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REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS
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.
*Nov. 30--Education finance: Proposals are due for the New Scholars Program, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and the American Education Finance Association. The program is intended to interest recent college graduates and master's and doctoral students in conducting research in education finance using NCES databases. Contracts for $5,000 will be awarded for up to four doctoral scholars who are members of the AEFA and who have received or will receive a doctoral degree between Jan. 1, 1995, and Dec. 31, 1998. Contracts for $3,000 will be awarded for up to four predoctoral scholars who are members of the AEFAÿ20and who are currently enrolled in a doctoral program, or who have received or will receive a master's degree in that same time frame. Contact: Robert K. Goertz, Director--Fiscal Policy, New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, PO Box 542, Trenton, NJ 08625-0542; (609) 292-3235; fax: (609) 292-7225; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
*Nov. 30--Writing: Submssions are due for the annual "Pasta Tales" essay-writing contest, sponsored by the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant chain. Students ages 7 to 16 are asked to describe in 250 words or less what they would do to improve their city. Entries will be judged on creativity, organization, grammar, punctuation, and spelling by the Quill and Scroll Society of the college of journalism and communications at the University of Iowa. The grand prize includes a trip to New York City and a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond. Also, one winner chosen from each age category will receive a $250 savings bond. Contact: Pasta Tales, OG, 5900 Lake Ellenor Drive, Orlando, FL 32809; (954) 776-1999.
*Jan. 15--Science: Entries are due for the annual "Power Your Imagination" scholarship competition, sponsored by Duracell Inc. and the National Science Teachers Assocication. Students in grades 7-12 must design and build a working device that is educational and powered by one or more Duracell batteries. All entries must include a descriptive two-page essay, a wiring diagram, clear photos of the device, and an official entry form. Students in grades 7-9 and 10-12 will be judged separately by scientists and science educators. Fifty students from each age category will receive U.S. Savings Bonds to help finance their college educations. Contact: Duracell/NSTA; (888) 255-4242; Web site: www.nsta.org/programs/duracell.htm.
*Jan. 29--Earth science: Submissions are due for the "LOOK UP! Challenge Sky" contest, sponsored by the Weather Channel and the Polaroid Education Program. Students in grades K-6 should submit artwork, photographs, or poetry inspired by observing the sky. Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, and the effectiveness of the sky message. Winning entries will be displayed in the Weather Channel's 1999 Classroom Calendar. First-place winners will receive Polaroid cameras and film. Contact: WC; (800) 471-5544; Web site: www.weather.com/education/lookup/look_up.html.
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
*Jan. 2--Math, science, technology: Applications are due for the Eleanor Roosevelt teacher fellowships, sponsored by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. Public school teachers of grades K-12 can receive up to $9,000 for special programs that encourage girls' achievement in mathemartics, science, or technology. Approximately 25 fellowships are available for female teachers who either work individually or in teams with other teachers or administrators. The fellowship also supports independent-study plans for teachers and participation in a five-day institute focusing on practical strategies to enrich technical curriculum and advance gender equity in the classroom. Contact: AAUW; (319) 337-1716; Web site: www.aauw.org/3000/fdnfelgra.html.
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.klingenstein.org/.
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.klingenstein.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/fellow.htm.
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.
*Nov. 2--Innovative education: Nominees are due for the "Education's Unsung Heroes Awards," sponsored by ReliaStar Financial Corp. and Northern Life Insurance Co. Educators--including teachers, principals, classified staff members, and paraprofessionals--may nominate themselves or be nominated by peers, students, or parents. The awards will recognize educators for their innovative spirit and ability to positively influence the children they teach. Contact: Northern Life's Education's Unsung Heroes Awards Program, c/o Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, 1505 Riverview Road, PO Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082; fax: (507) 931-2103; Web site: www.unsungheroes.com.
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.klingenstein.org/.
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.klingenstein.org/.
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