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Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.

*May 25 MATERIALS SCIENCE
The ASM Materials Education Foundation awards 10 grants of $500 each to K-12 teachers. Applicants submit two-page proposals describing curriculum-based, hands-on projects that enhance students’ awareness of the materials around them and involve observation, communication, and math and science skills. Contact: Jeane Deatherage, ASM International Foundation, 9639 Kinsman Rd., Materials Park, OH 44073-0002; (800) 336-5152, ext. 5533; e-mail jeane.deatherage@asminternational.org, www.asminternational.org.

*June 15 LOW-INCOME SCHOOLS
 Nike’s Jordan brand sponsors the Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program, which recognizes public school teachers or paraprofessionals working to inspire 1st through 12th graders at public schools where at least 50 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Thus far, $6 million has been awarded. A committee of teachers chooses winners based on the uniqueness of projects or lesson plans submitted by applicants. Each year, up to 400 grants of $2,500 each are available for materials, supplies, equipment, and transportation costs related to the project. Applications are available at www.nikebiz.com/jordan.

For more information, contact: Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program, Scholarship America, 1 Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082; (507) 931-1682; e-mail jordanfundamentals@scholarshipamerica.org; www.nikebiz.com/community.

*July 15 JAPAN
The United States-Japan Foundation offers grants to improve U.S. K-12 instruction about Japan through professional development, intensive study tours, and curriculum design. The foundation funds new or existing programs that include some of the following components: leadership development, information on U.S.-Japan relations and contemporary issues in both countries, training on using international issues in the classroom, and multimedia teaching tools. Grants are for one year but may be renewed by the foundation, which also supports the improvement of Japanese language instruction through teacher training and curriculum development. Letters of inquiry must be received by July 15; complete proposals are due August 31. Contact: David Janes, Program Officer, Precollege Education Programs, United States-Japan Foundation, 145 E. 32nd St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016; (212) 481-8757; fax (212) 481-8762; e-mail djanes@us-jf.org; www.us-jf.org.

*August 1 METEOROLOGY
The National Weather Association annually awards five or more Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants of $500 each to improve the quality of meteorology education. K-12 teachers may apply for the grants to attend a course or professional conference, or to purchase resources to enhance their students’ study of weather. Application forms are available on the Web site. Winners are announced annually in late October. Contact: Kevin Lavin, Executive Director, National Weather Association, 1697 Capri Way, Charlottesville, VA 22911; (434) 296-9966; e-mail natweaasoc@aol.com;www.nwas.org/solhirsch.html.

*October 1 MUSIC The GRAMMY
 Foundation Grants Program administers grants annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations, as well as research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Recipients are determined based on criteria such as merit, uniqueness of project, and the ability to accomplish intended goals. A list of previous grant recipients is available on the Web site. The application deadline for the 2007 cycle is Oct. 1, 2006. Applications are available on the Web site after May 1, 2006. For more information, contact: Kristin Murphy, 3402 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405; (310) 392-3777; e-mail kristinm@grammy.com; http://www.grammyfoundation.com.

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