Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*January 10 DISTINGUISHED EDUCATORS
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. Contact: Todd Clark, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science Education, (202) 586-7174; e-mail email@example.com; www.scied.science.doe.gov/scied/einstein/about.htm.
*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 science, physical sciences, or literacy and science. Fifty grants are worth up to $10,000 each; winners receive an expenses-paid trip to the 2006 NSTA national conference in Anaheim, California. At least 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each are also awarded. For more information, contact: NSTA/Toyota TAPESTRY, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nsta.org/programs /tapestry.
*January 30 EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY
Inspiration Software Inc. announces its eighth annual Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning. Thirty K-16 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; e-mail email@example.com; www.inspiration.com/scholarship.
*February 1 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
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. Two types are available: Faculty Research Grants and Beiter Graduate Student Research Grants, both awarded for research-related expenses. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; www.childlitassn.org.
*February 1 JAPANESE STUDIES
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. For more information, contact: NEAC Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1021 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 665-2490; fax (734) 665-3801; e-mail dyoung @aasianst.org; www.aasianst.org/grants/grants.htm.
*February 1 KOREAN STUDIES
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 email@example.com; www.aasianst.org.
*February 4 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 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. Contact: Evelyn Horton, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (800) 835-1043; e-mail ;
*February 10 HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
The United States Holocaust Memorial 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 teacher fellows and must demonstrate extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations. Teacher fellows attend an expenses-paid, five-day summer institute at the museum in Washington, D.C. Following the institute, they 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. For more information, contact: Peter J. Fredlake, Coordinator, Museum Teacher Fellowship Program, Educational Division, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024-2126; (202) 314-0352; fax (202) 314-7888; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ushmm.org/education/foreducators.
*February 14 KOREAN STUDIES
The Korea Society, with support from the Korea and Freeman foundations, awards up to 20 fellowships for U.S. educators to travel to Korea from June 19 to July 7. 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., Eighth Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525, ext. 325; fax (212) 759-7530; e-mail email@example.com; www.koreasociety.org.
*February 20 JOURNALISM
The American Society of Newspaper Editors seeks high school teachers for a two-week summer institute held at five universities across the United States. There is no cost to the teacher or his or her school. Costs for transportation, lodging, meals, materials, tuition, and three graduate or continuing education credits are covered by ASNE with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. A brochure and application are available on the Web site. Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, Senior Project Director, ASNE, 11690-B Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (703) 453-1125; fax (703) 453-1139; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.highschooljournalism.org /Teachers/Teachers.cfm?id=3.
A version of this article appeared in the January 01, 2006 edition of Teacher