Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*January 6 LEADERSHIP
As part of its Leadership for a Changing World program, the Ford Foundation, in partnership with the Advocacy Institute and the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, seeks nominations of community leaders across the country who have successfully tackled tough social problems for at least four years. Seventeen leaders receive $100,000 each over two years to advance their work, plus $15,000 for supporting activities. The program includes a multiyear research initiative and forums 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 SCIENCE RESEARCH
The American Physiological Society encourages grades 6-12 science teachers to apply for its Frontiers in Physiology Fellowship. For seven to eight weeks during the summer, teachers work in the laboratory of a local APS researcher. They receive up to $8,500 each, including travel expenses and a mini-grant for classroom materials. Fellows also present their research at the annual APS meeting in Washington, D.C. Contact: Kathleen Kelly, K-12 Programs Coordinator, APS, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991; (301) 634- 7132; e-mail [email protected]; www.the- aps.org/education/frontiers/app.html.
*January 10 EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
Inspiration Software Inc. announces its sixth annual Inspired Teacher Scholarship for Visual Learning. Thirty K-12 educators 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., Suite 102, Portland, OR 97225-2167; fax (503) 297-4676; e-mail [email protected]; www.inspiration.com/scholarship .
*January 15 AVIATION
The National Air and Space Museum offers fellowships in aviation, space history, aviation at sea, and naval service, including the Guggenheim ($20,000 for pre-doctoral research and $30,000 for postdoctoral research in a three- to 12-month in-residence fellowship) and A. Verville ($45,000 for nine- to 12- month in-residence study) fellowships; and the Ramsey Fellowship in U.S. Naval Flight History ($45,000 for 12-month in-residence study). Contact: Collette Williams, Fellowship Coordinator, Room 3313, MRC 312, P.O. Box 37012, NASM, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012; (202) 633-2648; 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 the Joseph Klingenstein Fellows Program to K-12 educators with five or more years' experience at an independent school that has a nondiscriminatory admissions policy. Up to 12 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, which 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 READING RESEARCH
The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships for study of beginning reading, reading difficulties, literacy and instruction, and adult readers, among other subjects. These include the $6,000 Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship; Teacher as Researcher grants of up to $5,000; Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each, awarded to IRA members for proposed research addressing new and significant questions; the $5,000 Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant, for an IRA member to disseminate research; and the $1,000 Helen M. Robinson Grant, for a doctoral student or association member in the early stages of study. Applications for all awards can be downloaded from the IRA Web site. Contact: Marcella Moore, Research and Policy Division, IRA, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 423; fax (302) 731-1057; [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 2004 NSTA national convention in Atlanta. At least 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each are also awarded. Contact: NSTA/Toyota TAPESTRY, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; [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 $500 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 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, the National Institutes of Health, and NASA. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,250 plus 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. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have at least five years' teaching experience, and be employed full-time in science, mathematics, or technology at a public or private school. Applications are submitted online, and applicants must provide three recommendations, including one from a school district official. 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.
*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 2 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 grades 6-12 students at risk of school failure. Programs must address the arts. Ten grants of $2,000 will be awarded to arts specialists andteachers at public schools for expenses such as materials, equipment, transportation, and professional fees incurred during the award year. Contact: The 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 Awards for Excellence in Teaching allow 36 grades 6-12 teachers in social studies, language arts, and the humanities to participate in a two-week exchange program with one of nine Eurasian countries. 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 schools beyond the program period. The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. Contact: Marilee Muchow, ACIE, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 833-7522; e-mail [email protected]; www.americancouncils.org.
*Febr uary 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. Contact:Evelyn Short, 8700 E. 29th St. N.,Wichita, KS 67226; (800) 835-1043;e-mail [email protected]; www.heartspring.org.
*February 12 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 museum 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;e-mail [email protected]; www.ushmm.org.
*February 20 KOREAN STUDIES
The Korea Society awards up to 22 fellowships for American educators to travel to Korea from June 22 to July 9. 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, The 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.
*March 1 FIELD RESEARCH
The Earthwatch Education Fellowship Program offers educators opportunities to participate in one- to three-week summer expeditions throughout the world. Earthwatch Institute has supported field research worldwide for more than 30 years. Volunteers work alongside professional scientists, develop skills in science, and experience hands-on learning. 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: Educator Program Coordinator, 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.
*March 1 HUMANITIES
The National Endowment for the Humanities sponsors 16 summer seminars and 15 institutes in the United States and abroad for full-time K-12 teachers. Seminars and institutes engage teachers in the study of humanities topics such as the Great Plains, the Industrial Revolution, Spanish art and theater, Shakespeare, American history through song, and philosophy in children's literature. 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 careers 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, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (312) 280-4281; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/work/awards/sch olars.html.
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