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

*October 15 HUMANITIES
The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks grant proposals for the Exemplary Education Project, which disseminates information about outstanding humanities programs, furthers the development of new classroom materials, and supports the design of model courses and curricula. Groups of teachers and humanities scholars are eligible to receive one of several grants of as much as $250,000 for up to three years. For more information, contact: Exemplary Education Projects, Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Room 302, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8380; e-mail;

*October 15 LIBRARIES
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 receives $4,000 to enact it. For more information, contact: Public Information Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4020; e-mail;

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 those in 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. 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;

*October 25 ASTRONOMY
The Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy and Space Science grants program is accepting proposals for startup innovative education or public outreach programs that feature collaborations between astronomers/space scientists and education/informal science professionals. Several proposals may be given funding each year, and requests can be for up to $50,000. For more information, contact: Space Telescope Science Institute, Office of Public Outreach, IDEAS Grant Program, 3700 San Martin Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218-2410; (410) 338-4968; e-mail;

The New Leaders Academy, a one-year professional leadership and management-training program sponsored by the National Youth Employment Coalition, seeks applicants for its class of 2003. Candidates should be youth-employment or youth-development professionals who have demonstrated a commitment to young people, have at least five years of experience working with youths ages 14 to 25, and be expected to advance in their organization. Applicants go through a competitive process for admission to a class of up to 30 individuals. Participants complete two weeklong training sessions, as well as group projects and individual work throughout the year. For more information, contact: Mindy Larson, Program Associate, NYEC, New Leaders Academy, 1836 Jefferson Pl. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 659-1064; e-mail;

—Leah Kerkman

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