Grants And Fellowships
Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
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 JAPAN STUDIES
The Institute of International Education announces the Fulbright Memorial Fund Program 2000, which aims to increase understanding between Japan and the United States by exposing American teachers to the education system and culture of Japan. Funded by the Japanese government, the program sends 600 K-12 teachers to Japan for three weeks of study. For more information, call (888) 527-2636 or go to www.iie.org/pgms/fmf.
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., Res ton, 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 tele communications company. For more information, contact: GTE Foundation, (800) 315-5010; e-mail [email protected].
January 15 GIFTED CHILDREN
The National Association for Gifted Children announces the Hollingworth Award Competition, designed to encourage educational and psychological studies that 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 15 INTERACTIVE EDUCATION
The AOL Foundation invites teams of K-12 teachers, school administrators, parents, librarians, and other community leaders to apply for its Interactive Education Initiative grants. Awards of up to $7,500 are given to develop and implement projects aimed at improving student performance through classroom integration of interactive technology. Special consideration is given to proposals that target students from low-income families. Contact: AOL Foundation, 22000 AOL Way, Dulles, VA 20166; (703) 265-1342; fax (703) 265-2135; e-mail [email protected]; www.aolfoundation.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.
*February 1 CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
The Children's Literature Association sponsors the Children's Literature Association Research Fellowships and Scholarships. As many as four fellowships of between $250 and $1,000 are awarded to association members for proposals of literary criticism or original scholarship that will eventually be published. Critical or original work exploring fantasy or science fiction for youngsters will be considered for the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships awarded depend on the number of applicants. Contact: Scholarship Committee, Children's Literature Association, P.O. Box 138, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0138; (616) 965-8180; fax (616) 965-3568; e-mail [email protected]; ebbs.english.vt.edu/chla.
*February 1 GOVERNMENT
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships offers up to 19 fellowships for professionals to participate in a one-year educational program in government and leadership. Fellows work as special assistants in Cabinet-level departments and earn $73,141. Teachers who are U.S. citizens are eligible. For more information, contact: Debrah Moody, President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Pl. N.W., Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-4522; fax (202) 395-6179; www.whitehouse.gov/WH--Fellows.
*February 1 JAPAN STUDIES
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grants designed to facilitate research, improve the quality of teaching about Japan, and integrate the study of Japan into major academic disciplines. For more in formation, contact: NEAC Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail [email protected].
*February 1 LIBRARY RESEARCH
The American Association of School Librarians and the Highsmith Co. sponsor the AASL/Highsmith Research Grant. This grant supports research on the impact of school library media programs on education. School library media specialists, library educators, and professors of library-information science or education are eligible for up to $2,500; if two or more researchers work jointly, as much as $5,000 may be awarded. For more information, contact: AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/aasl/awards.html.
*February 1 LIBRARY SCHOLARSHIP
The American Association of School Librarians and Information Plus offer the Information Plus Continuing Education Scholarship to a school library media specialist, supervisor, or educator. The $500 grant pays for an AASL member to attend an American Library Association or AASL regional workshop or a workshop run in conjunction with either group's annual conference. Applicants must be members of the AASL division of the ALA, full-time school library media specialists, or faculty members in a program educating school library media specialists. For more information, contact: Information Plus Scholarship, AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; www.ala.org/aasl/awards.html.
*February 11 HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks applicants for the fifth annual Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program. The program is designed to immerse participants in advanced historical and pedagogical issues relating to the Holocaust. Secondary history, social studies, and English teachers are eligible, as well as librarians and media specialists. Candidates must have taught the Holocaust for at least five years in the United States; they must also be active in community and professional organizations. Twenty-five fellows are selected for the expenses-paid, five-day program in July at the museum in Washington, D.C. Contact: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Educational Division, Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl., S.W., Washington, DC 20024-2126; (202) 488-0456; fax (202) 314-7888; e-mail [email protected]; www.ushmm.org/education/mandel.
*February 19 KOREAN STUDIES
The Korea Society announces fellowships for study in Korea. As many as 19 American educators will spend June 29-July 17 in Korea studying Korean history, economics, language, and other topics. K-12 social studies and language arts educators are eligible; administrators, supervisors, mentors, and social studies specialists with at least three years of experience are also eligible. For more information, contact: Yong Jin Choi, Director, Korean Studies Program, Korea Society, 950 Third Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525, ext. 25; fax (212) 759-7530; e-mail [email protected]; www.koreasociety.org.
*February 29 CABLE TELEVISION
C-SPAN, the cable-television network covering the U.S. Congress, seeks applicants for its Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program. The selected fellow will work at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., for four weeks in the summer to develop high school print, video, and online materials for the network. The fellow receives a $5,500 stipend, $500 in coupons for C-SPAN materials, and $500 for round-trip airfare and travel expenses. For more information, contact: C-SPAN Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program, C-SPAN, c/o Education Relations, 400 North Capitol St. N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 523-7586; www.c-span.org/classroom.
-Karen L. Abercrombie And Jennifer Pricola
Vol. 11, Issue 3, Pages 61-62