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FEDERAL GRANTS

June 26--Gifted and talented: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Jacb K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program. The awards are intended to support a national research and development center to study the education of gifted and talentedd children and youth. An estimated $1.75 million will go for one award to an eligible state educational agency or institution of higher education. Contact: Beverly Coleman, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2280; TDD: (800) 877-8339.

July 17--Star Schools program: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Star Schools program. The awards will fund projects to improve instruction through distance-learning technologies. There is one award available for $3 million that will go to an eligible partnerships consisting of a telecommunications public agency and three or more educational institutions or agencies. Contact: Gregory Dennis, U.S.E.D., Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5644; (202) 219-1919.
July 20--Tribal-school reform: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for programs to help tribal divisions of education in coordinating school-reform plans developed for both Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded schools and public schools. An estimated $500,000 is available for eight awards ranging from $50,000 to $75,000 each. Tribal education divisions of federally recognized tribes whose students attend B.I.A.-funded and public schools are eligible for applications. Contact: Sandra Spaulding, U.S.E.D., 600 Independence Ave., S.W., Portals Bldg., Room 4300, Washington, D.C. 20202-2110; (202) 260-1441.
July 24--Gender equity: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under the Women's Educational Equity Act. The program is intended to promote gender equity in education. An estimated 10 implementation grants are available, with the average size of awards being $260,000; four research-and-development grants are available, with the average size of awards being $140,000. Public agencies, private nonprofit agencies, organizations, institutions, student groups, community groups, and individuals are eligible. Contact: Carrolyn N. Andrews, U.S.E.D., 600 Independence Ave., S.W., Portals Bldg., Room 4500, Washington, D.C. 20202-6140; (202) 260-2670.
July 31--Americans with disabilities: The U.S. Justice Department is inviting applications for projects to inform and educate schools and other government entities about their responsibilities under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. An estimated $1.2 million is available for grants ranging from $40,000 to $100,000 each. Public and private nonprofit organizations, including trade and professional associations or their subsidiaries; organizations representing state and local governments; and other organizations representing entities covered by the A.D.A. are eligible. Contact: Civil Rights Division, U.S.J.D., P.O. Box 66738, Washington, D.C. 20035-6738; (800) 514-0301.

FOUNDATION GRANTS

June 30--Youth and service learning: The Hitachi Foundation is inviting proposals from nonprofit organizations in partnership with corporate facilities for projects that build on the expertise and best practices from youth service and service-learning and adapt these concepts to models of community service for corporate volunteers. The foundation expects to fund three to five organizations, diverse in location, project activities, and partners. Projects can span up to two years; the foundation expects proposed projects to have total budgets of $50,000 to $175,000. Contact: H.F., 1509 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037; fax: (202) 457-0588, ext. 551.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

Oct. 1--Poster contest: The Lions Clubs International is inviting schools to participate in its eighth annual International Peace Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Peace Will Set Us Free." Students ages 11-13 are asked to depict their interpretation of the theme in pencil, crayon, pen, marker, paint, or chalk. Schools interested in the contest must be sponsored by a local Lions club. The grand-prize winner will receive a trip to New York City with two family members and will be presented with a cash award of $1,500. Contact: Janet McMahan, (708) 571-5466, or Lions Clubs International, (800) 288-8846.

TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Oct. 31--Foreign-language fellowships: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for its 1996 summer-fellowship program for foreign-language teachers, grades K-12. A stipend of $3,750 will be provided for six weeks' study abroad. Applicants must have three years' full-time teaching (K-12) experience; at least one-half of the teaching schedule in foreign languages during each of those years; be employed by a school in the United States or a U.S. school abroad; and have the intent to teach foreign languages at least five more years. Former winners of the program and teachers of English as a second language and bilingual education are not eligible. Contact: N.E.H. Fellowship Program for F.L. Teachers K-12, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn. 06320-4196; (203) 439-2282; fax: (203) 439-5341.



OTHER DEADLINES

June 30--Business partnership award: Entries for the Business Week Awards for Instructional Innovation are due. The awards, sponsored by Business Week magazine and the McGraw-Hill Educational Publishing Group in cooperation with the American Association of School Administrators, are aimed at recognizing public schools that with help from the business community have created new and effective schools. Three awards of $5,000 each will be given, one in each of the following categories: urban, suburban, and rural. Contact: Darlene Pierce, A.A.S.A., 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209; (703) 875-0736.

Sept. 15--Environmental award: Phillips Petroleum Company is inviting entries for its Phillips Environmental Partnership Awards. The program is a nationwide competition that helps fund local environmental projects. Awards range from $500-$5,000 to winners in five categories: Wildlife and habitat, water, parks and schoolgrounds, recycling, and other. Contact: P.P.C., PEP Program, 16D1 PB, Bartlesville, Okla. 74004.

Sept. 25--Policy award: Advocates for Youth is inviting nominations for its Policymaker Leadership Awards. The awards are in recognition of outstanding leadership by state and local policymakers in promoting adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Elected and appointed policymakers are eligible and may be nominated in one of five categories: adolescents pregnancy prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, adolescent HIV/AIDS prevention and education, promotion of reproductive health services in school-based or -linked health center, adolescent reproductive rights. Contact: Policy Leadership Award, A.Y., 10265 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 347-5700.

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