Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
CyberLearning Universe, a project of the nonprofit National Education Foundation, is offering 5,000 teachers free enrollment for any of its 500 Internet-based online personal and professional computing courses, including PC Basics, Internet Basics, Web Design Basics, Microsoft Office, Windows 2000, and Web Master. To sign up, visit CyberLearning’s Web site and click on “Free IT Training” then “Teacher.” A $75 registration fee is required. For more information, contact: National Education Foundation CyberLearning, 1428 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22134; (703) 821-2100; fax (703) 821-2161; [email protected]; www.cyberlearning.org.
*September 5 ESSAY CONTEST
Store of Knowledge, an educational products retailer, sponsors its first grants for certified public and private school teachers. The company invites teachers to write an essay of 500 words or fewer describing how the grant could be used to improve the intellectual environment of the classroom. Ten winners each receive a $5,000 grant for their school. For more information, e-mail Karen Hart at [email protected] or go to www.storeofknowledge.com.
*October 1 ART
The foundation of the National Art Education Association invites applications for its grant programs. The Teacher Incentive Program awards up to $1,000 for proposals to promote art teaching. The Mary McMullan Fund awards up to $1,000 for development of curriculum models and pilot projects to promote arts education. The NAEA Research Fund awards up to $5,000 for proposed research in arts education. The Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Fund awards up to $1,000 for proposals focusing on the goals for student learning outlined in the NAEA’s visual arts standards. And the NAEA Research Commission’s Student Learning in Secondary Art Education Grant awards between $3,000 and $20,000 to research proposals focusing on student learning in secondary art education. Grants are available only to NAEA members with one year’s standing; applicants submit proposals of five or fewer pages and a written statement describing anticipated benefits of the program. For more information, contact: Donnamarie Gilbert, National Art Education Foundation, 1916 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1590; (703) 860-8000; e-mail [email protected]; www.naea-reston.org.
*October 2 JAPANESE STUDIES
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies. The programs are designed to facilitate research, improve the quality of teaching about Japan, and integrate the study of Japan into the major disciplines. Grants are available for instructional materials, seminars on teaching about Japan, and Japan-related speakers and panels at national conventions of major disciplines. For more information, contact: Northeast Asia Council Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail [email protected]; www.aasianst.org.
*October 2 KOREAN STUDIES
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Korea Foundation, offers grants for instructional materials, workshops and conferences, projects that enhance Korean studies, and Korea-related speakers and panels. For more information, contact: Northeast Asia Council Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail [email protected]; www.aasianst.org.
*October 2 SCIENCE
The Toshiba America Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports math and science education, offers grants to K-6 science, mathematics, and technology teachers. Seventy- five grants of $1,000 each are awarded for proposals that aim to provide direct benefits to students and include teacher- led, classroom-based experiences. Public and private schools, local education agencies, and youth organizations may apply. For more information, contact: Toshiba America Foundation, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; e-mail [email protected]; www.toshiba.com/about/taf.html.
*October 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 program encourages elementary and secondary schools to collaborate with businesses on employment issues such as work force preparedness. It awards $5,000 each to up to five school/business partnerships that link curriculum to the workplace. For more information, contact: Rebecca Vecchione, Employment Management Association Foundation, 1800 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3499; (703) 535-6080; fax (703) 739-0399; e-mail [email protected] shrm.org; www.shrm.org/ema/emaf.htm.
*October 15 HUMANITIES
The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks grant proposals for the National Education Project, which disseminates information about exemplary humanities programs, furthers the development of new classroom materials, and supports the design of model courses and curriculum. Proposals must have a national focus. Groups of teachers are eligible to receive as much as $250,000 for up to three years. For more information, contact: Division of Education Programs, Room 318, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8380; e-mail [email protected]; www.neh.gov.
*October 15 LEADERSHIP
The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, an arm of the National Education Association, offers $1,000 Leadership Grants to public school teachers and support staff to improve their skills and provide leadership in their schools or institutions. The proposed professional development must address demonstrated student learning needs and may include in-depth study of an academic subject or new instructional approaches. For more information, contact: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202) 822-7840; www.nfie.org/ldrshp.htm.
*October 15 NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
The American Library Association announces its Grolier National Library Week Grant. The applicant with the best proposal for a public awareness campaign tied to the National Library Week theme, “@ Your Library,” receives $4,000 for the campaign. For more information, contact: Public Information Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 5044; e-mail [email protected] org; www.ala.org.
*October 15 READING RESEARCH
The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships. The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a $6,000 grant to support research in beginning reading, readability, reading difficulty, stages of reading development, the relation of vocabulary to reading, and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. The Teacher as Researcher Grant program supports teachers in their study of literacy and instruction; grants of up to $5,000 are awarded, although priority is given to smaller requests of $1,000 to $2,000. Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $5,000 each are awarded to IRA members for proposed research that addresses new and significant questions in literacy and reading. The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant provides an IRA member with up to $5,000 for a research-dissemination activity. For more information, contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research and Policy, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731- 1600, ext. 226; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail [email protected]; www.reading.org.
*October 15 TEACHER EXCHANGE
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides opportunities for teachers and administrators at K-12 schools and two-year colleges to exchange positions with teachers from another country. U.S. citizens who are fluent in English and have a bachelor’s degree and three years of full-time teaching experience are eligible. Participating countries are Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. For more information, contact: Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, 600 Maryland Ave. S.W., Suite 320, Washington, DC 20024-2520; (800) 726-0479 or (202) 314- 3527; e-mail [email protected]; [email protected]; www.grad.usda.gov/info_for/fulbright.cfm.
*November 1 INNOVATIONS
The University of Louisville is seeking applications for the Grawemeyer Award in Education. Created to support ideas for improving education, the award is paid in five $40,000 annual installments. Applicants submit their books, technology projects, program initiatives, or other proposals. For more information, contact: University of Louisville, Grawemeyer Award in Education, School of Education, Louisville, KY 40292-0001; (502) 852-3235; www.louisville.edu/ur/onpi/grawemeyer.
*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 apply for $1,000 grants for travel to a state or national conference or for the purchase of technology. Media specialists must be personal members of AASL/ALA. Up to five prizes 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, American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4389; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/ICONN/icprize.html.
*November 1 SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS
The Target Teachers Scholarship program recognizes full- and part-time teachers and administrators working 20 hours or more 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. Winners are chosen based on their answers to two essay questions. For more information, contact: Target, (800) 316-6142; www.target.com.
*November 15 SCIENCE TEACHING
The 2000 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 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.
*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. Eighteen Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships provide one year of support for doctoratal candidates 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.
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