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The following symbol (*) marks deadlines that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

Oct. 18--Postsecondary education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for awards under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education--Comprehensive Education Program. The awards are intended to provide grants or enter into cooperative agreements to improve postsecondary education opportunities. An estimated 75 awards ranging from $15,000 to $150,00 each will be available to institutions of higher education and other public and private nonprofit educational institutions and agencies. Contact: F.I.P.E., U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3100, ROB-3, Washington, D.C. 20202-5175; (202) 205-0104. TDD: (800) 877-8339.

* Oct. 25--Math and technology research: The U.S. Energy Department is inviting applications from teachers interested in participating in its Teacher Research Associate program. The program will immerse instructors in eight-week science, technology, and leadership-training seminars at department research facilities during summer 1995. The department expects to award approximately 300 teacher research placements. Teachers are provided with a $550 a week stipend, reimbursement for travel expenses for research programs, and a housing reimbusement of up to $1,000. Mathematics and technology teachers of grades 7-12 are eligible. Contact: Jaye Melcher or Chase Hathaway, Program Manager, Energy Department-TRAC Program, Associated Western Universities Inc., 4190 South Highland Dr., Suite 211, Salt Lake City, Utah 84124; (801) 273-8931.

Oct. 31--Summer seminar: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for participants in the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program. The seminars, sponsored by the Center for International Education, provide short-term study/travel opportunities to qualified U.S. educators in the social sciences and the humanities, and social studies to improve understanding and knowledge of the people and culture of another country. There are approximately seven to nine seminars with 12 to 18 positions per seminar. Contact: F.-H.S.A.P., Center for International Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5332; (202)732-6061.

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--Creative writing: Entries are due for the 1994-95 Unpublished Play Readying Project, sponsored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education in conjunction with the I.U.P.U.I./Bonderman National Playwright Competition for Young Audiences. Plays should be intended for young audiences through high school age and have a minimum performance length of approximately 45 minutes. Contact: Wayne Brinda, A.A.T.E. Unpublished Play Reading Project, Playhouse Jr., 222 Craft Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.

Nov. 1--Humanities: Applications are now due for the 1995 High School Younger Scholars Awards, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any high school student may apply and must work under the supervision of a teacher. Awards are $2,100, which includes $500 for the project advisor. Contact: Younger Scholar Guidelines, Room 316, Division of Fellowships and Seminars, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506; (202)606-8459.

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.

* Nov. 15.--Science: Papers are due for the "First Step" portion of the Duracell/National Science Teachers Association scholarship competition. Open to students in grades 9-12, this paper should be in the form of a concept for a battery-operated device the student would like to build and enter in the formal competition. The outline should be between 100 and 150 words, providing a general description of the device. Contact: Duracell/N.S.T.A. First Step, N.S.T.A., 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201-3000.

Nov. 21--Leadership: Entries are due for the Century III Leaders scholarship competition, sponsored by Sylvan Learning Centers and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (N.A.S.S.P.). Century III Leaders recognizes students who demonstrate outstanding school and community service and leadership, scholarship, and knowledge of current events. High school seniors and juniors are eligible to compete for a total of $150,000 in scholarship awards. Students should contact their school principal or guidance counselor to apply. Contact: National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; fax: (703) 476-5432.

Nov. 28--Continuing educaton: The U.S. Department of Education is inviting applications for new awards under its Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program. The awards are intended for eligible students selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement and exceptional promise to undertake graduate study leading to a doctoral degree or Master of Fine Arts. An estimated 80-100 awards of about $23,000 will be available to eligible applicants. Contact: Audrey M. Smith, Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Portals C80 Washington, D.C. 20202-5329. (202) 260-3574. TDD: (800) 877-8339.

Dec. 1--Student competition: Entries are due for the Westinghouse Science Talent Search, sponsored by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Foundation in partnership with the Science Service. Students must submit a written report of an independent research project in mathematics, engineering, and the science. Forty finalists participate in week-long Science Talent Institute in Washington, D.C.. Awards include 40 scholarships: one $40,000, one $30,000, one $20,000, three $15,000, and four $10,000. The remaining 30 finalist receive $1,000 scholarships. Contact: Science Service Inc., Youth Department, 1719 N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 785-2255.

* Dec. 9--Education awards: Nominations are due for the 1995 American Heroes in Education Awards, sponsored by the Reader's Digest Association Inc. The program honors teachers and principals who are making a difference in schools across America. Educators from 10 schools share $150,000. Individual teachers and principals, or teams of up to six educators, will receive $5,000, with an additional $10,000 going to their schools ongoing activities that encourage educational excellence. Contact: R.D.A. Inc., American Heroes in Education Awards, c/o Jan Braun, Program Manager, Reader's Digest Rd., Pleasantville, N.Y. 10572.

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. 16--Student contest: Entries are due for the Weekly Reader Writing and Art Awards Contest, sponsored by Read magazine. The contest is open to students in grades 6-12. Students submissions may be in the categories of fiction, essay, and artwork. Fiction entries can be in any style, essay entries must be first-person, and artwork can be in any medium. Contact: Kate Davis, Read Writing and Art Awards, Weekly Reader Corporation, 245 Long Hill Rd., Middletown, Conn. 06457; (203) 638-2406.

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.

Dec. 23--Poetry contest: Entries are due for the 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: Kate Davis, Ann Arlys Bowler Poetry Contest, Weekly Reader Corporation, 245 Long Hill Rd., Middletown, Conn. 06457; (203) 638-2406.

Jan. 9, 1995--Professional development: Applications are due for the 1995-96 Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowship, sponsored by the AAUW Education Foundation. The program is designed to enrich classroom teaching, encourage professional developement, and broaden educational opportunities for women. The program emphasis is on increasing girls' participation in math, science, and technology studies. Women classroom teachers who teach full time in grades K-12 are eligible to apply. Contact: AAUW Foundation, Department 14, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030. (319) 337-1716 ext.14.

* Jan. 13--Science: Entries are due for the 13th annual Duracell/National Science Teachers Association scholarship competition, sponsored by Duracell and administerd by the N.S.T.A. The competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are interested in designing and building a device powered by Duracell batteries. Devices should perform a practical function and can be designed to educate, entertain, or make life easier in some way. Each entry must be designed and built by the entrant. There will be 100 prize winners of U.S. Series EE savings bonds with values of between $100 and $20,000. Contact: Duracell/N.S.T.A. Scholarship Competition, N.S.T.A., 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100.

Jan. 15--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.

* Jan. 26--Science: Entries are due for the fifth annual TAPESTRY (Toyota's Appreciation Program for Excellence to Science Teachers Reaching Youth) grant program, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. Forty grants totaling up to $400,000 will be available to teams of one to five science teachers grades 6-12, who propose innovative year-long projects that can be implemented in their school and or school district. Teachers are encouraged to submit proposals for projects in two categories: environmental education and physical science applications. Contact: TAPESTRY, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100.

* Feb. 1--Science: Entries are due for the third annual Toshiba/N.S.T.A. ExploraVision Awards, sponsored by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association. The competition asks students K-12 to work in teams of three or four to predict what a form of technology would look like in 20 years. A teacher-advisor and an optional community advisor facilitate each team project. Twelve teams-four first-place teams and eigth second place teams-will be selected as national winners. Each student on the first-place teams wins a $10,000 savings bond; each second-place team member wins a $5,000 savings bond. Contact: Toshiba/N.S.T.A. ExploraVision Awards, National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201; (800) EXPLOR-9.

* Feb. 1--Student 'talent search': Entries are due for the Pratt Institute's 1995 Talent Search scholarship competition, sponsored by the institute, which is located in New York City. The 1995 scholarship winners will receive the scholarship for four years to attend the institute; transfer students will receive the scholarship for two years. The competition is open to high school seniors and transfer students applying to the institute. Contact: Jean Kiernan, Talent Search Competition, P.I., 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11205; (718) 636-3669 or (800) 331-0834.

March 15--Student contest: Entries are due for the seventh annual Student Editorial Cartoon Contest, sponsored by NewsCurrents. All elementary, middle, and high school students are eligible to enter the contest. One First Prize winner, two Second Prize winners, and two Third Prize winners will be chose from grade categories of K-6, 7-9, and 10-12. The top 100 cartoons will appear in Editorial Cartoons by Kids, 1995, a softcover book. Contact: NewsCurrents Editorial Cartoon Contest, P.O. Box 52, Madison, Wis. 53701.

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