- Deadlines Vary. Overseas Study.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars seeks applications for 199192 Fulbright grants for university lecturing and research abroad. There are openings in more than 100 countries, and some opportunities for multicountry research. Eligible are U.S. scholars of all academic ranks, as well as retired faculty and independent researchers. Approximately 1,000 grants ranging from three months to an academic year are available. Grants vary by country of study, but generally cover round-trip travel, a stipend, tuition allowance for children, and a book and baggage allowance. Travel expenses for one dependent are available with most full-year grants. Deadlines are as follows:
June 15 for Australasia, India, the Soviet Union, and Latin America.
August 1 for Africa, Asia, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and lecturing awards for Mexico, Venezuela, and the Caribbean; travelonly awards for France, Italy, and the Federal Republic of Germany.
November 1 for institutional proposals for the Scholar-in-Residence Program; the International Education Administrators Program in the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan; and the Fulbright German Studies Seminar.
January 1, 1991, for NATO Research Fellowships and Spain Research Fellowships.
For information and applications, contact: CIES, 3400 International Dr., Suite M-500, Washington, DC 200083097; (202) 686-7866.
March 15. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants through the Elementary and Secondary Education in the Humanities program to support national and regional summer institutes, state and local collaborative projects, masterwork study, conferences, special projects, and other activities that improve the teaching of the humanities. Public and private elementary and secondary schools are eligible. Grants vary with the amount requested. Contact: NEH/ESEH, Division of Education Programs, Room 302, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 786-0377.
March 15. California Teachers.
The California Teachers Association invites applications for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund grants of $750 to $2,000. Ethnic minority members who are active CTA members, their dependent children, and student members are eligible. Contact: CTA, P.O. Box 921, 1705 Murchison Dr., Burlingame, CA 94010; (415) 697-1400.
- March 16. Exploration Research.
Teachers and school administrators are eligible for grants to offset the cost of participation in two-week research expeditions offered through the University of California's Research Expeditions Program, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, Marin Community Foundation, Atlantic Richfield Company, and private donors. Participants can work with university researchers on a wide range of field projects, from surveying Ireland's medieval churches to exploring Hawaii's vanishing rock art. The cost ranges from $600 to $2,000 depending on the project, and includes room, board, and equipment. In many cases, partial airfare is included. The exact amount of the grants varies, but each grant covers a substantial portion of the costs. Those who do not qualify for a grant may participate at their own expense; the cost is usually tax deductible. Administrators and science supervisors must apply with a teacher to qualify. For a grant application and a catalog listing the 20 different expeditions, contact: UREP, UC, Desk LO4, Berkeley, CA 94720; (415) 6426586.
- March 23; April 20. Arts.
The National Endowment for the Arts awards grants for special projects to help make the arts a basic part of elementary and secondary education. Grants usually range from $5,000 to $50,000. Applicants must also obtain matching nonfederal dollars. Eligible are education agencies, such as a public school district or a private school; higher-education institutions; arts agencies, cultural institutions, and service organizations; and professional associations. March 23 is the deadline for letters of intent; applications are due April 20. Contact: Arts in Education Program, Room 603, NEA, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 6825426.
- March 30. Deaf And Blind Children And Youth.
The U.S. Education Department invites applications for state and multistate projects to serve deaf and blind children and youth. Approximately 12 grants of $100,000 each will be given for projects lasting up to two years. Eligible are public and private nonprofit agencies, organizations, and institutions. Contact: Joseph Clair, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Educational Services, Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4622, Washington, DC 20202; (202) 7324503.
March 30. Technology.
The National Science Foundation, in cooperation with the Tsongas Industrial History Center at the University of Lowell in Massachusetts, invites high school teachers of social studies, science, mathematics, and industrial technology to apply to attend a summer institute in July. The institute will bring 29 teachers together with scientists, engineers, and historians to discover how to better stimulate student interest in science and technology. Participants will each receive three University of Lowell graduate credits plus a $900 stipend. A limited number of housing and travel scholarships are available. Contact: TIHC, University of Lowell, 1 University Ave., Lowell, MA 01854; (508) 459-2237.
March 30. Religion And History.
The Americans United Research Foundation invites applications from secondary school teachers and supervisors interested in attending the summer Religious Freedom Institute, which focuses on key religious issues in American history and society, and appropriate clauses in the Constitution. Tuition, books, room, and board are provided. Contact: Charles Haynes, AURF, 900 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910-4781; (301) 588-2282.
Early April. Government.
The Robert A. Taft Institute of Government invites colleges and universities to apply for grants to conduct Taft Seminars for Teachers. Scholarships are then awarded to K-12 teachers for graduate-credit seminars that improve their knowledge of government and politics and their ability to teach about the American political system. Contact: TST, RATIG, 420 Lexington Ave., Suite 2601, New York, NY 10170; (212) 682-1530.
April 2. Dropout Prevention.
The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education offers seed money for teachers to design and implement programs to keep at-risk students in school. Dropout Prevention Program grant winners receive $2,000 to $5,000, as well as technical assistance from NFIE staff, project directors, and consultants. Contact: NFIE, DPP, 1201 16th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840.
April 11. Drug Education.
The U.S. Department of Education invites applications for new awards, under the DrugFree Schools and CommunitiesRegional Centers program, to support the establishment and maintenance of five regional alcohol and drug abuse education and prevention centers. Five grants of approximately $3 million each will be awarded to public or private organizations, institutions, or agencies. Contact: The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Staff, USED, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2135, Washington, DC 20202-6329; (202) 732-3463.
The Challenger Center for Space Science Education sponsors the Challenger Seven Fellowship competition to encourage new ways to use science and technology in the classroom. A stipend or internship is available. Contact: Education Outreach Office, CCSSE, 1101 King St., Suite 190, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 683-9740.
- May 1. Educational Partnership Awards.
Partnerships in Education Journal invites applications for its "1989-90 National Partnership Awards'' competition. Any school, corporation, college, or organization operating a partnership program during the 198990 school year may enter the competition; winners will be announced at this year's national symposium on partnerships in education to be held in Washington, D.C., in November. Awards will be made in the categories of at-risk students, career education, collaborative alliances (multiple partners), dropout prevention, economic education, health and nutrition, literacy, mathematics, parental involvement, science, teacher recognition and support, and video presentations. Contact: Awards, c/o PIEJ, 1132 Gershwin Dr., Largo, FL 34641; (813) 536-5454.
May 1. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities, together with Reader's Digest, is offering a stipend of up to $27,500 for a one-year sabbatical to pursue independent study in the humanities through the Teacher-Scholar Program. One elementary or secondary school teacher from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands will be selected. Contact: NEH/RDTSP, Division of Education Programs, Room 302MR, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 786-0377.