Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
*February 1. Children’s Literature.
The Children’s Literature Association sponsors the Children’s Literature Association Research Fellowships and Scholarships for ChLA members. As many as four fellowships of between $250 and $1,000 are awarded for proposals of literary criticism or original scholarship that will eventually be published. Those interested in exploring fantasy or science fiction for youngsters are eligible for the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded varies depending on the number of applicants. Contact: Donna White, English Dept., Clemson University, 801 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634-1503; (616) 965-8180.
February 1. Field Research.
The Earthwatch Teacher Fellowship offers educators opportunities to participate in two-week expeditions throughout the world during the summer of 1998. The program is sponsored by more than 40 corporations and administered by Earthwatch, a nonprofit group supporting scientific field research worldwide. Educators work side-by-side with researchers on expeditions; field research is multidisciplinary, so full-time teachers of any subject are eligible. Counselors and administrators may also apply. Each fellow is eligible for funding covering part or all of the expedition. For more information, contact: Matt Craig, Education Awards Manager, Earthwatch, 680 Mt. Auburn St., Box 9104, Watertown, MA 02272; (617) 926-8200, ext. 118; e-mail email@example.com; www.earthwatch.org.
February 1. Laboratory Fellowship.
Fermilab announces its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Teacher Fellowship. The fellow works at the Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., for up to 12 months and researches particle physics and develops curriculum material. Graduate credit of up to nine semester hours is available, and the fellow receives a $550 stipend each week. Candidates must be full-time teachers of science or technology in grades 7-12 and must return to teaching for at least two years after the fellowship. For an application, contact: Fermilab Teacher Fellowship, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MS 122, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-0500. For more information, contact Kevin McFarland at (630) 840-3266.
February 1. Science Fellowship.
The Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University sponsors the Wright Fellowship for middle and high school science teachers. During the yearlong program, fellows pursue research projects related to their fields as scholars-in-residence at Tufts. The fellowship pays a $35,000 salary, plus benefits and a moving stipend. Six teachers are usually selected as fellows; applicants should have at least five years’ teaching experience. Contact: Ronnee Yashon, Educational Coordinator, Wright Center for Science Education, Tufts University, 4 Colby St., Medford, MA 02155; (617) 628-5000, ext. 5394; fax (617) 627-3995; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/index.html.
February 2. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Council for Basic Education announce the Humanities Scholars Program. Seventeen teams of four K-12 classroom teachers are selected for yearlong fellowships; teams work with a scholar of national reputation whom they have chosen. The four teachers receive $1,400 each, the scholar, $1,500. Three of the four teachers must teach at least half their course load in the humanities. For more eligibility guidelines and information, contact: Susannah Patton or Elsa Little, Council for Basic Education, 1319 F St. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004-1152; (202) 347-4171; fax (202) 347-5047; e-mail email@example.com; www.c-b-e.org.
February 2. Library Research.
The American Association of School Librarians and the Highsmith Co. sponsor the 1998 AASL/Highsmith Research Grant. This grant supports model research on the impact of school library media programs on education. School library media specialists, library educators, and professors of library-information science or education are eligible for up to $2,500; if two or more researchers work jointly, as much as $5,000 may be awarded. Contact the American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2794; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; e-mail AASL@ala.org; www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
February 2. Library Scholarship.
The American Association of School Librarians and Information Plus offer the Information Plus Continuing Education Scholarship to a school library media specialist, supervisor, or educator. The $500 grant pays for an AASL member to attend an American Library Association or AASL regional workshop or a workshop run in conjunction with either group’s annual conference. Applicants must be members of the AASL division of ALA and full-time school library media specialists or faculty members in a program educating school library media specialists. For more information, contact: Information Plus Scholarship, AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
*February 13. Korean Studies.
The Korea Society announces fellowships for study in Korea. As many as 19 American educators spend nearly three weeks in Korea during the summer studying Korean history, economics, language, and other topics. K-12 social studies and language arts educators are eligible; administrators, supervisors, mentors, and social studies and language arts specialists with at least three years’ experience are also eligible. For more information, contact: Yong Jin Choi, Director, Korean Studies Program, Korea Society, 950 Third Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525; fax (212) 759-7530; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.koreasociety.org.
February 22. Science Convention.
The Lab Products Association, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, seeks applicants for its Lab Products Association Awards. Three secondary school teachers win an expenses-paid trip to the NSTA convention in Las Vegas. To enter, teachers submit a letter explaining why they want to attend the convention and why they need funding for the trip. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 312-9201.
February 27. Cable Television.
C-SPAN seeks applicants for its High School Teacher Fellowship Program. The selected fellow will work at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., for four weeks next summer to develop high school print and video materials for the cable-television network. The fellow receives a $3,000 stipend, $2,000 for living expenses, $500 in coupons for C-SPAN videos, and round-trip airfare. For more information and eligibility requirements, contact: 1998 C-SPAN High School Teacher Fellowship Program, C-SPAN, c/o Education and Marketing Services, 400 North Capitol St. N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 523-7586.
*February 28. College Scholarships.
The Horace Mann Companies, an Illinois-based firm that sells insurance and retirement annuities to educators, seeks entries for the Horace Mann Scholarship Program. Eligible are high school seniors who are children or legal dependents of employees of public schools or colleges; applicants must carry a B average and have scored at least 23 on the ACT or 1,100 on the SAT. One $20,000 scholarship, five $4,000 scholarships, and 10 $1,000 scholarships are available. For more information, contact a Horace Mann representative in your area or the Horace Mann Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 20490, Springfield, IL 62708; www.horacemann.com.
*February 28. Japan.
The United States-Japan Foundation offers grants for the improvement and enhancement of U.S. K-12 instruction on Japan through teacher training, professional development, intensive study tours in Japan, and curriculum design. The foundation will consider 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; pedagogical training on the incorporation of international issues into the curriculum; and multimedia teaching tools, including on-line technology. Grants last for one year but may be renewed by the foundation. The foundation also supports the improvement of Japanese-language instruction through teacher training and curriculum development. Another round of grants is awarded following an August deadline. For more information, contact: the United States-Japan Foundation, 145 East 32nd St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016; (212) 481-8757; fax (212) 481-8762; e-mail email@example.com
*March 1. American History.
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study on the U.S. Constitution. Outstanding secondary 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. The foundation selects one fellow from each state to receive 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. For more information, contact: James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; e-mail Recogprog@act.org.
*March 2. Rain Forest Workshop.
Rainforest Workshops for Educators and Naturalists is a program that aims to engage teachers and school administrators in research with biodiversity experts, ornithologists, canopy researchers, marine biologists, geographers, and environmental leaders. K-12 educators can enter a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship to attend one of the summer workshops in Belize, Costa Rica, or along the Amazon. The workshops are co-sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association. For more information, contact: Rainforest Workshops, 801 Devon Pl., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 669-6806; members.aol.com/EdWorkshop.
January 16. Teacher of the Year.
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, GLENCOE/McGraw-Hill publishers, and the Teacher of the Year Award Endowment Fund sponsor the Teacher of the Year Award. Candidates must be full-time K-12 teachers of family and consumer sciences. The recipient of the national award receives $1,000, plus up to $500 to cover transportation costs to the AAFCS annual meeting in Atlanta in June. For more information, contact: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2752; (703) 706-4600.
February 1. Biology.
Prentice Hall, in conjunction with the National Association of Biology Teachers, invites biology teachers of grades 7-12 to apply for its Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Candidates must have at least three years’ experience teaching in public or private schools. Teachers can nominate themselves or their colleagues. For more information, contact: Sherry Grimm, Awards Manager, National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202; (703) 471-1134.
February 2. Library Administration.
The American Association of School Librarians and SIRS Inc. offer the $2,000 Distinguished School Administrator’s Award to a school administrator who has developed an exemplary school library media program and improved the library media center as an educational facility. Candidates must be nominated by AASL members. For more information, contact: AASL/SIRS Distinguished School Administrator’s Award, American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; e-mail AASL@ala.org; www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
February 2. Library Media.
The American Association of School Librarians and the R.R. Bowker Co. offer the Frances Henne Award to pay travel expenses for a school library media specialist to attend the 1998 American Library Association conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants must have between one and five years’ experience and be members of the AASL division of the ALA; they must also have never attended an ALA annual conference or an AASL national conference. For more information, contact: Frances Henne Award, American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
February 2. Science.
The Chemical Manufacturers Association offers the Catalyst Award to recognize outstanding science teachers. Elementary school science teachers and secondary school chemistry teachers are eligible to receive $2,500; teachers with 10 years’ experience are eligible to receive $5,000. For more information, contact: Hope Bonito, Chemical Manufacturers Association, 1300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 741-5826; fax (703) 741-6094.
*March 1. Arts Education.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Theater sponsor the $1,000 Reston Prize. Applicants submit an in-depth policy analysis of 3,000-3,500 words describing the relationship between K-12 arts education and higher education; papers must not have been published previously. The winner’s paper will be published in the November/December issue of Arts Education Policy Review. Contact: Arts Education Policy Review Competitions, Reston Prize, Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1802; (202) 296-6267; fax (202) 296-5149.
*March 1. Young Writers’ Award.
The Arts Education Policy Review invites authors under the age of 35 to apply for the Young Writers’ Award, sponsored by Heldref Publications. Manuscript entries must be 3,000-3,500 words and address K-12 arts education policy; they must not have been published previously. The winner receives a $500 prize and will be published in the September/October issue of the Review. Contact: Arts Education Policy Review Competitions, Young Writers’ Award, Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1802, (202) 296-6267; fax (202) 296-5149.
*March 15. Biology.
The National Association of Biology Teachers offers the Outstanding New Biology Teacher Achievement Award, sponsored by Edvotek Inc., a manufacturer of molecular biology products. Biology and life-science teachers of grades 7-12 who have no more than three years’ teaching experience are eligible. Candidates must have designed an innovative program or technique. The winner receives a one-year NABT membership and $750 for travel expenses to the annual NABT convention as well as biological supplies and equipment. Teachers can nominate themselves or colleagues. For more information, contact: Sherry Grimm, Awards Manager, National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202; (703) 471-1134.
*March 15. Middle School Biology.
The National Association of Biology Teachers invites teachers of grades 5-8 to apply for its Middle School Teaching Award. Sponsored by Apple Computer Inc., the award recognizes teachers of interdisciplinary science courses who have done an innovative life-science activity or unit. Candidates are judged on their teaching ability, community and school involvement, initiative, and relationships with students. The winner receives a Power Macintosh computer, recognition at the NABT convention, and a one-year NABT membership. For more information, contact: Sherry Grimm, Awards Manager, National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202; (703) 471-1134.