October 08, 2003 3 min read
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National Science Foundation Grant

The National Science Foundation recently awarded five professors at State University of New York College at Oneonta a five-year $800,000 grant. The grant will be used to develop programs to encourage high school students to pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics when they go to college.

The professors will work with about 40 New York high school juniors who will participate in a residential summer camp that emphasizes hands-on science and technology research. Funds will also be used to establish an introductory course for college freshmen that focuses on science. The professors are listed below alphabetically.

Paul Bischoff, Hugh Gallagher, Sunnil Labroo, Jeremy Miller, John Schaumloffel.

English Language Learner Grant

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation recently awarded a $150,000 grant to the Center for Applied Special Technology, a nonprofit educational group based in Wakefield, Mass.

The grant will be used to support the development of CAST’s Universal Learning Edition for English Language Learners, a software program that provides a structured, digital learning environment to assist students with decoding, vocabulary, and cognitive awareness.


Teacher Preparation Reading Grants

The U.S Department of Education recently awarded the Washington-based National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Excellence a $4.5 million grant.

The grant will be used to support and improve teacher-training programs in reading instruction at 25 colleges and universities that educate large numbers of minority students.

Character Education Grants

The U.S Department of Education’s office of safe and drug-free schools recently awarded eight school districts grants from the Partnerships in Character Education program.

The one-year grants, which range from $180,000 to $650,000, support the implementation of character education programs involving parents, teachers, students, and the community.

The winners are listed below by state.

Illinois: Regional Office of Education #19, Wheaton.

Indiana: Crawfordsville Community Schools.

Kansas: Topeka Public Schools, USD 501.

Massachusetts: Boston Public Schools.

New Jersey: Newark Public Schools.

New York: Syracuse City School District.

Oklahoma: Stillwater Public Schools.

Oregon: School District No. 1, Portland.



Applications are due October 17 for grants from the Watertown, Mass.-based Digi-Block, Inc. Grants support curriculum development and after-school programs using the Digi-Block Learning System. K-12 teachers, schools, and school districts are eligible to apply. Two recipients will receive a six-month grant for $5,000 worth of materials and training.

Contact: Zoe O. van der Meulen, DB, 125 Walnut St., Watertown, MA 02472; (888) 834-4466; fax: (617) 926-9555; e-mail:; Web site:


Applications are due Oct. 14 for Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program grants from the U.S Department of Education. Grants support overseas training, research, and curriculum projects in modern foreign languages for groups of K-12 and college level teachers and students.

Colleges, nonprofit private educational organizations, and state departments of education are eligible to apply. Forty one-year grants ranging from $50,000 to $80,000 are available.

Contact: Lungching Chiao, USDE, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K St. N.W., Suite 6066, Washington, DC 20006-8521; (202) 502-7624; e-mail:

Applications are due Oct. 15 for challenge grants from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Grants support programs that address wildlife and habitat conservation. Federal, state, and local governments, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. One-year grants ranging from $10,000 to $150,000 are available.

Contact: NFWF, 1120 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036; Web site: