DOJ Offers $4.75 Million for National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice

 

DOJ Offers Funding of $4.75 Million for

National Center for Building Community Trust and Justice

                    

The Justice Department is seeking applications to create a National Center for Building Community Trust & Justice.  The deadline to apply is June 18, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The National Center for Building Community Trust & Justice (The Center) will be a concrete response to President Obama’s initiative, “My Brother’s Keeper,” which is a call to action to build public/private collaborative approaches to unlock the full potential of boys and young men of color.  The Center will explore, assess, and disseminate information about strategies intended to enhance procedural justice, reduce implicit bias, and support racial reconciliation in communities of color, so that young men in these communities may enter adulthood confident in the promise that justice is distributed equally to all.

What do the terms procedural justice, implicit bias, and racial reconciliation mean in practice?

 Procedural justice (sometimes called procedural fairness) describes the idea that how individuals regard the justice system is tied more to the perceived fairness of the process and how they were treated rather than to the perceived fairness of the outcome. In other words, even someone who receives a traffic ticket or “loses” his case in court is likely to rate the system favorably if he feels that the outcome is arrived at fairly.

Implicit bias refers to a collection of unconscious attitudes or beliefs that manifest in behavior towards persons or groups. These implicit biases are automatic, difficult to control, can affect behavior in profound ways and are also illegal if they result in disparate impact. Implicit bias also compromises the effective disbursement of justice and promotion of public safety.

Racial reconciliation is a process through which both criminal justice system practitioners and communities can acknowledge past and present harms and together move beyond them.

The Center will pursue five major goals towards creating bridges of understanding between law enforcement and communities of color:

  • selection of pilot sites to test strategies on procedural justice, implicit bias, and racial reconciliation;
  • creation of an information clearinghouse;
  • expansion of knowledge through new research;
  • development of materials to help carry that research into practice; and
  • activities that promote public discussion of issues around race and policing.

The Justice Department recognizes that public safety and effective policing are enhanced when there is a mutual commitment to trust and fairness by both law enforcement and the communities they serve.  The National Center for Building Community Trust & Justice can forge these crucial partnerships in the many American communities that are trapped in a cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration.

 To access the solicitation and apply see: http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2014/NCBCTJ.pdf.

 For more information about My Brother’s Keeper see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/my-brothers-keeper

Student Opportunity at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Greetings,

The Securities and Exchange Commission is excited to announce a vacancy for a Pathways Resident Intern: Student Trainee (Program & Research) position located at the SEC’s New York Regional Office.

Position Number: 14-PW-1082492-SLK

Location: New York, NY

Compensation: $35,119.00 to $51,135.00

Grade: SK-04

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways Resident Internship Program. The Pathways Resident Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (diploma, certificate, etc.) in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. This internship is for students who can commit to working year-round at this office location in New York, NY. At the successful conclusion of this program, students may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a federal career or career-conditional position. Work assignments may include the following:

  •  Provides assistance and support to teams conducting examinations of self-regulatory organizations, broker-dealers and transfer agents
  •  Handles routine matters and refers inquiries to appropriate personnel based on knowledge of programs and functions, assignments, internal procedures and relationships
  •  Performs a broad range of duties using various computer software programs to perform such operations as updating, revising, sorting, calculating, and manipulating data in  spreadsheets

To Apply:

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365397000  You must apply for this position by April 10, 2014. If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov.

 

 

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunities with the Social Security Administration-Disability Research Consortium

The Social Security Administration’s Disability Research Consortium is pleased to announce award opportunities for students enrolled in full-time PhD programs. The National Bureau of Economic Research’s Disability Research Center is currently soliciting applications for the following award:

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Disability      Policy Research

For additional information on these award opportunities, please see the Research Spotlight at http://www.socialsecurity.gov/policy/.  All applications are due April 30, 2014.

For questions regarding the Disability Research Consortium, please email Debra Tidwell-Peters at debra.tidwell-peters@ssa.gov.

2014 NASA Research Announcement for Educator Professional Development (EPD) appendix

NASA’s Office of Education is accepting new proposals under the Education Opportunities in NASA STEM (EONS) 2014 NASA Research Announcement for Educator Professional Development (EPD) appendix. EPD is designed to provide high quality STEM professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators capitalizing on NASA’s unique assets and capabilities. Pre-service, in-service, and informal educators working with grades K-20 and higher education faculty are considered customers and clients who derive benefits from EPD opportunities. EPD was established to consolidate historically diverse components into a focused effort to ensure operational efficiency while optimizing strategies, methods, and technologies that promote and foster educators’ use of NASA-related content in their instructional activities. Proposals are due June 18, 2014.

For more information regarding EPD Solicitation, please visit the NASA EONS page on NSPIRES http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/

2014 Fall Student Honors Program – Legal

 2014 Fall Student Honors Program – Legal

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Position Number: 14-SHPL-KT

Locations: Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; Denver, CO; Washington, DC; Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Fort Worth, TX; Salt Lake City, UT

Overview

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

The SEC is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Student Honors Program. The Student Honors Program targets students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program (JD/MDB or LL.M.) in an accredited qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of “student” will not be considered).

Honor Students are assigned to work with SEC staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s work. Projects can include the investigation of industry and issuer practices, litigation of civil enforcement actions and the drafting of proposed statutes and rules. Specific duties and responsibilities will vary according to the office or division of assignment.

Second and third year law students must be enrolled at least half-time in law school to participate in the Student Honors Program. Law school graduates who are enrolled in graduate law programs and joint degree programs (e.g., JD/MBA; LL.M.) at least half time may also participate in the Student Honors Program.

To Apply

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/362827700 Weekly cut-off dates have been established to review and refer qualified applicants. You must apply for this position by April 30, 2014.

If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov .

2014 Spring Student Honors Program, Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)

2014 Spring Student Honors Program

Division of Economic and Risk Analysis  

Position Number:         14-DERA-ER

Location:                      Washington, DC

Compensation: Volunteer

Grade:                          SK-00

Overview:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Within the SEC, the Division of Economic and Risk Assessment (DERA) integrates financial economics and data analytics to the core mission of the SEC. In doing so, DERA is involved in the entire range of SEC activities, including policy-making, rule-making, enforcement and examination. For more information about the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, please visit http://www.sec.gov/divisions/riskfin.shtml.

The SEC’s Student Honors Program is a semester program for college students, graduate students and law students to become acquainted with the regulation of the securities market. Honors students work with SEC Staff members on projects covering a broad range of the Commission’s mission such as conducting investigations of industry and issuer practices, assisting in the litigation of enforcement actions, and drafting proposed statutes and rules, to name a few responsibilities.

DERA is offering unpaid training opportunities to undergraduate/graduate students in the Washington, DC area. We ask students to work at least 10 weeks at a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week. We also encourage applications from students who are able to work 40 hours per week. Students will establish their work schedule with their supervisors.

To Apply:

For important information about this position, including details on duties, qualifications, and how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/353869700. You must apply for this position by November 1, 2013 through www.USAJobs.gov.

If you need additional information contact Jeffery Anoka, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) at 202-551-6086 or anokaj@sec.gov.

The SEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

www.sec.gov

Small Grant Program Available: Social Security Administration

 Disability Determination Process

This program provides $10,000 grants to graduate-level students to conduct supervised independent research on improving the efficiency and reducing the complexity of the Social Security Administration’s disability determination process.

Eligibility

Applicants must be masters, doctoral, or post-doctoral-level graduate students pursuing full-time studies in accredited programs at the time of the award (Fall semester of 2014) with an academic emphasis in topics of interest to disability programs.

Stipend Details

Up to 25 students will receive a stipend of $10,000 for a one-year project. The stipend may be added to other financial support the graduate student receives from his or her university/research organization.

Application Deadline

March 1, 2014

Apply Today!

Visit http://ddp.policyresearchinc.org  for more detail

E-mail us at DDP@PolicyResearchInc.org

 

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The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

The Application deadline: Feb 28th and is open to seniors in high school, or rising college sophomores and juniors.

Click here for information:
http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm

The USDA/1890 National Scholars Program is a partnership between of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities.  The program awards scholarships to students attending one of the 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, natural resource
sciences, or related academic disciplines. The eighteen 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant  Universities are as follows:

>* Alabama A&M University
>* Alcorn State University, Mississippi
>* Delaware State University
>* Florida A&M University
>* Fort Valley State University, Georgia
>* Kentucky State University
>* Langston University, Oklahoma
>* Lincoln University, Missouri
>* North Carolina A&T State University
>* Prairie View A&M University, Texas
>* South Carolina State University
>* Southern University, Louisiana
>* Tennessee State University
>* Tuskegee University, Alabama
>* University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
>* University of Maryland Eastern Shore
>* Virginia State University
>* West Virginia State University

Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for the application:

>http://www.outreach.usda.gov/education/1890/index.htm

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors interested in the Energy Industry

 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is a professional organization of African Americans in the energy industry. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to help increase the number of African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans (underrepresented minorities) in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our future economic vitality in the world market.

Eligibility

Candidates for an AABE scholarship must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Be a graduating high school senior who has applied to one or more accredited colleges/universities.

Plan to major in business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics fields in preparation for a career in the energy sector.

Be a member of one of a class or group of individuals who has been historically underrepresented in the sciences, technology, engineering and math related disciplines.

Selection

Scholarship recipients – known as AABE Scholars – are determined each spring by the organization’s local chapter scholarship committee for local scholarships and by the National Scholarship Committee for national scholarships. Recipients receive notification of their selection.

Awards

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Chapter of AABE will award Three (3) Scholarships: (1) A First Place Scholarship Award of $2,500, (2) A Second Place Scholarship Award of $2,000 and (3) A Third Place Scholarship Award of $1,500. The top winner’s application is forwarded to compete for a Mid-Atlantic Regional Award of $3,000 (The Mid-Atlantic Region is one of six AABE Regions). Additionally, a “Rufus D. Gladney” Premier Award of $5,000 is given annually to the candidate who is judged to demonstrate the most outstanding achievement and promise.

National Awards are made to the students upon presentation of proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university. Distribution of local chapter awards is made at the discretion of the local chapter upon proof of enrollment at an accredited college or university.

The Application Package

Consideration will be given only to candidates submitting complete application packages which include: (1) a completed AABE application form (copies are acceptable); (2) an official high school transcript; (3) official proof of ACT or SAT scores; (4) two letters of reference; and (5) a completed checklist. Please redact Social Security Numbers from any documents.

Complete application package

MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN March 1, 2014 and submitted to the local AABE chapter listed below. Applications returned to the AABE national office or the National Scholarship Committee is in violation of procedures and will not be considered for scholarship support.

Mail Application to:

American Association of Blocks in Energy

Attn: Scholarship Committee

Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Chapter

P.O. Box 77263

Washington, DC 20013

In lieu of mailing, complete application packages may also be scanned and emailed (by the due date) to the following email address: dcaabeschl@aol.com.

NOTE: Files larger than 2.5 MB may need to be zipped or reduced to ensure delivery.