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Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.


*Open. McDonald House Charities.

Ronald McDonald House Charities offers grants to schools, school districts, and nonprofit organizations for projects aimed at helping children through education and the arts, civics and social services, health care and medical research, and other areas. Grants are awarded quarterly and range from $1,000 to $50,000. Contact the Ronald McDonald House Charities' local chapter for more information. For information about local chapters, contact: Grants Manager, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Kroc Dr., Oak Brook, IL 60521; (630) 623-7048.

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 1. Elementary Science Education.

Scholastic Inc. announces the Ms. Frizzle Award, a $10,000 grant to support a hands-on, inquiry-based K-6 science program. The teacher submitting the winning proposal wins $5,000 in cash for the program, $5,000 worth of Scholastic materials, and a trip to the National Science Teachers Association's annual conference in April 1998. Winners of two honorable-mention awards each receive $1,000 worth of books, software, and other Scholastic products. For more information, contact: Ms. Frizzle Award, Scholastic Inc., 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012; (212) 343-6801.

*March 1. Korean Studies.

The Korea Society announces fellowships for study in Korea. The fellowships will pay for as many as 19 American educators to spend nearly three weeks in Korea this summer studying Korean history, economics, language, and other topics. K-12 social studies and language arts educators are eligible; administrators, supervisors, mentors, and social studies and language arts specialists with at least three years' experience are also eligible. Contact: Yong Jin Choi, director, Korean Studies Program, The Korea Society, 950 Third Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525; fax (212) 759-7530; e-mail korea. [email protected]

*March 3. Research.

The American Antiquarian Society, an independent research library, offers up to four visiting fellowships for K-12 teachers and librarians. Fellows will pursue independent research projects for one to two months during the summer at the AAS. Typical projects include: identifying primary-source material for classroom use; designing new curricula; preparing scholarship for publication; and developing a library-collection plan. Fellows are given a stipend of $1,200 per month, plus an allowance for travel expenses. For more information or an application, contact: John Hench, Vice President of Academic and Public Programs, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Room 122, Worcester, MA 01609-1634; (508) 752-5813 or (508) 755-5221; 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.

*March 15. Political Theory.

The Center for Civic Education offers a four-week summer institute on political and constitutional theory at the University of California at Los Angeles. Twenty-seven educators will study political theory and the values and principles of American constitutional democracy. The program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Expenses are covered for housing, meals, transportation, texts, and materials; participants also receive a $1,000 stipend. For more information, contact: John Hale, Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax (818) 591-9330; e-mail [email protected];

*April 30. Black Entertainment Television.

Black Entertainment Television offers the BET on Learning Teacher Grant Competition. To enter, teachers of grades 5-12 develop a lesson plan using one of the BETon Learning programs. The grand-prize winner will receive a $1,500 grant and a one-year subscription to Emerge magazine; BET also will donate a VCR and television to the winner's school. The second-prize winner will receive a $1,000 grant and a one-year subscription to Emerge. The third-prize winner will receive a $500 grant and a one-year subscription to Emerge. For more information, contact: Holly Cypress, Education Coordinator, BET, 1900 West Pl., N.E., Washington, DC 20018-1211; (202) 608-2076.

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.


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. Biology.

The National Association of Biology Teachers offers the Outstanding New Biology Teacher Achievement Award. Biology and life science teachers of grades 7-12 who have no more than three years' teaching experience are eligible. Candidates must have designed an innovative program or technique or contributed to the profession in some other significant way. Teachers can nominate themselves or a colleague. 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.

*March 17. Education Leaders.

The McGraw-Hill Companies seek nominations for their 1997 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. Up to three prizes of $25,000 each will be awarded to individuals who have made a difference in American education. For more information, contact: Elaine Doyle, Program Coordinator, (212) 512-3853; fax (212) 512-3514;

*April 16. Cable Television And Teaching.

Time Warner Cable announces the Time Warner Cable National Teacher Awards. Educators from state-accredited private or public U.S. schools in a Time Warner Cable service area are eligible; candidates submit examples of activities they have developed that combine cable programming and/or the Internet with innovative teaching. Fifteen teachers or teacher-teams will receive $1,000 cash and a trip to Washington, D.C. For more information, contact your local Time Warner Cable company or Bonnie Hathaway, Time Warner Cable, Corporate Communications, 300 First Stamford Pl., Stamford, CT 06902; (203) 328-0620.

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