February 01, 2001 6 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

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

February 20 NASA
The National Science Teachers Association seeks applications from K-12 educators of science, mathematics, technology, or geography to participate in a two-week workshop 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 with other participants, and learn new ways to implement national standards. NASA provides travel, housing, and meals for participants; graduate credit is also available. Teachers must be U.S. citizens, certified to teach in either a public or private school, and have at least three years of teaching experience. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 312-9391; or

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship program offers teachers staff positions at various federal agencies or congressional offices in Washington, D.C.-including the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health-for up to one year. Einstein fellows receive a monthly stipend of $4,500 as well as travel and moving expenses. Applicants are judged on excellence in math, science, and technology; innovation; professional growth and leadership; communication skills; and knowledge of national, state, and local policies that affect education. Eligible teachers must be U.S. citizens, have a minimum of five years’ teaching experience, and be currently employed as full-time public or private school teachers of science, mathematics, or technology. Applicants must be recommended by a current school administrator and two others. Contact: Peter Faletra, (202) 586-6549; e-mail;

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study of the U.S. Constitution. Outstanding high 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. Contact: James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928;

The Foundation for Exceptional Children offers a small grant to encourage innovative programs for gifted students or students with disabilities. Proposals for the $500 award must be for education-related projects designed to provide services to children with disabilities and/or gifted children, parents of disabled children, or unemployed disabled youths. Contact: Mini-Grant Committee, Foundation for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201;

The Earthwatch Teacher Fellowship offers educators opportunities to participate in two-week expeditions throughout the world during the summer. The program is sponsored by more than 40 corporations and administered by Earthwatch, a nonprofit group supporting scientific field research worldwide. Volunteers work side by side with expedition researchers and live in the field. Research is multidisciplinary, from archeology to marine biology, so all full-time K-12 teachers are eligible. Counselors and administrators may also apply. Fellows are eligible for funding to cover part or all of the expenses. Contact: Phoebe Congalton, Education Awards Manager, Earthwatch Institute, Clock Tower Pl., P.O. Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754-0075; (800) 776-0188, ext. 118; e-mail;

Curriculum Associates, a publisher of educational materials, announces several grants for outstanding K-8 teachers. Grants are awarded for proposals that effectively make use of teaching tools such as technology and print. Three educators each receive $1,000 plus a $500 gift certificate for Curriculum Associates materials. Contact: Grant Program Committee Chair, Curriculum Associates Inc., 153 Rangeway Rd., P.O. Box 2001, North Billerica, MA 01862- 0901; (800) 225-0248;

The National Geographic Society Education Foundation offers approximately 30 grants of up to $1,250 each to support innovative geography education. Applicants must have graduated from summer geography institutes held by the National Geographic Society or a state geographic alliance. Grants are awarded based on whether proposed projects support the implementation of the national and state geography standards, involve teachers and students in hands-on work and field experiences, stimulate community awareness and participation, and encourage teachers’ professional development. For more information, contact: Christopher Shearer, Program Officer, National Geographic Society Education Foundation, 1145 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-4688; (202) 857-7000; oundation.

The National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, an extension of the National Education Association, announces its Innovation Grant program to promote educational endeavors leading to student achievement of high standards. The foundation annually awards up to 200 grants of $2,000 each to teams of two or more educators. Preference is given to applicants who serve economically disadvantaged and/or underserved students, as well as to members of the NEA. Grants may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, and professional fees. For more information, contact: National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202) 822-7840; e-mail;

C-SPAN, the cable-television network that covers Congress, seeks applicants for its Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program. The selected fellow works at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., for four weeks in the summer to develop high school print, video, and online materials for the network. The fellow receives a $5,500 stipend, $500 in coupons for C-SPAN materials, and $500 for round-trip airfare and travel expenses. For more information, contact: C-SPAN Middle and High School Teacher Fellowship Program, C-SPAN, Education Relations, 400 North Capitol St. N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 523-7586;

The National Council for the Social Studies and the George F. Cram Company Inc. offer the Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy. Individuals as well as groups working in school districts, public institutions, or universities may submit a proposal for a program aimed at integrating the study of geography into social studies curricula. The winning individual or team receives $2,500, a commemorative gift, and national recognition. For more information, contact: Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy, National Council for the Social Studies, 3501 Newark St. N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 966-7840; e- mail;

—Kate Ryan


Classroom Technology Webinar Building Better Blended Learning in K-12 Schools
The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings (and will likely continue

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: November 17, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Nearly a Million Kids Vaccinated in Week 1, White House Says
Experts say there are signs that it will be difficult to sustain the initial momentum.
4 min read
Leo Hahn, 11, gets the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Education How Schools Are Getting Kids the COVID Shot, and Why Some Aren’t
Some district leaders say offering vaccine clinics, with the involvement of trusted school staff, is key to helping overcome hesitancy.
5 min read
A girl walks outside of a mobile vaccine unit after getting the first dose of her COVID-19 vaccine, outside P.S. 277, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Education Biden Administration Urges Schools to Provide COVID-19 Shots, Information for Kids
The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host vaccine clinics for kids and information on benefits of the shots.
2 min read
President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)