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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
Sept. 1--Music education initiative: Proposals are due for the 1998 American Music Education Initiative, sponsored by the National Music Foundation. The foundation invites K-12 teachers of all subjects in public or private schools to submit lessons that teach or use American music. One goal of the initiative is to provide a collection of lessons about American music that teachers can use. Teachers whose lessons are selected will be awarded grants of $500 to $1,000 each. Contact: Gene C. Wenner, Education Coordinator, NMF, 70 Kemble St., Lenox, MA 01240; (413) 637-1800; e-mail: email@example.com.
*Oct. 15--Reading and literacy grant: Proposals are due for the Elva Knight Research Grant, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for research that will address significant questions for literacy research and practice. The program will award up to $5,000 to projects, which should be completed within two years. Contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Nov. 1--Children and poverty articles: Submissions are due for the Journal of Children and Poverty, a publication of the Institute for Children and Poverty. The journal offers a forum for the presentation of research and policy initiatives in education, social services, public policy, and welfare reform as they affect children, youths, and families in poverty. Articles may be from either an academic or a practitioner perspective but should contribute to the current public policy debate. Contact: Editor, JCP, 36 Cooper Square, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003; (212) 529-5252; fax: (212) 529-7698.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Sept. 30--Doodling contest: Entries are due for the 1998 Pencil Doodle Contest, sponsored by the Incense Cedar Institute. The theme is "My Cedar Pencil on Vacation"; students in grades 2-8 are asked to submit doodled pictures about a pencil's summer vacation. The grand prize for each grade level is a year's supply of Incense Cedar pencils, a contest T-shirt, and $100. Contact: Tim Bader; (206) 270-4670; e-mail: email@example.com.
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Oct. 15--Literacy and instruction: Proposals are due for the Teacher as Researcher Grant program, sponsored by the International Reading Association. The program is intended to support teachers in their inquiries about literacy and instruction. Grants will be awarded up to $5,000. Contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Oct. 15--Math and reading: Nominations are due for the Cuisenaire/Dale Seymour Publications Outstanding Math Teacher Award and the Celebration Press/Good Year Books Outstanding Reading Teacher Award, sponsored by the Addison Wesley Longman Supplementary Division. The first award will honor mathematics teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools who stimulate students to think, reason, and communicate mathematically. The second award will recognize elementary teachers who inspire children to excel in reading. One winner from each state will be selected by the companies' representatives. State winners will then compete for national awards. Contact: Teacher Awards, 615 Franklin Turnpike, Suite 1, Ridgewood, NJ 07450-1929; (201) 445-7606; fax: (201) 444-2048; e-mail: email@example.com.
Aug. 31--Math and science education: Applications are due for the annual TAP America Award, sponsored by the Electronic Industries Foundation. The grant program recognizes a project developed by a school and an electronics company working together to help teach children the importance of math and science in the real world. Eligible projects must involve at least one member company of the Electronic Industries Association; target students in grades 5-8 who are isolated from resources that enrich the math or science curriculum by socioeconomic or geographic factors; link a specific math or science topic to a real-life situation; and make innovative use of the company's technological resources and staff. The winning project's school will receive a $10,000 grant. Contact: TAP America Award, EIF, 2500 Wilson Blvd., Suite 210, Arlington, VA 22201-3834; (703) 907-7414; fax: Attn: TAP, (703) 907-7401; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Oct. 15--Reading and learning disabilities: Submissions are due for the Albert J. Harris Award, sponsored by the International Reading Association. The award is granted for an outstanding contribution to the prevention and/or assessment of reading or learning disablities. Submitted publications must have appeared in a professional journal or monograph between June 1, 1997, and May 31, 1998. Contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: email@example.com.
*Oct. 15--Literacy: Submissions are due for the Dina Feitelson Research Award, sponsored by the International Reading Association. The submitted work should report on one or more aspects of literacy acquisition, such as biligualism, or cross-cultural studies of beginning reading. Submitted publications must have appeared in a refereed journal between July 1, 1997, and June 30, 1998. A $500 award is available. Contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 21--Dissertation fellowships: Applications are due for the 1999 Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for Research Related to Education, sponsored by the Spencer Foundation. The grants seek to encourage scholars from a variety of fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. Applicants may be candidates for the doctoral degree in any field of study, but their dissertation topics must concern education. Thirty nonrenewable fellowships of $20,000 each are available; the dissertation work must be completed within two years. Contact: Spencer Dissertation Fellowships, SF, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60611-1542; (312) 337-7000; Web site: www.spencer.org.
Oct. 23--International education: Applications are due for the Fulbright Grants, sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and the Institute of International Education. The grants are for graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grant. All applicants are required to have sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out their proposed study or research. Contact: U.S. Student Programs Division, IIE, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017; (212) 984-5330; Web site: www.iie.org/fulbright.
*Dec. 20--Career education: Applications are due for annual awards for excellence and innovation, sponsored by the American Association for Career Education. Awards will be made in 16 categories including: partnerships, coalitions, curriculum, instruction, counseling, management, staff development, public information, assessment, evaluation, research, resource centers, print and nonprint publications, and other programs. Contact: Pat Nellor, Wickwire, President, AACE, 2900 Amby Place, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-2216.
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