January 01, 2002 11 min read
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Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.

January 9 MATH K-12 mathematics teachers with at least three years of classroom experience are encouraged to apply for Toyota’s Investment in Mathematics Excellence Grants, which are sponsored in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Thirty-five grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded to develop innovative math instruction. Projects should reflect an active approach to learning and may include after-school activities, innovative use of technology, and partnerships with local business. Contact: Toyota TIME, NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-9988; (888) 573-8463; e-mail;

January 10 GENDER EQUITY The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation awards Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships to women who have demonstrated a commitment to gender equity in the classroom. Applicants must be full-time K-12 public school teachers in the United States; they must also have at least three consecutive years of experience teaching math, science, or technology and plan to continue teaching for three years after the fellowship. Awards of up to $5,000 are given for proposals that address equality in education and include techniques to boost girls’ self-confidence and academic performance. Fellows meet for a five-day teacher institute in Washington, D.C. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Dept. 60, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 53343-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 60; e-mail;

January 12 SCIENCE RESEARCH The American Physiological Society encourages science teachers of grades 6-12 to apply for its Frontiers in Physiology Summer Research Program. As many as 20 teachers work in the laboratory of a local APS researcher for seven to eight weeks. They receive $500 per week for their research, a $250 stipend for participation in a weeklong workshop, a $250 stipend for developing an inquiry-based classroom lab activity, and $300 for field-testing and development of a lab activity. Teachers also receive $1,000 for travel expenses to the APS annual meeting in San Diego. For more information, contact: Alta Wallington, Project Manager, APS, Frontiers in Physiology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991; (301) 571-0692; e-mail; www.the-

January 15 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation sponsors Community Action Grants to support innovative, community-based programs designed to promote education and equity for women and girls. Women may apply as individuals, but community-based, nonprofit organizations are also eligible. Grants range from $2,000 to $7,000 for one-year projects or $5,000 to $10,000 for two-year projects. One-year grants provide seed money for clearly defined activities related to education and equity for women and girls. Two-year individual grants support K-12 girls’ interest and achievement in math, science, or technology; two-year community-based grants support community- school partnerships. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, Department 60, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 60; e-mail;

January 15 GIFTED CHILDREN The National Association for Gifted Children announces the Hollingworth Award Competition, designed to encourage educational and psychological studies to benefit gifted and talented students. Educators, organizations, and institutions are eligible to submit proposals. The winner receives $2,000 to support research. Contact: Hollingworth Award Committee, National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268;

January 15 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS The Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers various fellowships for staff at independent schools. The Joseph Klingenstein Fellows Program is open to K-12 educators with a minimum of five years of experience in an independent school that has a nondiscriminatory admissions policy. Twelve full fellowships—including tuition, stipends, and housing allowances—are awarded. Participants study educational and leadership development for either one semester or one year. Fellowships at the Klingenstein Summer Institute are offered to elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers with two to five years’ experience. This program offers full fellowships, paying for four graduate credits and room and board. Contact: Carollyn Finegold, Joseph Klingenstein Center, Box 125, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3156; fax (212) 678-3254; e-mail;

January 15 READING AND LITERACY The International Reading Association offers the Helen M. Robinson Grant to a doctoral student conducting research in reading and literacy. Association members in the early stages of their studies may apply for the $1,000 award. Contact: Research and Policy Division, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 423; fax (302) 731-1057;

January 15 WILDLIFE The National Wildlife Federation’s Schoolyard Habitats Program offers 50 “Wild Seed Fund” grants of $250 to assist school communities in the development, maintenance, and continued educational use of habitat-based learning sites on school grounds. Grant recipients commit to certifying their school grounds as official Schoolyard Habitats sites within one year of receiving the award. For more information, contact: Stacy Carr, Schoolyard Habitats Program Coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190- 5362; e-mail;

January 17 SCIENCE Toyota Motor Sales Inc., in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, offers 50 Tapestry Grants for K-12 science teachers to implement innovative student projects in environmental or physical sciences. Large grants are worth up to $10,000; winners also receive expenses-paid trips to the 2002 NSTA convention in San Diego. A minimum of 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each also are awarded. For more information, contact: NSTA/ Toyota Tapestry, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; e- mail;

*February 1 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE The Children’s Literature Association sponsors research fellowships and scholarships. As many as four fellowships of between $250 and $1,000 are awarded to association members for proposals of literary criticism or original scholarship that are to be published eventually. Critical or original pieces exploring fantasy or science fiction for youngsters are considered for the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Scholarship. Scholarships awarded depend on the number of applicants. Contact: Scholarship Committee, Children’s Literature Association, P.O. Box 138, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0138; (616) 965-8180; fax (616) 965-3568; e-mail;

*February 1 GOVERNMENT The President’s Commission on White House Fellowships offers up to 19 fellowships for professionals to participate in a one-year educational program in government and leadership. Fellows work as special assistants in Cabinet- level departments and earn $79,678. Teachers who are U.S. citizens are eligible. For more information, contact: Jocelyn White, Director, President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Pl. N.W., Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-4522; fax (202) 395-6179;

February 1 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION The United States-Newly Independent States Awards for Excellence in Teaching, administered by the American Councils for International Education, a nonprofit education, training, and consulting organization, offers up to 29 teachers of grades 7 and above in all disciplines the chance to participate in a two-week exchange program to one of 10 republics of the former Soviet Union. Participants are selected based on innovation in teaching, interest in NIS foreign language teaching methodology, desire to share experiences and knowledge with NIS colleagues, and commitment to develop and sustain partnerships with NIS colleagues beyond the program period. Contact: Julie Rotherham, American Councils for International Education, 1766 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 833-7522; e- mail;

*February 1 JAPANESE STUDIES The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, supports grants designed to facilitate research, improve the quality of teaching about Japan, and integrate the study of Japan into major academic disciplines. Contact: NEAC Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail; htm.

*February 1 LIBRARY MEDIA The American Association of School Librarians offers grants to library media specialists. The Frances Henne Award, cosponsored by the R.R. Bowker Co., pays travel expenses for a school library media specialist to attend the American Library Association 2002 conference in Atlanta. Applicants for the $1,250 award must have five or fewer years of experience and be members of the AASL division of the ALA; they must have never attended an ALA annual conference or an AASL national conference. The AASL/ Highsmith Research Grant, backed by the Highsmith Co., supports research on the impact of school library media programs on education. School library media specialists, library educators, and professors of education or library- information science are eligible for up to $2,500; researchers working jointly may earn as much as $5,000. Contact: American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4383; e-mail;

*February 1 SCIENCE The Wright Center at Tufts University offers fellowships to full-time science teachers. Teachers of grades 6-12 who have a minimum of five years of teaching experience and a record of improving their schools’ science programs may apply. Fellows spend an academic year at the Tufts main campus in Medford, Mass., where they further develop their teaching styles and share their ideas with colleagues. They receive a $45,000 stipend, up to $500 for books and supplies, and up to $2,000 for relocation costs. The number of fellows chosen depends upon available funding. Contact: Wright Center, Tufts University, 4 Colby St., Medford, MA 02155; (617) 627-5394; fax (617) 627-3995; e-mail wright_;

*February 1 SCIENCE The Toshiba America Foundation awards large grants for programs and activities that improve 7th-12th grade teaching and learning of science, mathematics, and technology. About 15 grants of $5,000 or more are awarded to projects that aim to provide direct benefits to students and include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences. Contact: Toshiba America Foundation, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; e-mail;

*February 1 SPECIAL EDUCATION The Shaklee Institute for Improving Special Education announces its Shaklee Teacher Award, which annually recognizes up to 10 outstanding educators of children with disabilities. Selection of these teachers is based on specific student outcomes and related contributions. Winners receive $1,000 each and participate in the Shaklee Summer Session, a four-day, expenses-paid, small- group workshop conducted by scholars of the Shaklee Institute. Contact: Kim Soule, (800) 835-1043; e-mail;

*February 15 HOLOCAUST EDUCATION The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum seeks applicants for the annual Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, designed to immerse participants in advanced historical and pedagogical issues relating to the Holocaust. Secondary history, social studies, English, and foreign language teachers are eligible, as are librarians and media specialists. Candidates must have taught the Holocaust for at least five years in the United States and be active in community and professional organizations. Twenty-five fellows are selected for the expenses- paid, five-day program in August at the museum in Washington, D.C. Contact: Dan Napolitano, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Educational Division, Mandel Teacher Fellowship Program, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. S.W., Washington, DC 20024-2126; (202) 314-7853; fax (202) 314-7888; e-mail;

*February 15 KOREAN STUDIES The Korea Society awards up to 19 fellowships for American educators to travel to Korea from June 24 to July 12. Fellows study the country’s history, economics, language, and other topics. K-12 social studies and language arts teachers may apply; administrators and social studies specialists with at least three years’ experience are also eligible. Contact: Yong Jin Choi, Director, Korean Studies Program, Korea Society, 950 Third Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525, ext. 25; fax (212) 759-7530; e-mail;

*February 20 NASA The National Science Teachers Association seeks K-12 educators of science, mathematics, technology, or geography to participate in two-week workshops at one of NASA’s centers. Twelve participants observe state-of-the- art research and development, create interdisciplinary and team-teaching strategies, share teaching experiences and ideas, and learn new ways to implement national standards. NASA provides travel, housing, and meals for participants; graduate credit is also available. Certified teachers who are U.S. citizens and have at least three years of experience may apply. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 312-9391; e-mail;

—Sarah Wassner


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