Extra Credit: Deadlines
Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
* October 30. Performing Arts.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Performing Arts Centers and Schools: Partners in Education Institute in May 1997. The institute aims to promote school-community partnerships in the performing arts, with special focus on teachers. Up to 14 two-person teams (one partner from a performing arts center and one from an educational institution) are chosen to participate. Teams are selected based on their plans to expand professional development in the arts in their communities. Contact: Performing Arts Centers and Schools Program, the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 20566-0004; (202) 416-8806; fax (202) 416-8802.
* December 1. Math Meeting.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics seeks applicants for the Future Leaders Annual Meeting Support Project. Designed for K-12 teachers, the project pays up to $1,000 in travel expenses for teachers who have never attended an NCTM annual meeting and who are NCTM members. For more information, contact: Mathematics Education Trust, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593; (703) 620-9840, ext. 113.
* December 1. Research.
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, offers the Frances Henne/YALSA/Voice of Youth Advocates Research Grant. The $500 grant is designed to fund small-scale projects that promote research relating to library services for young adults. Members of YALSA are eligible to submit an eight- to 10-page proposal. Contact: Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant, YALSA Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; e-mail [email protected].
* December 1. Technology.
The Foundation for Technology Education offers the $2,000 Hearlihy/FTE Grant and the $5,000 Gerrish/FTE Fellowship to technology teachers who are members of the International Technology Education Association. The Hearlihy Grant rewards a teacher who has integrated a high-quality technology education program in the school curricula. Applicants should present evidence that their program is both effective and integrated with other subjects; they must also outline their professional development plans. The one-year $5,000 Gerrish Fellowship is available to a teacher beginning or continuing full-time graduate study. Applicants are judged on: evidence of teaching success; leadership potential; plans for professional development; and financial need. For an application for either grant, contact: Foundation for Technology Education, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1539; (703) 860-2100; fax (703) 860-0353; e-mail[email protected].
December 5. Teacher Recruitment.
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation offers Celebration of Teaching grants to teachers who encourage young people to consider teaching as a career. Teachers should submit a 500-word description of their program. Fifty $1,000 grants will be awarded to fund each program. Contact: Ruth Campopiano and Peter Schmidt, Celebration of Teaching Program, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, P.O. Box 1239, Morristown, NJ 07962-1239; (201) 540-8442.
* January 10. Gender Equity.
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation awards 1997-98 Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships to teachers who have demonstrated a commitment to educational equity for girls through work in the classroom. Applicants must be women who are full-time K-12 public school teachers in the U.S.; they must also have at least three consecutive years' experience teaching math, science, or technology and plan to continue teaching one of these subjects for three years after the fellowship. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 for proposals that address educational equality issues and techniques to boost girls' self-confidence and academic perform-ance. Fellows also meet for a four-day Teacher Institute in Washington, D.C. Contact: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Dept. 80, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 80.
* January 10. Mathematics.
Toyota Motor Sales USA and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offer the Toyota Investment in Mathematics Excellence grants. A maximum of 20 grants of up to $10,000 each are available to teams of teachers who submit proposals on such topics as curriculum development, community partnerships, and staff development. Proposals should require resources ordinarily unavailable to teachers. To receive an application, guidelines, or more information, contact: Toyota TIME Project, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593; (888) 573-TIME; e-mail [email protected].
* October 11. Science and Technology.
Tandy Corp., with the support of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, announces the Tandy Technology Scholars Program. High schools may nominate one full-time mathematics, science, or computer-science teacher with at least three years' high school experience teaching at least three classes in the specified subjects. One hundred teachers are recognized for academic excellence in and out of the classroom and receive a $2,500 award. Contact: Tandy Technology Scholars, TCU Box 298990, Fort Worth, TX 76129; (817) 924-4087; e-mail[email protected]; World Wide Web http://www.tandy.com/scholars.
* December 1. Professional Development.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers the Mary Dolciani Scholarship Award and the Ernest Duncan Scholarship Award to teachers with at least three years' experience. K-6 teachers are eligible to receive one of two $1,000 Duncan Awards; teachers of grades 7-12 are eligible to receive one of three $1,500 Dolciani Awards. Applicants should submit proposals for enrichment proj-ects. Contact: Mathematics Education Trust, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-9840, ext. 113.
* December 1. Technology.
The Foundation for Technology Education offers its Maley/FTE Technology Teacher Scholarship to a technology teacher beginning or continuing graduate study. Applicants are judged based on: evidence of teaching success, research plans, and financial need. The scholarship supports teachers and excellence in technology education. Contact: Foundation for Technology Education, 1914 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1539; (703) 860-2100; fax (703) 860-0353; e-mail [email protected].
* December 5. Library Media.
The American Association of School Librarians and Information Plus offer the Information Plus Continuing Education Scholarship to a school library media specialist, supervisor, or educator. The $500 grant pays for an AASL member to attend an American Library Association or AASL regional workshop or a workshop run in conjunction with either group's annual conference. Applicants must be members of the AASL division of ALA and full-time school library media specialists or faculty members in a program educating school library media specialists. Contact: Information Plus Scholarship, AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384.
December 6. Music.
The Harry J. Logan Foundation announces the Chamber Music America Award for Excellence in Chamber Music Teaching, a $1,000 award given to an outstanding chamber-music educator leading programs for children ages 6-18. For more information, contact: Chamber Music America, 305 Seventh Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001-6008; (212) 242-2022, ext. 104.