Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*January 7 LEADERSHIP
As part of its Leadership for a Changing World program, the Ford Foundation seeks nominations of community leaders across the country who are successfully tackling tough social problems. The awards recognize individuals or teams who have worked for at least four years in fields such as economic and community development, human rights, the arts and social action, education reform, religion and social change, media, and the environment. Twenty leaders receive $100,000 each over two years to advance their work, plus $30,000 for supporting activities. The program includes a multi-year research initiative and forums to bring awardees together with other leaders to share experiences, address specific challenges, and explore collaborative opportunities. Contact: Leadership for a Changing World, Advocacy Institute, 1629 K St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006-1629; (202) 777-7560; e-mail [email protected]; www.leadershipforchange.org.
*January 9 MATHEMATICS
K-12 mathematics teachers with three years’ classroom experience or more are encouraged to apply for Toyota’s Investment in Mathematics Excellence Grants, sponsored with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Thirty-five grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded to develop innovative math instruction. Projects should reflect an active approach to learning and may include after-school activities, innovative uses of technology, and partnerships with local business. Contact: Toyota TIME, NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191- 1502; (888) 573-8463; e-mail [email protected]; www.nctm.org/about/met.
*January 10 GENDER EQUITY
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation awards Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships, which provide opportunities for women working to improve girls’ learning, especially in math, science, and technology. Applicants must be full-time, K- 12 teachers in U.S. public schools; have at least three consecutive years of experience teaching math, science, or technology; and plan to continue teaching for three years after the fellowship. As many as eight awards of up to $10,000 each are available to advance gender equity. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Dept. 60, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 53343-4030; (319) 337- 1716, ext. 60; e-mail [email protected]; www.aauw.org.
*January 12 SCIENCE RESEARCH
The American Physiological Society encourages grades 6-12 science teachers to apply for its Frontiers in Physiology Fellowship. As many as 20 teachers work in the laboratory of a local APS researcher for seven to eight weeks. They receive up to $8,500 each, including travel expenses and a mini-grant for classroom materials. Fellows present their research at the annual APS meeting in Washington, D.C. Contact: Kathleen Kelly, K-12 Programs Coordinator, American Physiological Society, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991; (301) 634-7132; e-mail [email protected]; www.the- aps.org/education/frontiers.
*January 15 AVIATION
The National Air and Space Museum offers fellowships in aviation and space studies. The Guggenheim Fellowship awards $20,000 for pre-doctoral research and $30,000 for postdoctoral research for a three- to 12-month, in- residence fellowship to study aviation and space history. The A. Verville Fellowship awards $45,000 for a nine- to 12-month analysis of major trends, developments, and accomplishments in aviation or space studies. The Ramsey Fellowship in Naval Aviation History provides $45,000 for a one-year study of the history of aviation at sea and in naval service. Contact: Collette Williams, Fellowship Coordinator, Room 3313, MRC 312, P.O. Box 37012, NASM, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012; e-mail [email protected]; www.nasm.edu/nasm/ joinnasm/fellow/gvfellow.htm.
*January 15 GIFTED CHILDREN
The National Association for Gifted Children announces the Hollingworth Award Competition, designed to encourage education and psychology studies to benefit gifted and talented students. Educators, organizations, and institutions are eligible to submit proposals. The winner receives $2,000 to support research. Contact: Hollingworth Award Committee, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; www.nagc.org.
*January 15 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
The Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers various fellowships for teachers and administrators at independent schools. The Joseph Klingenstein Fellows Program is open to K-12 educators with five or more years’ experience at an independent school that has a nondiscriminatory admissions policy. Twelve full fellowships— including tuition, stipends, and housing allowances—are awarded. Participants study leadership and education development for one semester or one year. Teachers with two to five years’ experience are offered fellowships at the Klingenstein Summer Institute. This mid-June program pays for four graduate credits and room and board. Contact: Klingenstein Center, Box 125, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3156; fax (212) 678-3254; www.klingenstein.org.
*January 15 MATH AND SCIENCE
MathSoft Engineering and Education Inc., an education software developer, provides Digital Age Math and Science Teaching Grants to use its StudyWorks software and materials. Applicants submit proposals detailing how they would use StudyWorks in their grades 7-12 classrooms. Schools sponsoring winning teachers receive a lab grant for 25 copies of StudyWorks Mathematics or Science Deluxe and a stipend toward the cost of attending math, science, or technology conferences. Contact: MathSoft Engineering & Education Inc., StudyWorks Grant Program, 101 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02142; fax (617) 577-8829; e-mail [email protected]; www.studyworksonline.com.
*January 15 READING RESEARCH
The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships in the field of reading. The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship provides one $6,000 grant for research in beginning reading, readability, reading difficulty, stages of reading development, the relation of vocabulary to reading, and the diagnosis and teaching of adults with limited reading ability. The Teacher as Researcher Grants support the study of literacy and instruction with awards of up to $5,000, though priority is given to requests of $1,000 to $2,000. Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded to IRA members for proposed research addressing new and significant questions in literacy and reading. The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant provides one IRA member with up to $5,000 to disseminate research. The Helen M. Robinson Grant provides one $1,000 award to a doctoral student conducting research in reading and literacy; association members in the early stages of their studies may apply. Applications for all awards can be downloaded from the IRA Web site. Contact: Marcella Moore, Research and Policy Division, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 423; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail [email protected]; www.reading.org/awards.
*January 15 WILDLIFE
The National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats Program offers 50 Wild Seed Fund Grants of $250 to assist school communities in the development, maintenance, and continued educational use of habitat-based learning sites on school grounds. Grant recipients commit to certifying their school grounds as official Schoolyard Habitats sites within one year of receipt of award. Contact: Laura Wayne, Schoolyard Habitats Program Assistant Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190-5362; (800) 822-9919; e-mail [email protected]; www.nwf.org/schoolyardhabitats .
*January 16 SCIENCE
Toyota Motor Sales Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association offer a minimum of 70 Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for K-12 science teachers to implement innovative student projects in environmental or physical sciences or literacy and science. Fifty grants are worth up to $10,000 each; winners also receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2003 NSTA national convention in Philadelphia. A minimum of 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each are also awarded. Contact: NSTA/Toyota TAPESTRY, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsta.org/programs/tapestry.
*February 1 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
The Children’s Literature Association sponsors research fellowships and scholarships. Up to four fellowships of $250 to $1,000 are awarded for proposals of literary criticism or original scholarship that are intended for publication. Critical or original pieces exploring fantasy or science fiction for youngsters are considered for the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Scholarship. Beiter scholarships are awarded to graduate students for research support. Contact: Scholarship Committee, Children’s Literature Association, P.O. Box 138, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0138; (269) 965- 8180; fax (269) 965-3568; e-mail [email protected]; www.childlitassn.org.
*February 1 JAPANESE STUDIES
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan- U.S. Friendship Commission, provides grants designed to facilitate research, improve the quality of teaching about Japan, and integrate the study of Japan into major academic disciplines. Expenses covered by grants include research in the United States, travel to Japan, instructional materials, and organization of educational panels and seminars. Contact: NEAC 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/grants/grants .htm.
*February 1 SCIENCE
The Wright Center at Tufts University offers fellowships to full-time science teachers of grades 6- 12 who have five years’ experience or more and whose innovations in their school’s science curriculum have improved their students’ understanding of science. Fellows spend an academic year at the Tufts main campus in Medford, Mass., where they further develop their teaching styles and share ideas with colleagues. They receive a $45,000 stipend, up to $500 for books and supplies, and up to $2,000 for relocation costs. The number of fellows depends upon available funding. For more information, contact: Program Coordinator, Wright Center, Tufts University, 4 Colby St., Medford, MA 02155; (617) 627-5394; fax (617) 627-3995; e-mail [email protected]</ a>;www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center.
*February 3 FINE ARTS
The National Education Association awards fine arts grants to members, through local NEA affiliates, for programs created and implemented by teachers that promote learning among K-6 students at risk of school failure. Programs must address the arts (e.g., sculpture, photography, music, and folk arts). Ten grants of $2,000 will be awarded to arts specialists and teachers at public schools for expenses such as materials, equipment, transportation, and professional fees incurred during the award year. Contact: NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education, NEA Fine Arts Grants, 1201 16th St. N.W., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822- 7840; fax (202) 822- 7779; e-mail [email protected]; www.nfie.org/programs/finearts .htm.
*February 3 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
The United States-Eurasia States Awards for Excellence in Teaching allows as many as 36 teachers of grades 6 and up in all disciplines the chance to participate in a two-week exchange program with one of 10 republics of the former Soviet Union, including Russia and the Ukraine. Participants are selected based on innovation in teaching, interest in Eurasian teaching methodology, desire to share experiences and knowledge with Eurasian colleagues, and commitment to develop and sustain partnerships with Eurasian colleagues beyond the program period. The program is funded by the U.S. State Department, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the American Councils for International Education. Contact: Michelle Garren, TEA Program, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 833-7522; e-mail [email protected]; www.americancouncils.org.
*February 3 LIBRARY MEDIA
The American Association of School Librarians offers grants to library media specialists. The Frances Henne Award, cosponsored by the Greenwood Publishing Group, pays travel expenses for a school library media specialist to attend the 2003 American Library Association conference in Toronto or the 2003 AASL conference in Kansas City. Applicants for the $1,250 award must have five or fewer years’ experience, be members of the AASL division of the ALA, and have never attended an ALA annual conference or AASL national conference. The National School Library Media Program of the Year Award, funded by Follett Library Resources, recognizes large and small school districts as well as a single school with $10,000 in each of three categories for exemplary school library media programs that are fully integrated into the school’s curriculum. The AASL/Highsmith Research Grant, backed by the Highsmith Co., supports research on the impact of school library media programs on education. School library media specialists, library educators, and professors of education or library information science are eligible for up to $2,500; research teams may earn up to $5,000. Contact: AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545- 2433, ext. 4383; e- mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/aasl/awards.html.
*February 3 SPECIAL EDUCATION
The Shaklee Institute for Improving Special Education announces its Shaklee Teacher Award, which annually recognizes up to 10 outstanding educators of children with disabilities. Selection is based on specific student outcomes and related contributions. Winners receive $1,000 each and participate in the Shaklee Summer Session, a four-day, expenses-paid, small- group workshop conducted by scholars of the Shaklee Institute. For more information, contact: Kim Soule, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (800) 835-1043; e-mail [email protected]; www.shakleeinstitute.org.
*February 25 DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program offers 10- to 11- month staff positions at various federal agencies or congressional offices in Washington, D.C., including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, and NASA. 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 instruction; innovation; professional growth and leadership; communication skills; and knowledge of national, state, and local policies affecting education. Eligible teachers must be U.S. citizens, have at least five years’ teaching experience, and be employed as full-time public or private school teachers in science, mathematics, or technology. Applicants must provide three recommendations, including one from a school district official. Online applications are due by Feb. 1. Contact: Todd Clark, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science Education, (202) 586-7174; e-mail [email protected]; www.scied.scie nce.doe.gov/scied/Einstein/about.htm.
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