Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships
available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new
*November 15 GIRLS SPORTS
The Women’s Sports Foundation and Procter & Gamble offer more than 50 $1,000 Grants for Girls to middle and high school and community sports programs for girls ages 9 to 18. Contact: Grants for Girls Sports Program, Women’s Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554; (800) 227- 3988; e-mail [email protected]; www.womenssportsfoundation.org .
*November 16 BUSINESS
The Wall Street Journal and the Employment Management Association Foundation, which funds projects to enhance workforce quality, sponsor the EMAF School-Business Partnership Awards. This program encourages elementary and secondary schools to collaborate with businesses on employment issues such as workforce preparedness. It awards $5,000 each to as many as five school- business partnerships linking curriculum to the workplace. For more information, contact: Wanda Flowers, Employment Management Association Foundation, 1800 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3499; (703) 535- 6078; fax (703) 739-0399; e-mail [email protected]; www.shrm.org/emaf.
*November 21 RESEARCH
The National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships promote scholarship related to improving education. Applicants must have received a Ph.D., Ed.D., or equivalent research degree between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2002. As many as 30 fellows are selected. Full-time fellows receive $50,000 for one year; part-time fellows receive $25,000 annually for two years. Applications are on the NAE Web site. Contact: NAE, New York University, School of Education, 726 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003-9580; (212) 998-9035; e-mail [email protected]; www.nae.nyu.edu.
*December 1 LIBRARY SERVICES
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, offers a number of grants to its members. Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants, awarded to two librarians who work with young adults in either a public or school library, provide $1,000 to attend the ALA annual conference. Applicants must have at least one and fewer than 10 years of experience working with teenagers and have never attended the conference. Two $1,000 Book Wholesalers Inc./YALSA Collection Development Grants are available to members working with students ages 12 through 18 in a public library. The Frances Henne/YALSA/ Voice of Youth Advocates Research Grant provides $500 in seed money for small-scale projects that promote research relating to library services for young adults. Complete information can be found on the Web site. Contact: YALSA Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/yalsa.
*December 5 MATHEMATICS
The National Council of Teachers
of Mathematics’ Mathematics Education Trust funds special projects that enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Applications are available for a variety of grants,
including for elementary school
inservice training, implementing NCTM standards, classroom-based research, future teachers, and teachers at various grade levels. Prizes range from $1,000 to $10,000; application requirements and judging criteria vary per grant. Contact: NCTM’s MET, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-9988; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e-mail [email protected]; www.nctm.org/about/met.
*December 10 JAPAN STUDIES
The Institute of International Education announces the Fulbright
Memorial Fund Teacher Program 2003, which aims to increase understanding between Japan and the United States by exposing American teachers and administrators to the education system and culture of Japan. Funded by the Japanese government, the program sends 600 1st to 12th grade teachers and administrators to Japan for three weeks of study. Contact: Institute of International Education, 1400 K St. N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005-2403; (888) 527-2636; e-mail [email protected]; www.iie.org/pgms/fmf.
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