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Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.


The Earthwatch Teacher Fellowship offers educators opportunities to participate in two-week expeditions throughout the world during the summer of 2000. The program is sponsored by more than 40 corporations and administered by Earthwatch, a nonprofit group supporting scientific field research worldwide. Educators work side by side with expedition researchers; field research is multidisciplinary, so all full- time teachers are eligible. Counselors and administrators may also apply. Each fellow is eligible for funding to cover part or all of the expedition. For more information, contact: Brian Barry, Education Awards Manager, Earthwatch, 680 Mt. Auburn St., Box 9104, Watertown, MA 02272; (800) 776-0188, ext. 118; e-mail; .


The American Councils for International Education, a not-for-profit education, training, and consulting organization, invites U.S. middle and high school teachers of the humanities, social studies, or English as a second language to apply for the New Independent States Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The program seeks to promote innovative English and American studies teaching in Russia's new independent states. Up to 28 winners participate in a two-week program in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Contact: Karen Hollis, American Councils for International Education, 1766 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 833- 7522;;

*April-May OPERA

The Metropolitan Opera Guild seeks applicants for Creating Original Opera, a seven-day summer program to help elementary and middle school teachers use opera and musical theater in their classrooms. Tuition, room, board, supplies, and fees are paid by the program, but there is a small fee. Deadlines vary by region. For more information, contact: Metropolitan Opera Guild, Education at the Met, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023; (212) 769-8519;

*April 30 Graphic Arts

The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation invites graphic arts educators to submit grant proposals for education projects in the graphic-communications field. Typical programs aim to teach students about graphic arts technology and management. Proposals submitted by April 30 are considered for full funding; proposals for grants of up to $2,500 are accepted on a rolling basis. For proposal guidelines, contact: Meredith Bernatovich, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, 1899 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191-4367; (703) 264-7200; fax (703) 620-0994; e-mail

*May 15 Lesson Plans

The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education and Nike's Jordan Brand sponsor the Jordan Fundamentals program. Two hundred $2,500 grants are available to teachers and paraprofessionals who serve grade 6-12 students and work in public schools in impoverished neighborhoods. The program supports lesson plans and thematic units that show instructional creativity and exemplify high learning standards. For more information or an application, contact: Jordan Fundamentals Program, National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202) 822-7840;


ASM International, a society of metals and materials scientists, awards five grants of $500 to K-8 teachers. Winners are selected based on proposals describing curriculum-based, hands- on projects that involve student observation, communication, math and science skills, awareness of materials, and the role of the materials scientist. For more information, contact: T.K. Glasgow, ASMI, NASA Glenn Research Center, MS 48- 1, 21000 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, OH 44135; (216) 433-5013; fax (216) 433-3680; e-mail Thomas.K.G;

—Jennifer Pricola

Vol. 11, Issue 6, Pages 64-67

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