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

*January 10 PHYSIOLOGY
The Frontiers in Physiology Professional Development Fellowship, sponsored by the American Physiological Society, is a yearlong immersion into physiology and biomedical research for grades 6-12 science teachers. Awardees conduct research during the summer in the laboratory of a local APS researcher and explore teaching methods that integrate inquiry, equity, and
the Internet. Fellows receive $8,500 in stipends, materials, and travel; they also present their research at the annual APS meeting. Applications are available on the Web site. Contact: Kathleen Kelly, K-12 Programs Coordinator, APS, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 634-7132; e-mail;

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

The Esther and Joseph Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers the Joseph Klingenstein Fellows Program to K-12 educators with five or more years’ experience at an independent school that has a nondiscriminatory admissions policy. Up to 12 full fellowships— including tuition, stipends, and housing allowances—are awarded. Participants study leadership and education development for one semester or one year. Teachers with two to five years’ experience are offered fellowships at the Klingenstein Summer Institute, which pays for four graduate credits and room and board. Contact: Klingenstein Center, Box 125, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3156; fax (212) 678-3254; e-mail;

*January 15 READING
The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships for study of beginning reading, reading difficulties, literacy and instruction, and adult readers, among other subjects. These include the $6,000 Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship; Teacher as Researcher grants of up to $5,000; Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each, awarded to IRA members for proposed research addressing new and significant questions; the $5,000 Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant, for an IRA member to disseminate research; and the $1,000 Helen M. Robinson Grant, for a doctoral student or association member in the early stages of study. Applications for all awards can be downloaded from the IRA Web site. Contact: Marcella Moore, Research and Policy Division, IRA, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 423; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail;

*January 19 SCIENCE
Toyota Motor Sales Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association offer a minimum of 70 Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for K-12 science teachers to implement innovative student projects in environmental or physical sciences or in literacy and science. Fifty grants are worth up to $10,000 each; winners receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2004 NSTA national convention in Atlanta. At least 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each are also awarded. Contact: NSTA/Toyota TAPESTRY, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; e-mail;

Inspiration Software Inc. announces its sixth annual Inspired Teacher Scholarship for Visual Learning. Twenty-five K-12 educators who promote visual learning and the meaningful use of technology in the classroom are awarded $750 each for ongoing professional development in educational technology. Contact: Inspiration Software Inc., 7412 S.W. Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Suite 102, Portland, OR 97225; (503) 297-3004; fax (503) 297-4676;

The Children’s Literature Association sponsors research grants. Up to four grants of $500 to $1,000 are awarded for proposals of literary criticism or original scholarship that are intended for publication. Critical or original pieces exploring fantasy or science fiction for youngsters are considered for the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Grant. Beiter grants are awarded to graduate students for research support. Contact: Grant Committee, Children’s Literature Association, P.O. Box 138, Battle Creek, MI 49016-0138; (269) 965-8180; fax (269) 965-3568; e-mail;

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program offers 10- to 11-month staff positions at various federal agencies or congressional offices in Washington, D.C., including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,500, plus travel and moving expenses. Applicants are judged on excellence in math, science, and technology instruction; innovation; professional growth and leadership; communication skills; and knowledge of national, state, and local policies affecting education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have at least five years’ teaching experience, and be employed full time in science, mathematics, or technology classrooms at a public or private school. Applications are submitted online, and applicants must provide three recommendations, including one from a school district official. For more information, contact: Todd Clark, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science Education, (202) 586-7174; e-mail;

The United States-Eurasia Awards for Excellence in Teaching allow 15
teachers of grades 6-12 social studies, language arts, and the humanities to participate in a three-week exchange program in October with one of eight Eurasian countries. Participants are selected based on innovation in teaching, interest in Eurasian teaching methodology, desire to share experiences and knowledge with Eurasian colleagues, and commitment to develop and sustain partnerships with Eurasian schools beyond the program period. The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and is administered by American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS. For more information, contact: Marilee Muchow, ACIE, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 833-7522; e-mail;

The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, provides grants designed to facilitate research, improve the quality of teaching about Japan, and integrate the study of Japan into major academic disciplines. Expenses covered by grants include research in the United States, travel to Japan, instructional materials, and organization of educational panels and seminars. Contact: NEAC Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail:;

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

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 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. For more information, contact: Evelyn Horton, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (800) 835-1043; e-mail;

The Museum Teacher Fellowship Program is developing a national corps of skilled secondary school educators to serve as leaders in Holocaust education in their schools, communities, and professional organizations. Up to 15 educators of grades 7-12 will be chosen as fellows and must demonstrate extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations. Fellows attend an expenses-paid, five-day summer institute at the museum in Washington, D.C. Following the institute, fellows are expected to create and implement an outreach project and must attend a follow-up program at the museum to assess their efforts and continue study of the Holocaust. Teachers of history, social studies, English, and foreign languages are eligible, as are librarians and instructional media specialists. Other content areas will also be considered. Candidates must have taught about the Holocaust for at least five years and must be employed in U.S. schools. Applications are available online. Contact: Gretchen Skidmore, Coordinator, National Outreach Initiatives, Educational Division, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024-2126; (202) 314-7805; fax (202) 314-7888; e-mail;

The Korea Society, with support from the Korea and Freeman foundations, awards up to 21 fellowships for American educators to travel to Korea from June 20 to July 8. Fellows study the country’s history, economics, language, and other topics. K-12 social studies and language arts teachers, professors or instructors at schools of education, administrators, and social studies or language arts specialists with at least three years’ experience may apply. Applicants should have some knowledge of Korean culture and history, a strong commitment to accept the demands of an intensive program, and a demonstrated ability to adapt to new cultural settings. Contact: Yong Jin Choi, Director, Korean Studies Program, The Korea Society, 950 Third Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525, ext. 25; fax (212) 759-7530; e-mail;

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study of the U.S. Constitution. 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. Fellows from each state 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 National Endowment for the Humanities sponsors 14 summer seminars and 14 institutes in the United States and abroad for full-time K-12 teachers. Seminars and institutes engage teachers in the study of humanities topics such as the Lewis and Clark Expedition, George Washington and his legacy, Mozart, Chaucer, Shakespeare, teaching jazz, and the U.S. Civil War. Participants receive stipends ranging from $1,800 to $4,200 to help cover travel, books, and other research and living expenses. Contact: NEH, Division of Education, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8463; e-mail;

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, offers financial assistance to those planning careers in children’s library service. Four $6,000 Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarships and two $6,000 Frederic G. Melcher Scholarships are awarded. Applicants must have been accepted to, but not yet begun, a master’s or other advanced degree program in library science. They must work in the field for at least one year after graduation and join the ALA and the ALSC. Applications must be submitted online. Contact: Office for Human Resources Development, ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (312) 280-4281; e-mail;

The U.S. Office of Innovation and Improvement offers competitive grants to local educational agencies for the teaching of traditional American history. Grants are used to improve the quality of history instruction by supporting professional development for teachers of American history and by promoting the teaching of traditional American history as a separate academic subject in elementary and secondary schools. Local education agencies, including charter schools, are eligible for the grant and must agree to carry out proposed activities in partnership with institutions of higher education, nonprofit history or humanities organizations, libraries, or museums. Contact: Christine Miller, OII, (202) 260-8766; e-mail;


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