Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*February 15 KOREAN STUDIES
The Korea Society awards up to 21 fellowships for American educators to travel to Korea from late June to mid- July. 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 [email protected]; www.koreasociety.org.
*February 17 HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
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. Teachers of secondary history, social studies, English, and foreign languages are eligible, as are librarians and media specialists. Candidates must have taught about the Holocaust for at least five years in the United States and be active in community and professional organizations. Fifteen fellows attend an expenses-paid, five-day program in August at the mu-seum in Washington, D.C. Contact: Dan Napolitano, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Educational Division, Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024- 2126; (202) 314-7853; fax (202) 314-7888; email [email protected]; www.ushmm.org.
*March 1 AMERICAN HISTORY
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study of the U.S. Constitution. 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. One fellow from each state receives 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. Contact: James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; www.jamesmadison.com.
*March 1 EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
Inspiration Software Inc. announces its fifth Inspired Teacher Scholarship for Visual Learning contest. Thirty K12 teachers who promote visual learning and the meaningful use of technology in the classroom are awarded $750 each for ongoing professional development in educational technology. Contact: Inspiration Software Inc., 7412 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97225-2167; fax (503) 297-4676; e- mail [email protected]; www.inspiration.com.
*March 1 FIELD RESEARCH
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 alongside professional field researchers and join a team of diverse volunteers. Research is multidisciplinary, from archaeology to marine biology, so full-time K-12 teachers of all subjects are eligible. Outstanding applicants receive full fellowships that cover all field expenses and some travel costs. Partial awards are also granted. Contact: Education Awards Office, Earthwatch Institute, 3 Clock Tower Place, P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754-0075; (800) 776-0188, ext. 118; e-mail [email protected] ; www.earthwatch.org/ed/fell owships/html.
*March 1 HUMANITIES
The National Endowment for the Humanities sponsors 14 summer seminars and 11 institutes throughout the world for full-time K12 teachers of all disciplines. Seminar participants learn about subjects such as the Lewis and Clark expedition, Arabic novels, and the poetry of W.B. Yeats, which need not relate directly to teachers’ curricula or backgrounds. The institutes, led by a team of core faculty and visiting scholars, are designed to present current scholarship and often help participants develop improved teaching materials on humanities issues such as the Holocaust, Shakespeare, and Mexican literature and culture. Participants receive stipends ranging from $2,800 to $3,700 to help cover travel, books, and other research and living expenses. Contact: NEH Division of Education, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8463; e- mail [email protected]; www.neh.gov/projects/si- school.html.
*March 1 LIBRARY SCIENCE
The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, offers financial assistance to those planning a career in children’s library service. Four $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. Applications must be submitted online. Contact: Office for Human Resources Development, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611- 2795; (312) 280-4281; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/work/awards/sch olars.html.
*March 3 NASA
The NASA Explorer Academies seek teams of K-12 science, mathematics, technology, or geography educators to participate in a one-week workshop at one of NASA’s 10 field centers. 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, meals, and stipends for participants; graduate credit is also available. Certified teachers who are U.S. citizens with three years’ experience may apply. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201- 3000; (703) 312-9391; e-mail [email protected]; www.education.nasa.gov/new.
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