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  • July 27--Early-childhood education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Training in Early-Childhood Education and Violence Counseling Program, to establish innovative programs to recruit and train students for careers in: early-childhood development and care or preschool programs; or providing counseling to young children from birth to 6 years old who have been affected by violence, and to adults who work with such children. An estimated 12 awards of $750,000 each will be awarded to institutions of higher education. Contact: Robert Alexander, Compensatory Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., Room 4400, Portals Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-6132; (202) 260-0994.

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-$1,000, to address problems that concern students and to provide solutions. Applicants should provide a short description of proposed activity and the grant amount requested. Contact: Effie Lewis, C.P.L.P., U.M., College Park, Md. 20742-6111; (301) 405-5751.

  • Aug. 8--Critical-language studies: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Demonstration Grants for Critical Language and Area Studies Program, to provide demonstration grants to eligible consortia to operate critical-language and area-studies programs, develop and acquire educational equipment and materials, and develop teacher training programs, texts, curricula, and other activities. One to three awards of an estimated $300,000 to $1 million each will be awarded to consortia consisting of at least four schools. Contact: Sara West, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5331; (202) 732-6082.

Sept. 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.

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--Education standards: Proposals are due for the International Conference on Standards and Quality in Education and Training, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma's Center on Standards for Quality. Presenters from national and international universities; community colleges; business, industry, and trade associations; public and private schools; vocational institutions; and local, state, and national government agencies are eligible to submit presentation proposals on quality standards in education. Contact: F. LeRoy Walser or Twana Baker, C.S.Q., U.O., 555 East Constitution St., Room 207, Norman, Okla. 73037-0005; (800) 522-0772 or (405) 325-6196; fax: (415) 325-1824.

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--Ballet scholarship: Entries are due for the Thelma A. Robinson Scholarship in Ballet competition, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Dancers between the ages of 13 and 16 who are serious students of ballet and have intentions of pursuing professional dance careers are eligible to submit videocassettes of their repertoires along with recommendations of professional promise by the deans or directors of their schools. One winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship to be used to further education in ballet. Contact: Jimme-Jean Ekwurzel, T.A.R.S.I.B., N.F.M.C., 1648 Southeast 6th St., Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33441-4997; (305) 428-0890.

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. 15--Playwriting: Submissions are due for the Young Playwrights Festival National Playwriting Competition. Writers age 18 or younger are eligible to submit plays of on any subject and of any style and length. Selected writers will be invited to participate in the Young Playwrights Spring Conference to be held in April 1995 in New York City, at which several plays will be chosen to be produced in professional off-Broadway productions. Contact: Y.P.F., Department PR, 321 West 44th St., Suite 906, New York, N.Y. 10036; (212) 307-1140; fax: (212) 307-1454.

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 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation History Institute, 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.
  • Nov. 1--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program, to encourage the development of ideas for field-initiated research, and for demonstration, development, and dissemination projects. An estimated 20 awards of $125,000 each will be awarded to public and private organizations, including institutions of higher education and American Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Contact: Dianne Villines, U.S.E.D., Room 3417, Switzer Building, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2704; (202) 205-5450.
  • Nov. 15--Gardening: Applications are due for the 1995 National Youth Garden Grants, sponsored by the National Gardening Association. Two hundred grants of more than $500 each of lawn and garden materials and products will be awarded to schools, youth groups, and community organizations to support gardening-based projects involving at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18. Contact: Garden Grants Department PS, N.G.A., 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401; (802) 863-1308; fax: (802) 863-5962.
  • Nov. 15--Music: Entries are due for the Biennial and Special Biennial Awards, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs. Instrumentalists must have reached the 16th, but not the 26th, birthday by March 1, 1995, and are eligible to submit a videotaped performance. Biennial Awards of $550 will be awarded in each of 12 classifications. Special Biennial Awards ranging from $400 to $1,500 each will be awarded to 12 individuals. Contact: N.F.M.C., 1336 North Delaware St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46202; (317) 638-4003.
  • Nov. 15--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Program, to build research capacity by providing support to individuals to perform research on the rehabilitation of disabled persons. An estimated 10 awards of $40,000 each will be awarded to individuals. Contact: Dianne Villines, U.S.E.D., Room 3417, Switzer Building, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2704; (202) 205-5450.

Dec. 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.

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 Corp., 245 Long Hill Rd., Middleton, Conn. 06457; (203) 638-2400.

  • Dec. 20--Career education: Entries are due for the 1995 Citations for Career Education Initiatives, sponsored by the American Association for Career Education. Up to 16 citations for excellence will be awarded to schools, education associations, business/education partnerships, and labor, community, and human-services groups in 16 categories, including: management, counseling, assessment, evaluation, curriculum, research, and in-service education. Contact: Pat Nellor Wickwire, President, A.A.C.E., 2900 Amby Place, Hermosa Beach, Calif. 90254-2216; (310) 376-7378.

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 January 1, 1989 and December 31, 1994 in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or education, are eligible to submit a research proposal that is directly relevant to education. Up to 30 fellowships will be awarded, and 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.

  • March 1--History: Applications are due for the James Madison Memorial Fellowship. In-service secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies in grades 7-12 and graduating or graduated collegians who wish to become secondary school teachers are eligible to apply. At least one fellowship is awarded annually through nationwide competition to a recipient in each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and, taken together, the other U.S. territories. Fellows receive $24,000 to cover tuition, fees, books, room, and board associated with study leading to master's degrees in American history, political science, or education, with concentration in the framing, principles, and history of the U.S. Constitution. Contact: J.M.M.F., P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; fax: (319) 337-1204.

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