Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*November 15 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Scholastic Book Clubs, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is offering $20,000 in professional development funding. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Trumpet Book Club, which provides students in prekindergarten through 6th grades with high-quality books from award-winning authors and
illustrators, will give 20 preK-6 teachers $1,000 each toward professional development and their classrooms. Entries should include a one-page description of how the money would be spent, along with the teacher’s name, grade level, school name, school address, and phone number. Complete rules are available on the Web site. For more information, contact: Trumpet’s 20th Anniversary Teacher Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714; www.trumpetclub.com.
*November 28 PHOTOGRAPHY
LaMotte Co., a 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 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; each honorable mention receives a $50 certificate. Contact: LaMotte Co., P.O. Box 329, Chestertown, MD 21620; (800) 344-3100 or (410) 778-3100; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.lamotte.com.
*December 1 LIBRARY SERVICES
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, awarded to two librarians who work with young adults at either a public or school library, provide $1,000 to attend the ALA annual conference. Applicants must have at least one and less than 10 years of experience working with teenagers and have never attended the conference. Two $1,000 Book Wholesalers Inc./YALSA Collection Development Grants are available to members working with students ages 12 through 18 at a public library. The Frances Henne/YALSA/Voice of Youth Advocates Research Grant provides $500 in seed money for small-scale projects promoting research relating to library services for young adults. Complete information can be found on the Web site. Contact: YALSA Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; e-mail email@example.com; www.ala.org/yalsa.
*December 10 JAPAN STUDIES
The Institute of International Education announces the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program 2006, which aims to increase understanding between Japan and the United States by exposing American teachers and administrators to the Japanese education system and culture. Funded by the Japanese government, the program sends 600 1st through 12th grade teachers and administrators to Japan for three weeks of study. Participants agree to share the experience with their students. For more information, contact: Institute of International Education, 1400 K St. N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20005-2403; (888) 527-2636; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.iie.org/jfmf.
*December 30 VISUAL LEARNING
Olympus and Tool Factory will provide grants for five classrooms to strengthen education through digital imagery and visual learning. K-12 and special education schools in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada are eligible to apply by submitting a project description and budget. Winners receive three Olympus digital cameras, Tool Factory software, 30 digital camera workbooks, and $500 cash for other project supplies. Submissions will be evaluated on effective use of digital cameras and software in the curriculum, degree of student involvement, and creativity. Applications must be submitted online. Contact: Tool Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Rd., Sunderland, VT 05250; (802) 375-6549; e-mail email@example.com; www.toolfactory.com/olympus.
*January 12 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; www.the-aps.org /education/frontiers/app.html.
*January 15 GIFTED CHILDREN
The National Association for Gifted Children announces the Hollingworth Award Competition, which encourages education and psychology studies to benefit gifted and talented students. Individual educators, organizations, and institutions are eligible to submit proposals for publishable research projects concerning gifted and talented young people. The winner receives $2,500 to support research. For more information, contact: Hollingworth Award Committee, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; www.nagc.org.
*January 15 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
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. Full fellowships— including tuition, stipends, and housing allowances—are awarded to approximately five applicants each year. Participants study leadership and education development for one semester or one year. New 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. Applications are available on the Web site. Contact: Klingenstein Center, Box 125, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3156; fax (212) 678-3254; e-mail email@example.com; www.klingenstein.org.
*January 15 READING
The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships for the 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; the $1,500 Helen M. Robinson Grant, for a doctoral student or association member in the early stages of study; and the Steven A. Stahl grant of $1,000, awarded to an IRA member for graduating students conducting classroom research in reading. Applications for all awards are available on the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; www.reading.org /association/awards/research.html.
A version of this article appeared in the November 01, 2005 edition of Teacher