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

*November 15 GIRLS’ SPORTS
The Women’s Sports Foundation offers more than 50 Tampax Grants to middle and high school sports programs for girls ages 9 to 18. The $1,000 grants are designed to boost the quality of women’s sports programs in both schools and the community. For more information, contact: Tampax Grants for Girls Sports
Program, Women’s Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554; (800) 227-3988;

November 15 SCIENCE
The 2001 Gustav Ohaus Awards for Innovations in Science Teaching are given to teachers with inventive ideas for improving science education. Proposals might include new designs in curricula, instructional methods, or program organization and administration. Ohaus Corp., a manufacturer of educational scales, and the National Science Teachers Association sponsor the awards. One $1,000 prize and one $750 prize are given in each of four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. Contact: National Science Teachers Association, Ohaus Awards Program, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (888) 400-NSTA or (703) 243-7100;

November 16 BUSINESS
The Wall Street Journal and the Employment Management Association Foundation, which funds projects to enhance work force quality, sponsor the School/Business Partnership Awards. This program encourages elementary and secondary schools to collaborate with businesses on employment issues such as work force
preparedness. It awards $5,000 each to up to five school/business partnerships that link curriculum to the workplace. Contact: Wanda Flowers, Employment Management Association Foundation, 1800 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3499; (703) 535-6078; fax (703) 739-0399; e-mail;

The LaMotte Co., provider of environmental-education equipment, offers teachers a chance to win free materials for their schools or other educational programs through its Environmental Education Photo Contest. Teachers or students submit photographs showing students working with current LaMotte testing equipment;
entries must include a brief description of how students use the equipment. First-, second-, and third-prize winners are awarded $500, $250, and $100 merchandise certificates, respectively; honorable mention winners receive $50 certificates. For more information, contact: LaMotte Co., P.O. Box 329, Chestertown, MD
21620; (800) 344-3100 or (410) 778-3100; e-mail;

The National Academy of Education seeks applicants for the 2001-02 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships for teachers’ research on improving education. Individuals who hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in behavioral or social sciences, the humanities, or education may apply. The degree must have been earned between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 2001. As many as 30 fellows are selected. Full-time fellows receive $50,000 for one year; part-time fellows receive $25,000 annually for two years. Contact: NAE, New York University, School of Education, 726 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003-9580; (212) 998-9035; e-mail;

*December 1 LIBRARY
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, offers a number of grants to its members. Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants, given to two librarians who work with young adults in either a public or school library, are $1,000 awards to attend the American Library Association annual conference. Applicants must have at least one and fewer than 10 years of experience working with teenagers and have never attended the annual ALA conference. Two $1,000 Book Wholesalers Inc./YALSA Collection Development Grants are available to members working with students ages 12-18 in a public library. The Frances Henne/YALSA/Voice of Youth Advocates Research Grant provides $500 in seed money for small-scale projects that promote research relating to library services for young adults. Contact:
YALSA Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; fax (312) 664-7459; e-mail;

The Mathematics Education Trust of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics funds special projects that enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics. Applications are available for the following programs: Clarence Olander Grants for in-service training for elementary schools, Dale Seymour Scholarships for K-12 teachers, E. Glenadine Gibb Grants for implementing NCTM standards, the Edward G. Begle Grant for classroom-based research, Ernest Duncan Grants for preK-6 teachers, Future Leaders Annual Meeting Support Project Awards for K-12 teachers, Mary Dolciani Grants for grades 7-12 teachers, Theoni Pappas
Incentive Grants for grades 9-12 teachers, John and Stacey Wahl Grants for preK- 8 teachers, and Isabelle P. Rucker Awards for future teachers. Prizes range from $1,000 to $10,000; application requirements and judging criteria vary for each grant. Contact: NCTM’s MET, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191- 9988;
(703) 620-9840, ext. 2113; e-mail;

Fermilab announces its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Teacher Fellowship. The fellow works at Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois, for up to 12 months and develops curriculum material while researching particle physics. 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. Contact: Ron Ray, Fermilab Teacher Fellowship, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MS 208, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-0500; (630) 840- 8090;

The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships. The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a $6,000 grant to support research in beginning reading, readability, reading difficulty, stages of reading development, the relation of vocabulary to reading, and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. The Teacher as Researcher Grant program supports teachers in their study of literacy and instruction; grants of up to $5,000 are awarded, though priority is given to smaller requests of $1,000 to
$2,000. Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded to IRA members for proposed research that addresses new and significant questions in literacy and reading. The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant provides an IRA member with up to $5,000 for a research-dissemination activity. Contact: Marcella Moore, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 423; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail;

—Kathryn Murray


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