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June 10--Education innovation: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Fund for Innovation in Education Program, to award grants to support projects that show promise of identifying and disseminating innovative educational approaches at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. An estimated 20 grants of $300,000 each will be awarded to state educational agencies, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions. Contact: Bryan Gray, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.

June 13--Disability issues: Entries are due for the EDI (Equality, Dignity, and Independence) Awards, sponsored by the National Easter Seal Society. Journalism, advertising, photography, and television professionals are eligible to submit a summary of an original work published between June 1, 1993 and May 31, 1994, that furthers public understanding of disability issues. Contact: N.E.S.S., 230 West Monroe St., Suite 1800, Chicago, Ill. 60606; (312) 726-6200.

  • June 15--Reading and literacy: Applications are due for the Helen M. Robinson Award, sponsored by the International Reading Association. A $500 award will be given to a doctoral student in the early stages of dissertation research in the area of reading and literacy. Contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, I.R.A., 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226.
  • June 15--Technology education: Proposals for participation are due for "Technology Education and the Multicultural Society,'' conference, sponsored by the International Technology Education Association. Technology-education professionals are eligible to apply to participate as a presenter or chairperson for the conference. Contact: I.T.E.A., 1914 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-2100.
  • June 29--Braille training: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Braille Training Program, to pay all or part of the cost of training in the use of Braille for personnel providing vocational-rehabilitation or educational services to youths and adults who are blind. An estimated two awards of $200,000 each will be awarded to state agencies and public or nonprofit agencies and organizations. Contact: Bob Werner, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3322, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2469; (202) 205-8291.
  • June 30--Foreign-language teaching: Proposals are due for "Voices in the Field,'' conference, sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, to be held April 6-9, 1995. Contact: N.C.T.F.L., 29 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446; (802) 655-0558.

July 1--Chemistry: Applications are due for travel grants from the American Chemical Society. Grants of up to $500 can be used to cover travel expenses for high school teachers to attend either an A.C.S. or National Science Teachers Association regional or national meeting in 1995. Contact: A.C.S., Education Division, Room 806, 1155 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 872-6328.

July 1--Crafts education: Applications are due for the Create-a-Craft School Grant Program, sponsored by the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries. Public school districts are eligible to apply to receive a library of 17 demonstration videotapes for students, an overview videotape for educators, project guides, and other craft resources. Contact: A.C.C.I., C.C.S.G.P., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., P.O. Box 2188, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2188; (800) 294-5680.

  • July 1--Mathematics and science: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Dwight D. Eisenhower National Program for Mathematics and Science Education, to support projects of national significance designed to improve instruction in math and science in elementary and secondary schools and to increase the access of all students to such instruction. An estimated 12 awards ranging from $200,000 to $300,000 each will be awarded to state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and public and private nonprofit organizations. Contact: Liz Barnes, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5543; (202) 219-2164.
  • July 1--Professional development: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Fund for Innovation in Education Program--Parnerships for Standards-Based Professional Development of K-12 Educators, to support projects that show promise of identifying and disseminatimg innovative educational approaches at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. An estimated 20 awards ranging from $250,000 to $450,000 each will be awarded to state and local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, private schools, and other public and private organizations. Contact: Bryan Gray, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.

Aug. 1--Crafts education: Applications are due for the Create-a-Craft School Grant Program, sponsored by the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries. Public school districts are eligible to apply to receive a library of 17 demonstration videotapes for students, an overview videotape for educators, project guides, and other craft resources. Contact: A.C.C.I., C.C.S.G.P., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., P.O. Box 2188, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2188; (800) 294-5680.

  • Aug. 1--High schools: Applications are due for mini-grants from the University of Maryland's Center for Political Leadership and Participation. High school groups and individuals are eligible to apply for mini-grants ranging from $50 to $1,000 each, to address problems that concern students and to provide solutions. Applicants should provide a short description of the proposed activity and the grant amount requested. Contact: Effie Lewis, C.P.L.P., U.M., College Park, Md. 20742-6111; (301) 405-5751.

Sept. 1--Golf scholarships: Applications are due for the Chrysler Junior Golf Scholarship Program. Forty $1,000 educational scholarships will be awarded to students ages 12-18 planning to attend college. Students should have an interest in golf, but winners will be selected based on academic achievements and extracurricular activities and applicants need not be competitive golfers. Contact: Regina Borgia, C.J.G.S.P., (212) 484-7412.

  • Sept. 1--Youths and violence: Submissions are due for the "Violence and Youth'' special issue of the Harvard Educational Review. Papers can range from 10 to 30 pages, and should focus on what positive changes can be and have been made to support young people growing up in a violent world. Contact: Stephen Sherblom or Jane D. Tchaicha, H.E.R., Gutman Library, Suite 349, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 495-3432.

Oct. 1--Crafts education: Applications are due for the Create-a-Craft School Grant Program, sponsored by the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries. Public school districts are eligible to apply to receive a library of 17 demonstration videotapes for students, an overview videotape for educators, project guides, and other craft resources. Contact: A.C.C.I., C.C.S.G.P., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., P.O. Box 2188, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2188; (800) 294-5680.

  • Oct. 1--Poster contest: Entries are due for the Peace Poster Contest, sponsored by the Lions Club International. Children between the ages of 11 and 13 are invited to depict their interpretation of the theme "Peace in My World,'' in pencil, crayon, pen, marker, paint, or chalk. The winner will receive a trip to New York City with two family members, a $1,500 cash award, and a behind-the-scenes look at the United Nations. Contact: Janet McMahan, L.C.I., 300 22nd St., Oak Brook, Ill. 60521-8842; (708) 571-5466.
  • Oct. 15--Learning disabilities: Applications are due for the Albert J. Harris Award, sponsored by the International Reading Association. A $500 award will be granted for an outstanding contribution to the understanding of prevention and/or assessment of reading or learning disabilities. Contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, I.R.A., 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226.

Oct. 31--Foreign-language teaching: Applications are due for the National Endowment for the Humanities' Fellow Program for Foreign-Language Teachers. Foreign-language teachers of grades K-12 who have spent at least three years full-time teaching prior to the fellowship summer are eligible to apply. Recipients receive a $3,750 stipend for six weeks study abroad, to improve their linguistic and cultural proficiency. Contact: N.E.H.-F.P.F.L.T., Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn.; (203) 439-2282.

  • Oct. 31--Reading and literacy: Applications are due for the Elva Knight Research Grant, sponsored by the International Reading Association. An estimated four to seven grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded for research in reading and literacy. Contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, I.R.A., 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226.

Nov. 1--Crafts education: Applications are due for the Create-a-Craft School Grant Program, sponsored by the Association of Crafts and Creative Industries. Public school districts are eligible to apply to receive a library of 17 demonstration videotapes for students, an overview videotape for educators, project guides, and other craft resources. Contact: A.C.C.I., C.C.S.G.P., 1100-H Brandywine Blvd., P.O. Box 2188, Zanesville, Ohio 43702-2188; (800) 294-5680.

  • Nov. 1--History: Applications are due for the 1995 DeWitt Wallace National Institute on History, administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, to be held July 2-28, 1995. Fifty history teachers will be selected to attend the institute, to study under master teachers in history and to work together to develop curricula for students. Contact: Nancy Arnold, Director, W.W.N.F.F., CN 5281, Princeton, N.J. 08543-5281; (609) 452-7007.
  • Dec. 9--Student contest: Applications are due for the "Letters About Literature'' Essay Contest, sponsored by Read magazine and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Students in grades 6-10 are encouraged to write a letter of up to 1,000 words to the author of their favorite book, explaining how the book changed their outlook on life. Contact: Cathy Gourley, Weekly Reader Corporation, 245 Long Hill Rd., Middleton, Conn. 06457; (203) 638-2400.
  • Dec. 22--Education research: Applications are due for the Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the National Academy of Education. Individuals who have received a doctorate or equivalent degree between Jan. 1, 1989, and Dec. 31, 1994, in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or education, are eligible to submit research proposals that are directly relevant to education. Up to 30 fellowships will be awarded; fellows will each receive $40,000 for one academic year of research, or $20,000 for each of two contiguous years if working half time. Contact: N.A.E., Stanford University, School of Education, CERAS 507, Stanford, Calif. 94305-3084; (415) 725-1003.
  • Jan. 15, 1995--Gifted students: Applications are due for the 1995 International Hollingworth Award Competition. Individuals and educational organizations are eligible to submit a research proposal in the field of education or psychology of gifted children and youths. The winner will be awarded a $2,000 cash grant and a certificate. For information on submission requirements, applicants must send a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Contact: Roxanne H. Cramer, Chairman, H.A.C., 4300 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030-3507.

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