Education Funding Grants


January 10, 2006 3 min read
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Applications are now being accepted for educator fellowships from the Earthwatch Institute. Full time K-12 educators and administrators can apply for opportunities to assist researchers from a variety of disciplines on field expeditions throughout the world. All costs for the one- to three-week expeditions are included in the fellowship. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but applications received before March 1 are available for greater funding and a wider variety of projects. Contact: Earthwatch Institute; (800) 776-0188 ext. 118; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due Jan. 25 for Spanish-language course grants from the Deaver Foundation. The educational foundation will pay half the $450 cost of the Basic Spanish online course offered by SpanishNet College for 1,000 teachers, school personnel, and health-care providers. The course runs from Feb. 6 to Aug. 4. Registration forms are available by emailing

Applications are due Feb. 1 for various educator grants from the National Education Association Foundation. Learning and Leadership grants of $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for teams support professional-development experiences for teachers. Innovation grants of $5,000 fund team projects designed to improve student achievement. Fine Arts grants of $2,000 are available for NEA members who run arts programs for at-risk students in grades K-6. Contact: The NEA Foundation, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036-3207; (202) 822-7840; fax: (202) 822-7779; Web site:


Applications are due Feb. 1 for General Mills Champions for Healthy Kids grants. Fifty grants of $10,000 each will be awarded to schools and nonprofit organizations that work to improve the nutrition and fitness of young people. Each program must include a registered dietician, and should have at least one nutritional objective and at least one fitness objective. Applications must be completed online at Contact: Elisabeth Puga; (312) 899-4803; e-mail:

Applications are due Feb. 1 for Improving Science and Mathematics Education, One Classroom at a Time grants from the Toshiba America Foundation, the charitable arm of the New York City-based electronics maker. The foundation is awarding $5,000 grants. Smaller grant proposals are due at varying times during the year, depending on grade level. Contact: Toshiba America Foundation; (212) 596-0620; e-mail:; Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 15 for MathMovesU grants from Raytheon, a Waltham, Mass.-based aeronautics and electronics company. Grants support efforts to improve student achievement in mathematics. Teachers are eligible for $2,500 grants, and students in grades 6-12 are eligible for $1,000 scholarships. Each winner’s school will receive a matching grant. Contact: MathMovesU Grants and Scholarships Program, Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082; (507) 931-1682; Web site:


Applications are due Feb. 2 for the Center to Support Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of special education and rehabilitative services. The grant will support the use of technology to improve the achievement of students with disabilities. Individual schools, districts, and state departments of education are eligible for the $800,000 grant. Contact: Jane Hauser, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4092, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-2550; (202) 245-7373; Web site:

Applications are due Feb. 24 for CiviConnections grants, sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Council for the Social Studies. Teams of three teachers can apply for the three-year grants of $7,500 that support community-service and local history projects. Contact: CiviConnections, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; e-mail:; Web site:

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