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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

Oct. 15--Reading and literacygrant: 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: gkeating@reading.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.

*Dec. 1--Quality schools: Proposals are due for the annual conference on Creating the Quality School, sponsored by the college of continuing education at the University of Oklahoma. The conference provides a forum for discourse between school administrators, teachers, school board members, state and federal department personnel, higher education faculty, and community leaders. Contact: Jennie Parker, UO, 555 E. Constitution St., Room 208, Norman, OK 73072-7820; (405) 325-1450; fax: (405) 325-7075.

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: tbader@evansgroup.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 Reasearch, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: gkeating@reading.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: rosicamulhern@internetmci.com.

*Jan. 15--Graduate education: Applications are due for the master's degree program in education administration with a focus on private school leadership, sponsored by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. All independent school educators are eligible to apply, and 10 performance-based scholarships are available. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, TC, CU; (212) 678-3156; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/klingenstein/.

*Jan. 15--Math and science: Applications are due for the Growth Initiatives for Teachers grant program, sponsored by the GTE Foundation. The grants are for public and private mathematics and science teachers of grades 7-12. Grants of $12,000 each will be awarded to 60 teams--one math and one science teacher from the same school--who plan to integrate those subjects in their schools' curricula through the use of technology. Each winning team will receive $7,000 for a school enrichment project and $5,000 toward professional-development activities. Contact: GTE Foundation, One Stamford Forum, Stamford, CT 06904; (800) 315-5010; Web site: www.gte.com/g/community/gift.html.

*Jan. 15--Summer institute: Applications are due for the Klingenstein Summer Institute, sponsored by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. The institute seeks to bring together 50 teachers who have two to five years of teaching experience, with the aim of challenging them to explore different teaching styles and educational philosophies and issues. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, TC, CU; (212) 678-3156; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/klingenstein/.

OTHER DEADLINES

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. To be eligible, 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: gkeating@reading.org.

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: gkeating@reading.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: 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.

*Jan. 15--Leadership: Submissions are due for the Joseph Klingenstein Fellows program, sponsored by the Klingenstein Center for Independent Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. The program brings together eight to 12 educators from around the world to strengthen their careers and improve their leadership skills as teachers, deans, and department heads. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, TC, CU; (212) 678-3156; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/klingenstein/.

*Jan. 15--Peer review: Applications are due for the Klingenstein Visiting Fellows program, sponsored by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. The program gathers 10 heads of schools from across the country for a month of study and reflection. Visiting fellows will examine educational issues and policies concerning their home schools. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, TC, CU; (212) 678-3156; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/klingenstein.

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