Following are application deadlines for awards, honors, and contests available to teachers. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*November 1 IMPROVING EDUCATION
The University of Louisville seeks applications for the Grawemeyer Award in Education. Created to support ideas for improving education, the $200,000 prize is paid in five annual installments of $40,000. Applicants must be nominated by colleagues and may submit books, technology projects, program initiatives, or other proposals. Contact: Stephanie Hilpp, University of Louisville, Grawemeyer Award in Education, College of Education and Human Development, Louisville, KY 40292- 0001; (502) 852-6471; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.louisville.edu/ur/onpi/ grawemeyer.
*November 12 ACTIVISM
The Gleitsman Foundation recognizes teachers who have worked to improve K-12 public education. Honorees selected to receive the 2004 Citizen Activist Award will share $100,000 and will each receive a sculpture designed by Maya Lin, creator of the Vietnam War Memorial, at a ceremony in the spring at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Nomination materials are available on the Web site. Contact: The Gleitsman Foundation, P.O. Box 6888, Malibu, CA 90264; www.gleitsman.org/citiz en/nomination.html.