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Oct. 15--Science and technology: Proposals for participation are due for the Ninth Annual Science, Technology, and Society Meeting and Technological Literacy Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Science, Technology, and Society, to be held Jan. 21-23 in Arlington, Va. Contact: N.A.S.T.S., 133 Willard Bldg., University Park, Pa. 16802; (814) 865-9951; fax: (814) 864-3047.
Oct. 22--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Research in Education of Individuals with Disabilities Program. The awards are intended to advance and improve the knowledge base and improve the practice of professionals, parents, and others, including regular educators, who provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. For projects for the advancement and improvement of the research base, an estimated 23 awards of about $50,000-$100,000 each for up to 12 months will be awarded to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public agencies and nonprofit private organizations. For student-initiated research projects, an estimated 12 awards of about $5,000-$20,000 each for up to 12 months will be awarded. A Jan. 14 deadline has been set for applications for field-initiated projects; contact the department for mpre information. Contact: Darlene Crumblin, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3525, Switzer Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20202-2641; (202) 205-8953. TDD: call the Federal Dual Party Relay Service, (800) 877-8339.
Oct. 29--Principals: Nominations are due for the 1994 National Principal of the Year award, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Anyone may submit a nomination. Contact: NASSP, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091.
Oct. 29--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for awards under its Training Personnel for the Education of Individuals with Disabilities Program. The awards are intended to support projects to provide technical assistance to five Professional Development Partnership projects, consisting of consortia or partnerships of public and private entities formed to provide career advancement or competency-based training in special education, related services, and early intervention for current workers at public and private agencies that provide services to infants, toddlers, children, and youths with disabilities. An estimated one award of about $300,000 for up to 36 months will be granted to a state or other entity. Contact: Cecelia Aldrich, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2651; (202) 205-9058. TDD: Call the Federal Information Relay Service, (800) 877-8339.
Nov. 1--Gardening: Applications are due for the 1994 National Youth Garden Grants, sponsored by the National Gardening Association. Two hundred grants of tools, seeds, plants, and garden products will be awarded to schools, youth groups, and community groups to support gardening-based projects involving 15 or more children between the ages of 3 and 18. Contact: Garden Grants, N.G.A., 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401; you must enclose a legal-size, self-addressed envelope with 52 cents postage affixed.
Nov. 15--Interactive media: Entries are due for the Nebraska Interactive Media Awards, sponsored by the Nebraska Videodisc Design/Production Group, for superlative design/production of interactive materials. Awards will be presented in five categories, including "best educational achievement'' for materials produced for use within an educational institution. Contact: N.V.D./P.G., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1800 N. 33rd St., Lincoln, Neb. 68583; (402) 472-3611; fax: (402) 472-1785.
- Nov. 19--Libraries: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Library Literacy Program, which provides grants to state and local public libraries to support adult-literacy projects. An estimated 250 awards averaging $32,000 each will be granted. Contact: Carol Cameron Lyons or Barbara Humes, Program Officers, Discretionary Library Programs Division, Library Programs, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 404, Washington, D.C. 20208-5571; (202) 219-1315.
Nov. 19--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Technology, Educational Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities Program. The awards are intended to support projects and centers for advancing the availability, quality, use, and effectiveness of technology, educational media, and materials in the education of children and youths with disabilities and the provision of related services and early intervention to infants and toddlers with disabilities. An estimated seven grants averaging $200,000 each for the first 12 months of the projects will be awarded to institutions of higher education, state and local educational agencies, public agencies, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations. Contact: Darlene Crumblin, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3525, Switzer Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20202-2641. TDD: Call the Federal Information Relay Service, (800) 877-8339.
Nov. 21--Staff development: Registration is due for the National Staff Development Council's annual conference, to be held Dec. 11-15 at the Loews Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Tex. Contact: Shirley Havens, N.S.D.C., P.O. Box 240, Oxford, Ohio 45056; (800) 727-7288.
Nov. 26--Music education: Proposals are due for the 1995 Music Teachers National Association national convention, to be held March 25-30, 1995, in Albuquerque, N.M. Papers, panels, performances, lecture-recitals, demonstrations, research, and creative projects are welcome. Contact: 1995 Convention Program Steering Committee, M.T.N.A., Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Suite 505, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2814.
Nov. 30--School-industry cooperation: Entries are due for the National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation's 1993 awards program. The Educational Sponsorship Award honors a business firm, trade association, or professional organization for creative and effective cooperation with public or postsecondary schools; the Utilization Award recognizes the outstanding skill and success of a public or postsecondary educator in using industry's resources in his or her programs. Winners will receive a plaque and citation. Contact: Richard J. McCowan, 1993 Awards Committee Chairman, N.A.I.E.C., 235 Hendricks Blvd., Buffalo, N.Y. 14226-3304.
Dec. 1--Science education: Entries are due for the 53rd annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search, for scientifically talented high school seniors. A group of 40 finalists will share $205,000 in prize money. Contact: Science Talent Search, 1719 N St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 785-2255.
Dec. 10--Poetry contest: Entries are due for the sixth annual Ann Arlys Bowler Poetry Contest, sponsored by Read magazine. An award of $100 will go to each of six students who submit the best poems. Contact: A.A.B.P.C., Weekly Reader Corporation, 245 Long Hill Rd., Middletown, Conn. 06457; (203) 638-2406 or 638-2695.
- Dec. 15--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under the Program for Children With Severe Disabilities. For research projects for educating children with severe disabilities in inclusive settings, an estimated three awards of about $175,000 each will be granted to public or nonprofit private organizations or institutions. Contact: Dawn Hunter, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4620, Switzer Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20202-2644; (202) 205-5809; TDD: (202) 205-8169.
- Dec. 17--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Services for Children With Deaf-Blindness Program, which provides assistance to address the special needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youths with deaf-blindness. An estimated four awards from a total of $680,000 in available funds will be granted to public or nonprofit private agencies, institutions, or organizations, including American Indian tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (if acting on behalf of schools operated by the bureau for children and students on reservations) and tribally controlled schools funded by the Interior Department. Contact: Charles Freeman, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4617, Switzer Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20202-2644; (202) 205-8165; TDD: (202) 205-8169.
- Dec. 17--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Secondary Education and Transitional Services for Youth With Disabilities Program for model demonstration projects to identify and develop alternatives for youths with disabilities who have dropped out of school, or are at risk of dropping out. An estimated five awards of about $106,000 each will be awarded to institutions of higher education, state or local education agencies, and other public or nonprofit private institutions or agencies. Contact: Michael Ward, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4624, Switzer Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20202-2644; (202) 205-8163; TDD: (202) 205-8169.
Dec. 20--Career education: Entries are due for the 1994 American Association for Career Education Citations for Career Education Initiatives. Awards will honor excellence in 16 categories, including management, counseling, assessment, evaluation, curriculum, research, in-service education, partnerships and collaboratives, publications, and public information. Contact: Pat Nellor Wickwire, President, A.A.C.E., 2900 Amby Pl., Hermosa Beach, Calif. 90254-2216; (310) 376-7378.
Dec. 23--Student contests: Entries are due for the Weekly Reader Essay Contest, sponsored by Read magazine and the Library of Congress, and for the Writing and Art Awards Contest, also sponsored by the magazine. The essay contest is open to students in grades 6-12; this year's theme is "Books Change Lives.'' A letter of no more than 1,000 words, written to an author, should explain how reading the author's book has changed the student's life. Contact: Read, (203) 638-2622. For writing- and art-contest rules, contact: Read Writing and Art Awards, Weekly Reader Corporation, 245 Long Hill Rd., Middletown, Conn. 06457; (203) 638-2406 or 638-2695.
Jan. 5--Humanities: Applications are due for the Independent Study in the Humanities Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Council for Basic Education and funded primarily by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Teachers and librarians may apply individually or in two-person teams for over 175 awards of $3,200 each (stipend for six weeks of study plus book award); principals may apply for awards of $2,100 each (stipend for four weeks of study plus book award). Contact: C.B.E., Attn: 94-I, P.O. Box 135, Ashton, Md. 20861.
Jan. 10--Substance abuse: The U.S. Health and Human Services Department is inviting applications for projects to conduct meetings and conferences to coordinate and exchange information on preventing tobacco, alcohol, and other substance abuse. Conferences should focus on knowledge dissemination, consensus-building, and health promotion concepts and practices among high-risk youths. An estimated 15 projects, funded at up to $50,000 each, will be awarded to local education agencies, higher-education institutions, and other public and private nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Contact: Office of Budget, Planning, and Evaluation, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Rockwall II, Ninth Floor, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20857, (301) 443-6980.
Jan. 14--Students with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Research in Education of Individuals with Disabilities Program. The awards are intended to advance and improve the knowledge base and improve the practice of professionals, parents, and others, including regular educators, who provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. For field-initiated research projects of up to 60 months in duration, an estimated 20 grants of about $100,000-$180,000 a year will be awarded to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public agencies and nonprofit private organizations. Contact: Darlene Crumblin, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3525, Switzer Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20202-2641; (202) 205-8953. TDD:Call the Federal Dual Party Relay Service, (800) 877-8339.
Jan. 15--Gifted children: Applications are due for the 1994 International Hollingworth Award Competition, for proposed research in the area of the education or psychology of gifted children and youths, sponsored by the Intertel Foundation Inc. The award consists of a $2,000 cash grant and certificate. Contact (with self-addressed, stamped envelope): Roxanne H. Cramer, Chairman, Hollingworth Award Committee, 4300 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030-3507.
- Jan. 15--Professional development: Applications are due for two programs sponsored by the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. The Klingenstein Fellowship provides a year of study at Teachers College to 12 teachers and administrators in private secondary schools who have more than five years of professional experience; fellows receive an $11,000 tuition allowance and a $23,000 stipend, among other benefits. The Klingenstein Visiting Fellows Program for Heads of Independent Schools features a month of symposia examining the issues confronting independent school leaders; the fellowship includes housing, full tuition, and participation in a variety of cultural events. Any head of an independent K-12 school that has a nondiscriminatory admissions policy is eligible to apply. Contact: E.A. & J.K.C., Teachers' College, Columbia University Box 125, New York, N.Y. 10027; (212) 678-3449.
Jan. 19: Science and mathematics: Applications are due for the Sci-Mat Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Council for Basic Education and funded primarily by the National Science Foundation. Seventy teams of two teachers each--one science or mathematics teacher and one humanities teacher--will be awarded fellowships of $2,600 per team (stipend plus book award) to study linking the sciences and the humanities in a setting of their choosing. Contact: C.B.E., Attn: 94-S, P.O. Box 135, Ashton, Md. 20861.
Jan. 31--Social studies: Nominations are due for the Middle States Council for the Social Studies 1993-1994 awards, recognizing educators in the field of the social studies. Nominators must be members of the M.S.C.S.S., and nominators and nominees must be educators. Contact: Edward J. Rielly, 25 Clay Ave., Apt. 406, Scranton, Pa. 18510-2192.
Feb.11--Science and technology: Entries are due for the NYNEX Science and Technology Awards, sponsored by the NYNEX Foundation and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. Teams of two to four high school students from New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are invited to devise practical solutions to community problems using science and technology. The three top teams will receive will be awarded development grants totaling $250,000 to bring their winning ideas closer to reality. Contact: (800) 9X-TEAMS.
Feb. 28--Geography: Entries are due for the fifth annual American Express Geography Competition, sponsored by the American Express Philanthropic Program, for students in grades 6-12. Eighteen teams of students will share the $100,000 in prize money. Contact: (800) 395-GLOBE.
March 1--History and social studies: Applications are due for the 1994 James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards, for in-service high school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies and for graduating or recently graduated collegians who wish to become secondary school teachers of these subjects. The $24,000 awards cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board associated with study leading to master's degrees in American history or political science or education with concentrations in the framing, principles, and history of the U.S. Constitution. Stipends cover five years of part-time study by teachers or two years of full-time study by recent baccalaureates. At least one fellowship is awarded annually to a recipient in each state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, taken together, the other territories. Contact: James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, Iowa, 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; fax: (319) 337-1204.
April 15--Playwriting: Entries are due for the 1994 Young Playwrights Program, sponsored by Very Special Arts. Students ages 12 to 18 are invited to submit scripts that address or otherwise incorporate some aspect of disability in their themes. The students whose scripts are chosen will travel to Washington, D.C., with their chaperones to participate in final rehearsals and attend the plays' premiÁeres at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Contact: Y.P.P., V.S.A., Education Office, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. 20566; (202) 628-2800; TDD: (202) 737-0645.