduate teachers in the sciences to keep their teaching current.

 

USDA Internship and Special Programs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers internships and special opportunities for students in undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs with its various agencies.

 

World Bank Scholarships and Fellowships
TWBIs Scholarship and Fellowships Programs are vehicles for knowledge sharing and capacity building in the developing world. The Programs provide opportunities for graduate and postgraduate studies leading to masters and doctoral degrees in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from eligible developing countries.

 

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Links to Relevant Employment Sites

 

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
ARS is one of the Research, Education and Economics agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This link lists job opportunities and vacancy announcements in research.

 

Eco-Consult Pacific
"Pacific Expertise for Pacific Problems" - a site dedicated to providing support to national and regional authorities and organizations in the design, implementation and evaluation of programs towards sustainable development in agriculture, forestry and the environment.

 

U.S. Government Job Search
This site is the portal to all jobs available with the U.S. government.

 

U.S. Government Student Educational Employment Program
This website describes a program for student temporary employment and student career experience. It is available to all levels of students from high school to professional degree students.

 

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