Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
The Emblem Club Scholarship Foundation offers financial support to educators who want training to teach the handicapped, particularly the deaf and hard of hearing. Scholarships and grants are awarded to educators with at least a bachelor's degree. For more information, contact: Emblem Club Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 712, San Luis Rey, CA 92068.
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund provides graduate-study fellowships for high school journalism teachers. Depending on the program of study, the fellowships cover tuition, room and board, and travel expenses. Teachers apply directly to the participating universities or organizations. Contact: Linda Waller, the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund; (609) 520-5929; e-mail [email protected]; World Wide Web http://www.dow-jones.com/newsfund.
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 Pk., Bethesda, MD 20814-3991; (301) 571-0692; e-mail [email protected]
January 10. Summer 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.
*January 17. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Council for Basic Education offer up to 120 fellowships for independent study in the humanities. Teachers and librarians receive a $2,500 stipend for six weeks of summer study; principals receive $1,700 stipends for four weeks' study. Contact: Council for Basic Education, 1319 F St., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004-1152; (202) 347-4171; e-mail [email protected]
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 1. Science Fellowship.
The Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University sponsors the Wright Fellowship Program for secondary school science teachers to pursue research projects while in residence at Tufts. The yearlong fellowship offers a $35,000 salary, plus benefits and a relocation stipend of $2,000. Contact: Ronnee Yashon, Educational Coordinator, Wright Center for Science Education, Tufts University, 4 Colby St., Medford, MA 02155; (617) 628-5000, ext. 5394; fax (617) 627-3995; e-mail [email protected]; World Wide Web http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright--center/index.html.
*February 3. Library Research.
The American Association of School Librarians and the Highsmith Co. sponsor the 1997 AASL/Highsmith Research Grant. This grant supports model research on the impact of school library media programs on education. School library media specialists, library educators, and professors of library-information science or education are eligible for up to $2,500; if two or more researchers work jointly, as much as $5,000 may be awarded. For more information, contact the American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2794; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; e-mail [email protected]
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.
*February 14. Cable Television.
C-SPAN seeks applicants for its High School Teacher Fellowship Program. The selected fellow will work at C-SPAN in Washington, D.C., for four weeks next summer to develop high school print and video materials for the cable-television network. The fellow receives a $3,000 stipend, $2,000 for living expenses, $500 in coupons for C-SPAN videos, and round-trip airfare. For more information and eligibility requirements, contact: 1997 C-SPAN High School Teacher Fellowship Program, C-SPAN, c/o Education and Marketing Services, 400 N. Capitol St., N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 523-7586.
*February 15. Laboratory Fellowship.
Fermilab announces its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Teacher Fellowship. The fellow will work at the Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., for up to 12 months and research partical physics and develop curriculum material. Graduate credit of up to nine semester hours is available, and the fellow will receive a $550 stipend each week. Candidates must be full-time teachers of science or technology in grades 7-12 and must return to teaching for at least two years after the completion of the fellowship. For an application, contact: Fermilab Teacher Fellowship, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, MS 122, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510-0500. For more information, contact Kevin McFarland at (630) 840-3266.
*February 28. Children's Scholarships.
Horace Mann, an Illinois-based company that sells insurance and retirement annuities to educators, seeks entries for the Horace Mann Scholarship Program. Eligible are high school seniors who are children of employees of public schools or colleges; applicants must carry a B average and have scored at least 23 on the ACT or 1,100 on the SAT. One $20,000 scholarship, three $4,000 scholarships, and eight $1,000 scholarships are available. For more information, contact a Horace Mann representative in your area or the Horace Mann Scholarship Program, P.O. Box 20490, Springfield, IL 62708; World Wide Web http://www.horacemann.com.
*March 1. American History.
The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation awards fellowships for graduate study on the U.S. Constitution. Outstanding secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies are eligible, as are college seniors and graduate students planning teaching careers in those subjects. The foundation selects one fellow from each state who receives up to $24,000 to help pay for graduate study leading to a master's degree in history, political science, or education. Both full- and part-time fellowships are available. Contact: James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; e-mail [email protected]
*March 8. Teachers At Sea.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers the Teacher at Sea program. K-12 teachers and college faculty work aboard NOAA hydrographic, oceanographic, and fisheries research vessels with scientists and NOAA officers and crew. Participating teachers submit a report to NOAA of their work upon completion, including a mini-unit of lessons based on their experiences; they also prepare an article for publication or a presentation for an educators' conference. The program is free, but participants must pay transportation fees to the ships' departure points. For more information, contact: Judy Sohl, Coordinator, Teacher at Sea Program, 1801 Fairview Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102; (206) 553-2633.
*May 1. Mentally Retarded Children.
The Knights of Columbus award Bishop Charles P. Greco Graduate Fellowships for full-time study in a master's degree program designed to prepare classroom teachers of mentally retarded children. Members of the Knights of Columbus, their immediate families, or the immediate families of deceased members of the Knights are eligible. Applicants submit an autobiographical statement that outlines their interest and experience in working with mentally retarded children, two recommendations from professionals familiar with their work with mentally retarded children, and their undergraduate academic transcripts. Four grants of up to $2,000 are usually awarded. Contact: Committee on Fellowships, Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 1670, New Haven, CT 06507-0901; (203) 772-2130, ext. 332.
*January 10. Science.
The Chemical Manufacturers Association offers the Catalyst Award to recognize outstanding science teachers. Elementary school science teachers and secondary school chemistry teachers are eligible to receive $2,500; teachers with 10 years' experience are eligible to receive $5,000. For guidelines and an application, write: Toni Benton, c/o Prolist, 17904 Georgia Ave., Suite 100, Olney, MD 20832. For more information, contact: Hope Bonito, Chemical Manufacturers Association, 1300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 741-5826.
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.
*February 1. Biology.
Prentice Hall, in conjunction with the National Association of Biology Teachers, invites biology teachers of grades 7-12 to apply for its Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. Candidates must have at least three years' experience teaching in public or private schools. Teachers can nominate themselves or their colleagues. For more information, contact: Sherry Grimm, Awards Manager, National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 20190-5202; (703) 471-1134.
*February 1. Cable Television.
Continental Cablevision Inc., a telecommunications company, announces the 1997 Educator Award Competition. The competition is open to all teachers, administrators, principals, and media specialists in Continental service areas who creatively use cable-television programming in school. As many as 16 educators will be selected to receive a three-day, expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in April 1997. To receive an entry form, call (800) 225-6248, ext. 3880, or see Continental's site on the World Wide Web at http://www.continental.com. For more information, contact: Thom O'Grady, Manager of Communications Proj-ects, (617) 854-3218.
*February 3. Library Administration.
The American Association of School Librarians and SIRS Inc. offer the $2,000 Distinguished School Administrator's Award to a school administrator who has developed an exemplary school library media program and improved the library media center as an educational facility. Candidates must be nominated by AASL members. Contact: AASL/SIRS Distinguished School Administrator's Award, American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; e-mail [email protected]
*February 14. Teacher of the Year.
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, GLENCOE/McGraw-Hill publishers, and the Teacher of the Year Award Endowment Fund sponsor the Teacher of the Year Award. Candidates must be K-12 teachers of family and consumer sciences. The recipient of the national award receives $1,000, plus up to $500 to cover transportation costs to the AAFCS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2752; (703) 706-4600.
*March 1. Arts Education.
The National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the National Association of Schools of Theater sponsor the $1,000 Reston Prize. Applicants submit an in-depth policy analysis of 3,000-3,500 words describing the relationship between K-12 arts education and higher education; papers must not have been published previously. The winner's paper will be published in the November/December 1997 issue of Arts Education Policy Review. For more information, contact: Arts Education Policy Review Competitions, Reston Prize, Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1802; (202) 296-6267; fax (202) 296-5149.
*March 1. Young Writers' Award.
The Arts Education Policy Review invites authors under the age of 35 to apply for the Young Writers' Award, sponsored by Heldref Publications. Entries must be papers of 3,000-3,500 words and address K-12 arts education policy; manuscripts must not have been published previously. The winner receives a $500 prize and is published in the September/October 1997 issue of the Review. Contact: Arts Education Policy Review Competitions, Young Writers' Award, Heldref Publications, 1319 18th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1802, (202) 296-6267; fax (202) 296-5149.
*March 15. Middle School Biology.
The National Association of Biology Teachers invites teachers of grades 5-8 to apply for its Middle School Teaching Award. Sponsored by Apple Computer Inc., the award recognizes teachers of interdisciplinary science courses in grades 5-8. Educators whose teaching incorporates an innovative life-science activity are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact: Sherry Grimm, Awards Manager, National Association of Biology Teachers, 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, VA 21090-5202; (703) 471-1134.
*March 31. New Teachers.
Sallie Mae, the federally chartered college loan group, in conjunction with the American Association of School Administrators, honors first-year elementary and secondary school teachers through its First Class Teacher Awards Program. Superintendents and private school heads are invited to nominate one K-12 first-year teacher for the award. A winner is selected from each state, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. Winners receive a weekend in Washington, D.C., and $1,500. For more information, contact: Sallie Mae, 1050 Thomas Jefferson St., N.W., Washington, DC 20007-3871; (202) 333-8000.