Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
Crayola and International Paper are offering more than $100 in Crayola supplies to a selected teacher or administrator each week through June 16, 2003, as part of the Kids' Power program, which features messages and brain teasers on the side panels of milk cartons to promote drinking milk. Entry is necessary only once; applicants remain in the drawing until the end of the contest. To enter by mail, write name, address, phone number, gender, date of birth, occupation, and e-mail address, if applicable, on a 3.5-by-5.5- inch card. Contact: Crayola Milk Program Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 431, Easton, PA 18044-0431; www.crayola.com/slurp
Virtual Ink Corp. is giving away one Mimio—a classroom tool that electronically saves white-board or flip-chart notes to a computer in color and in real time—every month. To be eligible, fax or electronically submit an explanation of how you would use the Mimio to improve your educational setting. Winners are selected on the criteria of originality and creativity. Contact: Virtual Ink Corp., 1360 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA 02135-1020; (877) 696-4646; fax (617) 254- 6616; www.mimio.com.
*March 8 RAINFOREST RESEARCH
Environmental Expeditions is offering a $1,000 scholarship for its July 7-16 AMAZON Rainforest Workshop. Teachers work alongside scientists specializing in ornithology, botany, marine biology, and entomology in one of the most biologically diverse environments in the world; visit local schools and families to see how indigenous cultures use the forest for medicine, food, and shelter; and integrate field study with slides and support materials as a catalyst for local environmental education projects at home. The full on-site cost of the workshop is $1,948. Academic credit is available through N.C. State University. Contact: Frances Gatz, Director, Environmental Expeditions, 9335 Fraser Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910; 800-669-6806; e-mail [email protected]; www.travel2learn.com.
*March 14 CABLE TELEVISION
C-SPAN, the cable television network that covers the U.S. Congress, seeks applicants for its Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program, also open to media specialists. 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. Contact: CSPAN Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program, C-SPAN in the Classroom, (800) 523-7586; email [email protected]; www.c- span.org/classroom/fellowship.asp.
*March 15 CURRICULUM
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 materials. Three educators each receive $1,000, plus a $500 gift certificate for Curriculum Associates materials. Contact: Grant Program Committee Chair, Curriculum Associates Inc., 153 Rangeway Rd., P.O. Box 2001, North Billerica, MA 01862-0901; (800) 225-0248; www.curriculumassociates.com.
*March 16 GEOGRAPHY
The National Geographic Society Education Foundation offers more than $100,000 in grants, each worth up to $5,000, to help teachers or a group of educators make a greater impact in their classroom, school, district, or community through innovative geography education activities. Projects in two categories are funded: promoting geographic knowledge through education and promoting stewardship of natural and cultural resources. Contact: Teacher Grants, National Geographic Society Education Foundation, 1145 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-4688; (202) 857-7000; www.nationalgeographic.com/e ducation.
*March 21 GEOGRAPHY
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. 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, ext. 106; e- mail [email protected]; www.ncss.org/awards/home.html.
The Metropolitan Opera Guild seeks applicants for Creating Original Opera, a weeklong summer training program that provides elementary and middle school teachers with information, tools, and experience to form a student production company. Participants are eligible for graduate and professional development credit. Schools are selected based on an application completed by the principal and two teachers. Selected schools, which are represented in the program by one music and one classroom teacher, receive a grant sponsored by the GE Fund and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to cover training, housing, supplies, tuition, and a curriculum notebook for each teacher. Participating schools pay for transportation and a $225 fee. The program is held at Princeton University, the Cincinnati Conservatory, and Columbus State University. Deadlines vary by region. Contact: Juliet Berman, School Programs Administrator, Metropolitan Opera Guild, Education at the Met, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023; (212) 769-7026; e-mail [email protected]; www.operaed.org.
*April 15 HUMANITIES
The National Endowment for the Humanities invites groups of teachers to apply for Humanities Focus Grants. Recipients spend 12 to 18 months considering humanities topics or mapping instructional directions for teaching the humanities. Proposals must identify a coherent sequence of topics to be explored and provide a detailed list of texts and materials to be considered. Projects must show a commitment from participating groups and individuals. Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000. Applications are subject to three general criteria for evaluation: intellectual quality, design quality, and potential for significant impact. Contact: Division of Education Programs, NEH, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Room 302, Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8380; e-mail [email protected]; www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html .
*April 18 LINGUISTICS
The Center for Applied Linguistics invites applications for the 2003 G. Richard Tucker Fellowship. From June 2003 through May 2004, including a four-week residency at CAL in Washington, D.C., the fellow will interact with senior staff members on one of CAL's existing research projects or on a suitable project suggested by the fellow. The fellowship pays a stipend plus travel expenses. Priority will be given to proposals that focus on all types of language education and testing, or on language issues related to minorities in the United States or Canada. Master's or doctoral degree candidates in any field concerned with the study of language are eligible. Minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must currently be enrolled in a degree program in the United States or Canada and must have completed the equivalent of at least one year of full- time graduate study. Contact: Grace S. Burkart, CAL, 4646 40th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 362-0700; e-mail [email protected].
*May 1 RURAL TEACHERS
The National Rural Education Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association announce the Mini-Grant program. Any K- 12 rural teacher whose school is served by a rural electric cooperative or whose students' homes are served by a rural electric cooperative is eligible. Ten grants of $300 are offered for classroom-based projects that feature student investigation of scientific energy or electricity. Projects must demonstrate student-teacher cooperation and coordination with local electrical cooperatives; they must also focus on student learning and adhere to other specified guidelines. Contact: Rural Teacher Mini-Grants, Dr. Bob Mooneyham, Executive Director, NREA Headquarters, University of Oklahoma, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, Norman, OK 73019; (405) 325-7959; e-mail [email protected]; www.nrea.net.
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