Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
November 1 INTERNET CONNECTION
The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, announces the ICPrize for Collaboration Through Technology. Teams of school library media specialists and classroom teachers can apply for $1,000 grants for travel to a state or national conference, or for the purchase of technology. Media specialists must be members of AASL/ALA. Up to five grants are awarded based on the creativity, clarity, and completeness of the proposal and on the effective use of Internet resources in development of a curriculum unit. Contact: ICONnect, AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4389; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/ICONN/index.html.
November 15 BUSINESS AND SCHOOLS
The Wall Street Journal and the Employment Management Association Foundation, which funds projects to enhance workforce quality, sponsor the School/Business Partnership Awards. This grant program encourages elementary and secondary schools to collaborate with businesses on employment issues such as workforce preparedness. It awards $3,000 each to up to five school/business partnerships that link curriculum to the workplace. For more information, contact: Rebecca Vecchione, EMAF, 1800 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3499; (703) 535-6080; fax (703) 739-0399; www.shrm.org/ema/emaf.htm.
*November 15 WOMEN'S STUDIES
The American Association of University Women offers grants to female graduate students. Scholars completing dissertations or seeking funds for postdoctoral work are eligible for the American Fellowship, a $27,000 award given to an outstanding candidate whose work or research helps women and girls. Sixteen Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships provide one year of support for doctorates in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Fifty-one Dissertation Fellowships of $15,000 each are awarded to women in their final year of a doctoral program; special consideration is given to scholars writing about gender issues. Six Publication Grants of $5,500 each help women preparing research for publication. For more information, contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Customer Service Center, 2201 N. Dodge St., Dept. 60, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 60; www.aauw.org.
*December 1 EDUCATION RESEARCH
The National Academy of Education seeks applicants for the 2000-01 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships for teachers' research on improving education. Individuals who hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in behavioral or social sciences, the humanities, or education may apply. The degree must have been earned between January 1, 1994, and December 31, 1999. As many as 30 fellows are selected. Full-time fellows receive $45,000 for one year; part-time fellows receive $22,500 annually for two years. For more information, contact: NAE, New York University, School of Education, 726 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003-9580; (212) 998-9035; e-mail [email protected]; www.nae.nyu.edu.
December 1 LIBRARY CONFERENCES
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, seeks applicants for its Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants. Two librarians who work directly with young adults in either a public or school library receive grants of $1,000 each to attend the American Library Association annual conference in Chicago. Applicants must be YALSA members who have from one to 10 years of experience working with teenagers and who have never attended the annual ALA conference. Contact: Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; fax (312) 664-7459; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/yalsa.
*December 1 LIBRARY GRANTS
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, seeks applicants for its Book Wholesalers Inc./YALSA Collection Development Grants. YALSA members working with students ages 12-18 in a public library are eligible to win one of two $1,000 grants for additional library resources. For more information, contact: BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; fax (312) 664-7459; e- mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/yalsa.
*December 1 LIBRARY RESEARCH
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, offers the Frances Henne/YALSA/Voice of Youth Advocates Research Grant. The $500 grant is seed money for small-scale projects that promote research relating to library services for young adults. Members of YALSA are eligible. For more information, contact: Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant, YALSA Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; fax (312) 664-7459; e-mail www.ala.org/yalsa.
*December 1 MATH
The Mathematics Education Trust of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics funds special projects to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Eight awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 are available. Applicants can submit proposals for inservice training, professional development, classroom-based research, or inno vative teaching projects. For more information, contact: Mathematics Education Trust, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2113; www.nctm.org/about/met.
*December 3 WOMEN'S SPORTS
The Women's Sports Foundation offers Tampax Grants to middle and high school sports programs for girls ages 9-18. The $500 grants are designed to boost the quality of women's sports programs. For more information, contact: Tampax Grants for Girls Sports Program, Women's Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554; (800) 227-3988.
*December 18 LABORATORY FELLOWSHIP
Fermilab announces its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Teacher Fellowship. The fellow works at Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., for up to 12 months and develops curriculum material while researching particle physics. Graduate credit of up to nine semester hours is available, and the fellow receives a $550 stipend each week. Candidates must be full-time teachers of science or technology in grades 7-12 and must return to teaching for at least two years after the fellowship. Contact: Fermilab Teacher Fellowship, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MS 231, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-0500. Or contact: Ron Ray, (630) 840-8090; e-mail: [email protected].
*January 7 SCIENCE RESEARCH
The American Physiological Society encourages science teachers of grades 6-12 to apply for its Frontiers in Physiology Summer Research Program. As many as 20 teachers are selected to work in the laboratory of an APS researcher for seven to nine weeks. They receive $500 per week for their research, a $250 stipend for developing an inquiry-based classroom lab activity, and $300 for field testing and development of a lab activity. Teachers also receive $850 for travel expenses to the 2001 APS annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Alta Wallington, Project Coordinator, APS, Frontiers in Physiology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991; (301) 571-0692; e-mail [email protected]; www.faseb.org/aps/educatn/froninfo.html.
*January 10 GENDER EQUITY
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation awards Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships to women teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to gender equity in the classroom. Applicants must be full-time, K-12 public school teachers in the United States; they must also have at least three consecutive years of experience teaching math, science, or technology and plan to continue teaching for three years after the fellowship. Awards range from $1,000 to $9,000 for proposals that address equality in education and include techniques to boost girls' self-confidence and academic performance. Fellows meet for a four-day Teacher Institute in Washington, D.C. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Dept. 60, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 53343-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 60.
*January 11 MATH
K-12 mathematics teachers are encouraged to apply for Toyota's Investment in Mathematics Excellence Grants, which are sponsored in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Thirty-five grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded to develop innovative math instruction. Contact: Toyota's Investment in Mathematics Excellence, c/o NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; (888) 573-8463; e-mail [email protected].
*January 14 MATH/SCIENCE GRANTS
Growth Initiative for Teachers Grants are awarded to 60 teacher teams to integrate their school's science and math curricula using technology. The teams must include one math teacher and one science teacher from the same school. Each team receives $7,000 to implement its plan, and each member receives $2,500 for professional development. The grants are sponsored by the GTE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the publicly held telecommunications company. For more information, contact: GTE Foundation, (800) 315-5010; e-mail [email protected];www.gte.com.
*January 15 GIFTED CHILDREN
The National Association for Gifted Children announces the Hollingworth Award Competition, designed to encourage educational and psychological studies to benefit gifted and talented students. Educators, organizations, and institutions are eligible to submit proposals. The winner receives $2,000 to support the research. For more information, contact: Hollingworth Award Committee, National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268.
*January 15 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers various fellowships for staff at independent schools. Fifty fellowships at the Klingenstein Summer Institute are offered to independent secondary school teachers with two to five years of experience; fellows explore teaching styles, educational philosophies, and personal development. Heads of independent schools are eligible for one month of intensive study at Columbia as Visiting Fellows. Twelve Klingenstein Fellowships also are available to independent school teachers of grades 5-12 who have at least five years of experience; participants study educational and leadership development for either one semester or one year. All fellows receive a tuition stipend. Summer Institute teachers also receive housing, while Program Fellows get stipends and Visiting Fellows receive hotel accommodations. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, Joseph Klingenstein Center, Box 125, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3156; e-mail [email protected]; www.klingenstein.org.
*January 20 SCIENCE
Toyota Motor Sales Inc., in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, offers 50 Tapestry Grants for K-12 science teachers to implement innovative student projects in environmental education or the physical sciences. Grants range up to $10,000; winners also receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2000 NSTA convention in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Toyota Tapestry Grants, c/o NSTA Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsta.org/programs/toyota.htm.
--Karen L. Abercrombie
Following are application deadlines for awards and honors available to teachers. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
November 1 INNOVATIONS
The University of Louisville invites applications for the Grawemeyer Award in Education. Created to support ideas for improving education, the award is paid in five $30,000 annual installments. Applicants submit their books, technological projects, program initiatives, or other project proposals. For more information, contact: University of Louis ville, Grawemeyer Award in Education, School of Education, Louisville, KY 40292-0001; (502) 852-3235.
November 1 SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS
The Target Teachers Scholarship program recognizes full- and part-time teachers at schools participating in Target's Take Charge of Education program. The Target Corp. will award two $500 scholarships from each Target store and 96 $1,500 Target district awards to teachers who want to continue their education. For more information, contact: Target, (800) 316-6142; www.target.com.
November 15 FILMS IN SCIENCE
The Science Screen Report Inc., in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, sponsors the Science Screen Report Award. K-12 science teachers who have used commercially available films or videos to develop a science unit or theme are encouraged to apply. One winner is selected and receives $1,000, plus up to $500 to attend the NSTA convention in Orlando, Fla. Contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400- NSTA or (703) 243-7100; www.nsta.org.
November 15 SCIENCE
The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with various corporate and association sponsors, offers a number of awards for K-12 science teachers. The criteria for each award varies, but most applicants are judged on the basis of their leadership, teaching, curricula, and influence. Sponsors include the American Water Works Association, Barrick Goldstrike Mines, CIBA Specialty Chemicals, Duracell, Shell Oil, Toyota, Craftsman, and Toshiba. Awards include cash prizes of up to $10,000, computers, NSTA memberships, and expenses-paid trips to the NSTA convention in Orlando, Fla. Contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400-NSTA or (703) 243-7100; www.nsta.org.
November 15 SCIENCE FACILITIES
Sheldon Laboratory Systems seeks applicants for its Sheldon Exemplary Equipment and Facilities Award. This award, offered in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, honors a K-12 teacher who effectively uses classroom and laboratory space, furniture, fixtures, and teaching apparatus. The winner receives $1,000, plus up to $500 to attend the NSTA convention in Orlando, Fla. Contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400-NSTA or (703) 243-7100; www.nsta.org.
November 15 SCIENCE TEACHING
The 1998 Gustav Ohaus Awards for Innovations in Science Teaching are given to teachers with innovative ideas for improving science education. Proposals might include new designs in curricula, instructional methods, or program organization and administration. Ohaus Corp., a manufacturer of educational scales, and the National Science Teachers Association sponsor the awards. One $1,000 prize and one $750 prize are given in four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and junior college. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association-Ohaus Awards Program, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400- NSTA or (703) 243-7100; www.nsta.org.
December 1 ACHIEVEMENT IN MATH
The Mathematics Education Trust of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsors the Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominees should be at least 55 years old and have at least 25 years of experience in math education. Each nomination should be supported by a letter of nomination, the nominee's résumé, and up to five letters of recommendation. For more information, contact: Mathematics Education Trust, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2113; www.nctm.org/about/met/lifetime.html.
*December 10 SCIENCE
The Chemical Manufacturers Association offers the Catalyst Award to recognize outstanding science teachers. Elementary school science teachers and secondary school chemistry teachers are eligible to receive up to $5,000. For more information, contact: Mary Anna Grove, CMA, 1300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 741-5822; fax (703) 741-6095; e-mail [email protected]; www.cmahq.com.
*January 5 HALL OF FAME
The National Teachers Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 2000 induction. Active or retired certified preK-12 teachers with at least 20 years of classroom experience are eligible. Five teachers are selected to be represented in the Hall of Fame Gallery and receive an expenses-paid trip to the June induction ceremony. For more information, contact: National Teachers Hall of Fame, 1320 C of E Dr., Emporia, KS 66801; (800) 968-3224; fax (316) 341-5912; e-mail [email protected]; www.emporia.edu/nthf.
--Karen L. Abercrombie
Vol. 11, Issue 2, Pages 57-59