September 13, 2000 9 min read

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Oct. 2—Science and technology: Submissions are due for the second annual Siemens Westinghouse Science and Technology Competition. Six regional competitions will be held in November, in which one individual and one team in each region will be awarded $3,000 scholarships; all regional runners-up will be awarded $1,000 scholarships. In December, a national competition will be held in which five individual and five team runners-up will be awarded $20,000 scholarships. The national team and individual winners will receive a $100,000 scholarship. All team will divide the prize money equally. Contact: The Siemens Foundation, 186 Wood Ave. South, Iselin, NJ 08830; Web site: www.siemens-


*Oct. 1—Art: Applications are due for the grants programs sponsored by the National ArtEducation Association. The Teacher Incentive Program awards up to $1,000 for proposals to promote art teaching. The Mary McMullan Fund awards up to $1,000 for development of curriculum models and pilot projects to promote arts education. The NAEA Research Fund awards up to $5,000 for proposed research in art education. The Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Fund awards up to $1,000 for proposals focusing on the goals for student learning outlined in the NAEA’s visual-arts standards. The NAEA Research Commission’s Student Learning in Secondary Art Education Grant awards between $3,000 and $20,000 to research proposals focusing on student learning in secondary school art education. Grants are available only to NAEA members with one year’s standing; applicants must submit proposals of up to five pages and a written statement describing anticipated benefits of the program. For more information, contact: Donnamarie Gilbert, National Art Education Foundation, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1590; (703) 860-8000; e-mail:;

*Oct. 2— Japanese studies: Applications are due for the grants program sponsored by the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. Grants are available for instructional materials, seminars on teaching about Japan, and Japan-related speakers and panels at national conventions of major disciplines. Contact: NAC Grants, AAS, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail:;

*Oct. 2—Korean studies: Applications are due for grants from the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Korea Foundation. Grants are available for instructional materials, workshops and conferences, projects that enhance Korean studies, and Korea-related speakers and panels. Contact: NAC Grants, AAS, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail:;

*Oct. 2— Science: Applications are due for the Toshiba America Foundation grants. Grants are available to K-6 science, mathematics, and technology teachers. Seventy- five grants of $1,000 each are awarded for proposals that aim to provide direct benefits to students and include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences. Public and private schools, local education agencies, and youth organizations may apply. Contact: TAF, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; e-mail;

*Oct. 15—Business and schools: Applications are due for grants sponsored by The Wall Street Journal and the Employment Management Association Foundation. The program encourages elementary and secondary schools to collaborate with businesses on employment issues, such as workforce preparedness. It awards $5,000 each to up to five school- business partnerships that link curriculum to the workplace. Contact: Rebecca Vecchione, EMAF, 1800 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3499; (703) 535-6080; fax (703) 739-0399; e-mail rvecchione@;

*Oct . 15—Humanities: Proposals are due for the National Education Project, sponosored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Groups of teachers are eligible to receive as much as $250,000 for up to three years for proposals with a national focus. Contact: Division of Education Programs, Room 318, NEH, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8380; e-mail;

*Oct. 15—Leadership: Applications are due for leadership grants from the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, an arm of the National Education Association. The $1,000 grants are available to public school teachers and support-staff members to help them improve their skills and provide leadership in their schools or other institutions. The proposed professional development must address demonstrated student-learning needs and may include in-depth study of an academic subject or new instructional approaches. Contact: NFIE, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202) 822-7840;

Oct. 15—National Library Week: Proposals are due for the National Library Week Grant, sponsored by the American Library Association. The applicant with the best proposal for a public-awareness campaign tied to the National Library Week theme, "@ Your Library,” will receive $4,000 for the campaign. Contact: Public Information Office, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545- 2433, ext. 5044; e- mail;

*Oct. 15— Teacher exchange: Applications are due for the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Teachers and administrators at K-12 schools and two-year colleges who are U.S. citizens, fluent in English, and have a bachelor’s degree and three years of full-time teaching experience are eligible to exchange positions with teachers from another country. Participating countries are Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Contact: FTEP, 600 Maryland Ave. S.W., Suite 320, Washington, DC 20024-2520; (800) 726-0479 or (202) 314- 3527; e-mail;;

*Nov. 1—Innovations: Applications are due for the GrawemeyerAward in Education, sponsored by the University of Louisville. The award, created to support ideas for improving educationis, is paid in five, $40,000 annual installments. Contact: UL, GrawemeyerAward in Education, School of Education, Louisville, KY 40292-0001; (502) 852-3235; rawemeyer.

*Nov. 1—Internet: Applications are due for the ICPrize for Collaboration Through Technology, sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association. Teams of school library media specialists and classroom teachers may apply for $1,000 grants for travel to a state or national conference or for the purchase of technology. Media specialists must be personal members of AASL/ALA. Up to five prizes are awarded based on the creativity, clarity, and completeness of the proposal and on the effective use of Internet resources in development of a curriculum unit. Contact: ICONnect, AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4389; e-mail;

*Nov. 1—Teacher scholarships: Applications are due for the Target Teachers Scholarship program, which recognizes full- and part- time teachers and administrators working 20 hours or more at schools participating in the Target Corp.'s Take Charge of Education program. The Target Corp. will award two $500 scholarships from each Target store and 96 $1,500 Target district awards to teachers who want to continue their education. Winners will be chosen based on their answers to two essay questions. Contact: TC, (800) 316-6142;

*Nov. 15— Science teaching: Applications are due for the 2000 Gustav Ohaus Awards for Innovations in Science Teaching, given to teachers with innovative ideas for improving science education. The National Science Teachers Association sponsors the awards. One $1,000 prize and one $750 prize are given in four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. Contact: NSTA-Ohaus Awards Program, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400-NSTA or (703) 243-7100;

*Nov. 15—Women’s studies: Applications are due for grants from the American Association of University Women. Female graduate students completing dissertations or seeking aid for postdoctoral work are eligible for the American Fellowship, a $27,000 award given to an outstanding candidate whose work or research helps women and girls. Eighteen Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships, worth $27,000 provide one year of support for doctoral candidates in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Fifty-one Dissertation Fellowships of $15,000 each are awarded to women in their final year of a doctoral program; special consideration is given to scholars writing about gender issues. Six Publication Grants of $5,500 each help women preparing research for publication. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Customer Service Center, 2201 N. Dodge St., Dept. 60, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 60;


Open dates—Environment: Greentimes, an environmental newspaper written by and for students, requests stories, opinions, comments, and ideas for publication. Contact: Elizabeth Gilmore, Greentimes, 55 Reservoir St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 868-5760;

Open dates—History essays:The Concord Review, the only quarterly journal to publish secondary students’ academic work, accepts student essays on historical topics. Essays should be approximately 5,000 words, plus endnotes. Submissions chosen for publication are eligible for the Emerson Prize, a $3,000 award. Contact: CR, PO Box 661, Concord, MA 01742; (800) 331-5007 or (978) 443-0022; e-mail:; Web site:

Open dates—Pen pals: World Pen Pals promotes international friendship and cultural understanding between young people around the world. Students in grades 4 through college are invited to request an overseas pen pal. Teachers may request a brochure on class participation. Contact: WPP, PO Box 337, Saugerties, NY 12477; (914) 246- 7828.

Open dates— Television: CNN Newsroom & WorldView, Turner Broadcasting’s news and features program for schools, airs student-produced videos. Students may submit reports of no more than 21/2 minutes on any topic, although they are encouraged to focus on CNN’s monthly themes. Participation is open to schools enrolled in the CNN Newsroom & WorldView classroom program. Contact: CNN Newsroom Program, 1 CNN Center, PO Box 105366, Atlanta, GA 30348-5366; (800) 344-6219;