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

The Edward E. Ford Foundation annually awards grants to National Association of Independent Schools-member secondary schools in the United States and to NAIS- member state and regional associations. For more information, contact: Walter Burgin, Executive Director, Edward E. Ford Foundation, 1912 Sunderland Pl. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1608; (202) 955-1028; fax (202) 955-8097; e-mail;

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks applicants for the annual Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, designed to immerse participants in advanced historical and pedagogical issues relating to the Holocaust. Secondary history, social studies, English, and foreign language teachers are eligible, as are librarians and media specialists. Candidates must have taught the Holocaust for at least five years in the United States and be active in community and professional organizations. Twenty-five fellows are selected for the expenses- paid, five-day program in August at the museum in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Dan Napolitano, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Educational Division, Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. S.W., Washington, DC 20024-2126; (202) 314-7853; fax (202) 314-7888; e-mail;

The Korea Society awards up to 19 fellowships for American educators to travel to Korea from June 24 to July 12. Fellows study the country’s history, economics, language, and other topics. K-12 social studies and language arts teachers may apply; administrators and social studies specialists with at least three years’ experience are also eligible. 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;

February 20 NASA
The National Science Teachers Association seeks K-12 educators of science, mathematics, technology, or geography to participate in two-week workshops at one of NASA’s centers. Twelve participants observe state-of-the- art research and development, create interdisciplinary and team-teaching strategies, share teaching experiences and ideas, and learn new ways to implement national standards. NASA provides travel, housing, and meals for participants; graduate credit is also available. Certified teachers who are U.S. citizens and have at least three years of experience may apply. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 312-9391; e-mail;

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program offers teachers staff positions at various federal agencies or congressional offices in Washington, D.C.—including the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health—for up to one year. Einstein fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,000 as well as travel and moving expenses. Applicants are judged on excellence in math, science, and technology; innovation; professional growth and leadership; communication skills; and 
knowledge of national, state, and local policies that affect education. Eligible teachers must be U.S. citizens, have a minimum of five years’ teaching experience, and be employed as full-time public or private school teachers of science, mathematics, or technology. Applicants must provide three recommendations, including one from a school district official. For more information, contact: Peter Faletra, (202) 586-6549; e-mail ;

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study of the U.S. Constitution. Outstanding high school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies are eligible, as are college seniors and graduate students planning teaching careers in those subjects. The foundation selects one fellow from each state to receive up to $24,000 to help pay for graduate study leading to a master’s degree in history, political science, or education. Both full- and part-time fellowships are available. For more information, contact: James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928;

The Earthwatch Teacher Fellowship offers educators opportunities to participate in two-week summer expeditions throughout the world. The program is sponsored by more than 40 foundations and corporations and administered by Earthwatch, a nonprofit group supporting scientific field research worldwide. Volunteers work side by side with expedition researchers and live in the field. Research is multidisciplinary, from archaeology to marine biology, so full-time K-12 teachers of all subjects are eligible. Counselors and administrators also may apply. Most fellowships cover field expenses and travel costs. For more information, contact: Education Awards Office, Earthwatch Institute, Clock Tower Pl., P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754-0075; (800) 776-0188, ext. 116; e-mail;

The National Endowment for the Humanities sponsors 17 summer seminars and 11 institutes in cities across the country and abroad for full-time K-12 teachers of all disciplines. Seminar participants learn from scholars on such subjects as the Vietnam War, Greek values, and Irish immigrants. These topics need not relate directly to teachers’ curricula or backgrounds. The institutes, led by a team of core faculty and visiting scholars, are designed to develop improved teaching materials on humanities issues such as the Arab world and the West, Shakespeare, and cultural diversity in the American South. Selected participants are awarded stipends ranging from $2,800 to $3,700, depending on the length of their programs, to cover travel, books, and other research and living expenses. For more information, contact: NEH Division of Education, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8463; e- mail;

The Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, offers financial assistance to those planning a career in children’s library service. Three $6,000 Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarships and two $6,000 Frederic G. Melcher Scholarships are awarded. Applicants must have been accepted to, but not yet begun, a master’s or other advanced-degree program in library science. They must work in the field for at least one year after graduation and join the ALA and the ALSC. Only online applications are accepted. For more information, contact: Office for Human Resources Development, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (312) 280-4281; e-mail;

Inspiration Software Inc. announces its fourth Inspired Teacher Scholarship for Visual Learning contest. Twenty K-12 teachers who promote visual learning and the meaningful use of technology in the classroom are awarded $500 each in support of ongoing professional development in educational technology. For more information, contact: Inspiration Software Inc., 7412 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97225-2167; fax (503) 297-4676; e-mail;

C-SPAN, the cable television network that covers U.S. Congress, seeks applicants for its Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program. Three fellows 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. Fellows each receive a $3,500 stipend, $2,000 to cover housing expenses, and $500 toward purchases at the archives. Round-trip airfare and other travel expenses also are included. For more information, contact: C-SPAN Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program, C-SPAN in the Classroom, (800) 523-7586; e-mail; www.c-

Curriculum Associates, a publisher of educational materials, announces a number of grants for outstanding K-8 teachers. Grants are awarded for proposals that effectively make use of teaching tools such as technology and print. Three educators each receive $1,000 plus a $500 gift certificate for Curriculum Associates materials. For more information, contact: Grant Program Committee Chair, Curriculum Associates Inc., 153 Rangeway Rd., P.O. Box 2001, North Billerica, MA 01862-0901; (800) 225-0248;

The First Amendment Schools Project, cosponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the First Amendment Center, awards 10 grants of $12,000 each to public and independent elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States. FAS grants are used to transform the ways schools teach students the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and to increase public understanding of First Amendment principles. Any K-12 public or private school may apply. Contact: Mike Wildasin, ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 575-5475; e-mail;

The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education announces its Innovation Grant program to promote educational endeavors leading to student achievement of high standards. The foundation annually awards up to 200 grants of $2,000 each to teams of two or more educators. Preference is given to applicants who serve economically disadvantaged or underserved students, as well as to members of the NEA. Grants may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, and professional fees. For more information, contact: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202) 822-7840;

The National Geographic Society Education Foundation offers grants totaling $100,000, each worth up to $5,000, to support innovative geography-education activities. Proposals are judged on how well the projects support the implementation of national and state geography standards, involve teachers and students in hands-on work and field experiences, stimulate community awareness and participation, and encourage teachers’ content competency. Contact: Teacher Grants, National Geographic Society Education Foundation, 1145 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-4688; (202) 857-7000;

The National Council for the Social Studies and the George F. Cram Company Inc. offer the Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy. Individuals and groups working in school districts, public institutions, or universities may submit a proposal for a program aimed at integrating the study of geography into social studies curricula. The winning individual or team receives $2,500, a commemorative gift, and national recognition. For more information, contact: Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy, National Council for the Social Studies, 8555 16th St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588- 1800; e-mail;

Sarah Wassner

Vol. 13, Issue 5, Page 46

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