Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Bullets 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. 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 1. Conference Grants.
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, seeks applicants for its Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants. Two librarians who work directly with young adults in either a public library or school library each receive grants of $1,000 to attend the 1997 American Library Association annual conference in San Francisco. Applicants must be YALSA members who have from one to 10 years of experience working with teenagers and have never attended the annual ALA conference. Contact: Baker and Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; e-mail [email protected]; World Wide Web http://www.ala.org.
December 1. Government.
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships offers 11 to 19 fellowships for professionals to participate in a one-year government and leadership educational program. Fellows work in the Executive Office of the President or in an executive-branch agency or department. Teachers who are U.S. citizens are eligible. For more information, contact: President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Place N.W., Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-4522.
- December 1. Math Training.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers two Clarence Olander Grants of up to $2,000 for elementary school in-service training. Applying schools are judged on financial need, student demographics, and the merit of their training plan. Contact: Mathematics Education Trust, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-9840.
- December 1. Mathematics.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers as many as four $2,000 scholarships through its Dale Seymour Endowment Fund. K-12 teachers with at least three years' experience are eligible; applicants submit a proposal outlining their professional development plans. Contact: Mathematics Education Trust, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-9840.
- December 1. Library Grants.
The Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association, seeks applicants for its Book Wholesalers Inc./YALSA Collection Development Grants. YALSA members working with ages 12-18 in a public library are eligible to win one of two $1,000 grants. The grants pay for additional library resources. Applicants are judged on financial need, the effectiveness of the library's current collection, and the proposed use of the new materials. Contact: BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant, ALA/YALSA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390.
December 9. Women's Sports.
The Women's Sports Foundation offers 70 Tampax Grants to junior high and middle schools for sports programs serving girls ages 9-14. The $500 grants are designed to boost the quality of women's sports programs. For more information, contact: Tampax Grants for Girls Sports Program, Women's Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554; (800) 227-3988.
December 13. Education Research.
The National Academy of Education seeks applicants for the 1996-97 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowships for teachers' research on improving education. Individuals who hold a doctorate or equivalent degree in the humanities, behavioral or social sciences, or education may apply. The degree must have been earned between Jan. 1, 1991, and Dec. 31, 1996. Applicants submit research proposals that would make a significant contribution to education research and to the discipline from which the proposed research would draw. As many as 30 fellows are selected. Full-time fellows receive $40,000 for one year; part-time fellows receive $20,000 for two years. For more information, contact: National Academy of Education, Stanford University, School of Education, CERAS 108, Stanford, CA 94305-3084; (415) 725-1003.
- January 6. Science Research.
The American Physiological Society seeks science teachers in grades 6-12 to apply for its Frontiers in Physiology Summer Research Program. As many as 30 teachers are selected to work in the laboratory of an APS researcher for seven to nine weeks. They receive a stipend of $500 per week, as well as $500 for a one-week retreat in Washington, D.C., and $750 for travel expenses to the April 1998 APS annual meeting in San Francisco. Contact: Phyllis Edelman, Proj-ect Coordinator, American Physiological Society, Frontiers in Physiology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991; (301) 571-0692; e-mail [email protected].
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 performance. 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 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].
- January 10. Science.
Dow Chemical Co. and the National Science Teachers Association present the Dow/NSTA Summer Workshop. Sixteen teachers of chemistry in grades 9-12 are selected to visit Dow labs, production sites, and waste- treatment facilities. To obtain an application, contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 312-9260.
- February 1. Children's Literature.
The Children's Literature Association sponsors the Children's Literature Association Research Fellowships and the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Scholarship for ChLA members. Research fellowships of up to $1,000 are awarded for proposals of literary criticism or original scholarship. The fellowships support work that will eventually be published. The $500 Esmonde Scholarship goes to entry-level scholars preparing dissertations about fantasy or science fiction for publication. Contact: Donna White, English Dept., Clemson University, 801 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634-1503; (616) 965-8180.
- February 4. Gender Equity.
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation offers Community Action grants to women and AAUW affiliates. Applicants propose an activity that directly affects educational or equity issues for women and girls. Individual applicants must be U.S. citizens and hold a baccalaureate degree. Grant winners receive from $500 to $5,000 to pay for clerical help, equipment, postage, advertising, and other project-related expenses. Contact: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Dept. 81, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716, ext. 81.
- February 7. Science Convention.
The Lab Products Association, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, seeks applicants for its Lab Products Association Awards. Three secondary school teachers win an expenses-paid trip to the 1997 NSTA convention in New Orleans. To enter, teachers submit a letter explaining why they want to attend the convention and why they need funding for the trip. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 312-9260.
- November 1. Innovations.
Northern Life Insurance Co. invites nominations for its Unsung Heroes Awards. Eligible are K-12 educators who have launched successful proj-ects that promote learning in their schools. Eighty finalists win either a $2,000 scholarship for their own educational development or a $2,000 award to support the ongoing project in their school. Three grand prizes of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 are awarded to outstanding projects that can be replicated by other schools. Educators can nominate themselves. For an application, contact: Northern Life Education's Unsung Heroes Awards Program, c/o Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America, 1505 Riverview Road, P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082; fax (507) 931-9709. Applications can be downloaded from Northern Life's Web site: www.unsungheroes.com.
November 15. Science.
The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with various corporate and association sponsors, offers awards for K-12 science teachers. Criteria for each award varies, but most applicants are judged on the basis of their leadership, exemplary teaching, creative curriculum, or influence on students and the community. Sponsors include Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc., CIBA Corp., Ohaus Corp., Philips Media Inc., Shell Oil Co., and the Drug, Chemical, and Trades Education Foundation. Awards include: cash prizes up to $10,000; a computer; NSTA membership; and an expenses-paid trip to the 1997 NSTA convention in New Orleans. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100.
November 15. Science.
CIBA Corporation, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, announces its CIBA Elementary Principal Award. One winner who demonstrates leadership in developing an outstanding elementary school science program, supporting staff development, or promoting program-community relations will be selected to receive $1,000, plus $500 to attend the 1997 NSTA convention in New Orleans and a one-year membership in the NSTA and the Council for Elementary Science International. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100.
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 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 the R.R. Bowker Co. offer the Frances Henne Award to pay travel expenses for a school library media specialist to attend the 1997 AASL national conference in Portland, Ore., or the 1997 American Library Association annual conference in San Francisco. Applicants must have between one and five years' experience and be members of the AASL division of the ALA; they must also have never attended an ALA annual conference or an AASL national conference. Contact: Frances Henne Award, American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384.
- December 6. Reader's Digest Awards.
Reader's Digest invites educators to apply for its American Heroes in Education Awards. The program honors K-12 teachers and principals whose outstanding achievements have affected the lives of students. Co-sponsors are the American Federation of Teachers, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Education Association. Winners receive $5,000, plus $10,000 for their schools. For more information, contact: Reader's Digest Association, (914) 244-2030.
- January 15. Research.
The National Association for Gifted Children and the Intertel Foundation sponsor the Hollingworth Award Competition to encourage educational and psychological studies that benefit gifted students. Individual educators and organizations are eligible to submit proposals. The winner receives $2,000 to support the research. For more information, contact: Sandra Kaplan, Hollingworth Award Committee, National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268.
- January 31. Innovations.
The University of Louisville invites applications for the Grawemeyer Award in Education. Created to support the implementation of ideas for improving education, the award is paid in five $30,000 annual installments. Applicants submit policy proposals, technological projects, program initiatives, or other project proposals. For more information, contact: University of Louisville, Grawemeyer Award in Education, School of Education, Louisville, KY 40292-0001; (502) 852-6411.