Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
September 30. Internet Projects.
Young Authors Magazine is sponsoring the Internet Scholar Awards, grants of up to $2,500 for K-12 public, private, and homeschool teachers who have developed Internet-based classroom activities. Applicants must have an Internet connection and a World Wide Web browser and may enter either as individual teachers or as teams of up to four teachers. Projects should encourage the use of non-commercial Web sites in the following categories: arts and humanities; foreign language; language arts/creative writing/reading; mathematics; music; science; history; and social studies. For more information, contact: Young Authors Magazine, P.O. Box 81847, Lincoln, NE 68501; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.yam.regulus.com/yam.htm.
October 1. Art.
The National Art Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the National Art Education Association, invites applications for four grant programs. The Teacher Incentive Program awards up to $1,000 for proposals to promote art teaching. The Mary McMullan Fund awards up to $1,000 for development of curriculum models and pilot projects to promote arts education. The NAEA Research Fund awards up to $3,000 for proposed research in arts education. The Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Fund awards up to $1,000 for proposals focusing on the goals for student learning outlined in the NAEA's visual-arts standards. Grants are available only to NAEA members with one-year's standing; applicants must submit proposals of five or fewer pages and a written statement describing anticipated benefits of the proposal. For more information, contact: Donnamarie Gilbert, National Art Education Foundation, 1916 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1590; (703) 860-8000.
October 1. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks grant proposals for three types of projects: dissemination and diffusion projects that support conferences and visitor programs spotlighting exemplary humanities programs; materials-development projects that support the creation of new classroom materials such as CD-ROMs or source books; and curricular development and demonstration projects that support studies in the humanities, model courses, or curriculum development. Groups of eight to 16 teachers are eligible to receive up to $250,000 for up to three years. Contact: Research and Education Programs, Room 318, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 606-8380; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.neh.fed.us.
October 1. Japanese Studies.
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies. The programs are designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, improve the quality of teaching about Japan, and integrate the study of Japan into the major disciplines. Grants are available for: seminars on teaching about Japan; instructional materials; and Japan-related speakers and panels at national conventions of major disciplines. For more information, contact: Northeast Asia Council Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1 Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290; (313) 665-2490; fax (313) 665-3801; e-mail [email protected].
October 1. Korean Studies.
The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Korea Foundation, offers grants for the following: workshops and conferences; projects that enhance Korean studies; instructional materials; and Korea-related speakers and panels. For more information, contact: Northeast Asia Council Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 1 Lane Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1290; (313) 665-2490; fax (313) 665-3801; e-mail [email protected].
October 10. National Library Week.
The American Library Association announces its Grolier National Library Week Grant. The applicant with the best proposal for a public-awareness campaign tied to the National Library Week theme "Kids Connect at the Library" receives $4,000 to start the campaign. Contact: Public Information Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 5044; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
October 15. Exchange Program.
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program is accepting applications for the 1998-99 year. The program provides opportunities for qualified educators to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for six weeks, a semester, or a full academic year. Teachers and administrators from elementary and secondary schools and two-year colleges are eligible. Contact: Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 465, Washington, DC 20024; (800) 726-0479; fax (202) 401-7203; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.grad.usda.gov/International/ftep.html.
October 15. Reading Research.
The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships. The Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship is a $6,000 grant to support research in the following areas: beginning reading, readability, reading difficulty, stages of reading development, the relation of vocabulary to reading, and diagnosing and teaching adults with limited reading ability. The Teacher as Researcher Grant program supports teachers in their inquiries about literacy and instruction; grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded, although priority will be given to smaller requests of $1,000 to $2,000. Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to IRA members for proposed research that addresses new and significant questions in literacy and reading. The Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant provides an IRA member with up to $5,000 for a research-dissemination activity of two to 10 months. For more information, contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail [email protected].
October 23. Study Abroad.
The United States Information Agency, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and the Institute of International Education are seeking applications for the 1998-99 Fulbright Grants for graduate study or research abroad. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and should hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent; creative and performing artists need four years of relevant training or study. The grants provide travel, maintenance for the duration of the grant, a research allowance, and tuition waivers, if applicable. Contact: U.S. Student Programs Division at the Institute of International Education at (212) 984-5330.
November 15. Government.
The President's Commission on White House Fellowships offers 11 to 19 fellowships for professionals to participate in a one-year educational program in government and leadership. Fellows work as special assistants in Cabinet-level departments. Teachers who are U.S. citizens are eligible. For more information, contact: President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Pl., N.W., Washington, DC 20503; (202) 395-4522.
*December 1. Library Conferences.
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 or school library receive grants of $1,000 each to attend the 1998 American Library Association annual conference in Washington, D.C. Applicants must be YALSA members who have from one to 10 years of experience working with teenagers and who 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; fax (312) 664-7459; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.ala.org.
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. Contact: BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; fax (312) 664-7459; http:// www.ala.org.
*December 1. Library 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 as seed money for small-scale projects that promote research relating to library services for young adults. Only members of YALSA are eligible. Contact: Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant, YALSA Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390; fax (312) 664-7459; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.ala.org.
*December 1. Math Meeting.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics seeks applicants for the Future Leaders Annual Meeting Support Project. Designed for full-time K-12 teachers, the project pays up to $1,000 in travel expenses. NCTM members who have never attended an NCTM annual meeting and who have three to 10 years' experience teaching are eligible. For more information, contact: Mathematics Education Trust, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; (703) 620-9840, ext. 113.
December 1. Math Scholarships.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offers several scholarship and grant programs for K-12 teachers interested in improving their mathematics skills. The NCTM Standards in Your Own Classroom Awards, which are supported by the Glenadine Gibb Endowment Fund, pay $2,000 to K-12 teachers for projects to implement the NCTM standards. The Dale Seymour Endowment Fund awards scholarships of up to $2,000. The Clarence Olander Grants provide up to $2,000 for in-service training. The Ernest Duncan Scholarship Awards and the Future Leaders Annual Meeting Support Project Awards offer K-6 teachers up to $1,000. The Mary Dolciani Scholarship Awards offer grade 7-12 teachers up to $1,500. Contact: Mathematics Education Trust, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; (703) 620-9840, ext. 113.
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 in technology education. Applicants are judged on evidence of teaching success, leadership potential, plans for professional development, and financial need. To request an application for either grant, contact: Foundation for Technology Education, 1914 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1539; (804) 559-4226 or (703) 860-2100.
*December 4. Internet Connection.
The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, announces the ICONnect Mini-Grants. Teams of school library media specialists and classroom teachers can apply for grants of $1,000 toward travel to a state or national conference or toward the purchase of technology for the media center. The school library media specialist applying for the mini-grant must be a member of AASL/ALA. Up to five grants will be awarded based on the proposal's creativity, clarity, and completeness and the effective use of Internet resources to develop the unit. Contact: ICONnect Mini-Grants, American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4389; e-mail ICON[email protected]; http://www.ala.org/ICONN/index.html.
*December 5. Women's Sports.
The Women's Sports Foundation offers 100 Tampax Grants to middle-level schools and high schools for sports programs serving girls ages 9-18. 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 11. Education Research.
The National Academy of Education seeks applicants for the 1998-99 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 January 1, 1992, and December 31, 1997. 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 $45,000 for one year; part-time fellows receive $22,500 for two years. Contact: National Academy of Education, School of Education, CERAS 108, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-3084; (415) 725-1003.
*January 5. Science Research.
The American Physiological Society encourages science teachers in grades 6-12 to apply for its Frontiers in Physiology Summer Research Program. As many as 20 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, plus $500 to attend a one-week retreat and $750 for travel expenses to the April 1999 APS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Contact: Phyllis Edelman, Project Coordinator, American Physiological Society, Frontiers in Physiology, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3991; (301) 571-0692; e-mail [email protected].
*January 5. Teacher Research.
The Spencer Practitioner Research Communication and Mentoring Program offers grants to strengthen the effectiveness of teacher research and clarify its uses. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to teachers, groups or networks of teachers, and partnerships of teacher and university researchers. For guidelines, contact: Lisa Lattuca, Mentoring and Communications Grants, Spencer Foundation, 900 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60611-1542; (312) 337-7000, ext. 630; [email protected].
*January 9. Math.
K-12 mathematics teachers are encouraged to apply for Toyota's Investment in Mathematics Excellence Grants. The program is sponsored in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; 35 grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded to develop innovative approaches to math instruction. For more information, contact: Toyota's Investment in Mathematics Excellence, c/o National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; (888) 573-TIME; e-mail [email protected].
*January 12. Gender Equity.
The American Association of University Women Educational Foundation awards Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships to women who have demonstrated a commitment to educational equity for girls through work in the classroom. Applicants must be full-time K-12 public school teachers in the United States; 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. For more information, contact: American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Dept. 80, 2201 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (319) 337-1716.
*January 15. Teachers College.
The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers various fellowships for staff at independent schools. Fifty fellowships at the Klingenstein Summer Institute are offered to independent secondary school teachers with two to five years of experience; fellows explore teaching styles, educational philosophies, and personal development. Heads of independent schools are eligible for one month of intensive study at Columbia as Visiting Fellows. Twelve Klingenstein Fellowships also are available to independent school teachers in grades 5-12 with at least five years of experience; participants study educational and leadership development for either one semester or one year. All fellows receive a tuition stipend. Summer Institute teachers also receive housing, while Program Fellows get stipends and Visiting Fellows receive hotel accommodations. For more information, contact: Joseph Klingenstein Center, Box 125, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3449; http://www.tc.columbia.edu/~klingenstein/.
*January 16. Science.
Dow Chemical Co. and the National Science Teachers Association present the Dow/NSTA Summer Workshop. Sixteen chemistry teachers 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) 312-9201.
*January 21. Science.
Toyota Motor Sales Inc., in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, offers 50 Tapestry Grants for K-12 science teachers to implement innovative student projects in environmental education or the physical sciences. Grant awards range up to $10,000; winners also receive an expenses-paid trip to the 1998 NSTA convention in Las Vegas. Contact: Toyota Tapestry Grants, c/o National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807-9852; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.nsta.org/programs/toyota.shtml.
October 1. Reading Dissertation.
The International Reading Association invites doctoral students in the field of reading/literacy research to apply for its Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award. Individuals who are IRA members and have completed dissertations between September 1, 1996, and August 31, 1997, are eligible for the $1,000 prize. The winner and finalists will be invited to present their research at the IRA's annual convention. Contact: Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award, Division of Research, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; e-mail [email protected].
October 10. 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 honorees will each receive $2,500. For more information, contact: Tandy Technology Scholars, TCU Box 298990, Fort Worth, TX 76129; (817) 924-4087; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.tandy.com/scholars.
October 15. Learning Disabilities.
The International Reading Association invites applications for the Albert J. Harris Award, which recognizes an outstanding contribution to the prevention and/or assessment of reading or learning disabilities. Those who have published in a professional journal or monograph between June 1, 1996, and June 1, 1997, are eligible for the $500 award. For guidelines, contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax (302) 732-1057; e-mail [email protected].
October 15. Reading Research.
The International Reading Association sponsors the Dina Feitelson Research Award. The $500 prize goes to an outstanding empirical study reporting on literacy acquisition. Research that has been published in English in a refereed journal between January 1, 1994, and June 30, 1997, may be submitted by the author or others. Nominees do not need to be members of the IRA. For more information, contact: Gail Keating, Division of Research, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail [email protected].
November 1. Innovations.
Northern Life Insurance Co. invites nominations for its Education's Unsung Heroes Awards. Eligible are full-time K-12 educators, paraprofessionals, and classified staff who have initiated an effective teaching program. Eighty finalists win $2,000 to further projects in their schools. Three grand-prize winners receive $25,000, $10,000, or $5,000 to further winning projects in their schools or districts. For an application and more information, contact: Northern Life Education's Unsung Heroes Awards Program, c/o Citizen's Scholarship Foundation of America, 1505 Riverview Rd., P.O. Box 297, St. Peter, MN 56082; (507) 931-1682; fax (507) 931-2103; http://www.unsungheroes.com.
November 14. Films In Science.
The Science Screen Report Inc., in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, sponsors the Science Screen Report Award. K-12 science teachers who have used commercially available films or videos to develop a science unit or theme are encouraged to apply. The winner receives $1,000, plus up to $500 to attend the 1998 NSTA convention in Las Vegas. Contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100; http://www.nsta.org/programs/ssreport.shtml.
November 14. Science.
The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with various corporate and association sponsors, offers a number of awards for K-12 science teachers. The criteria for each award varies, but most applicants are judged on the basis of their leadership, teaching, curriculum, and influence. Sponsors include the American Water Works Association; Barrick Goldstrike Mines Inc.; CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corp.; Ohaus Corp.; Shell Oil Co.; and the Drug, Chemical, and Trades Education Foundation. Awards include cash prizes of up to $10,000, computers, NSTA memberships, and expenses-paid trips to the 1998 NSTA convention in Las Vegas. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100; http://www.nsta.org/programs/.
November 14. Science Facilities.
Sheldon Laboratory Systems, a division of General Equipment Manufacturers, seeks applicants for its Sheldon Exemplary Equipment and Facilities Award. This award, offered in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, honors a K-12 teacher who effectively uses classroom and laboratory space, furniture, fixtures, and teaching apparatus. The winner receives $1,000, plus up to $500 to attend the 1998 NSTA convention in Las Vegas. Contact: National Science Teachers Association Award Programs, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100; http://www.nsta.org/programs/sheldon.shtml.
November 24. Music.
The Harry A. Logan Jr. Foundation announces the 1998 Heidi Castleman Award for Excellence in Chamber Music Teaching, a $1,000 prize for an oustanding leader of exceptional chamber music programs for students ages 6-18. For more information, contact: Chamber Music America, 305 Seventh Ave., Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10001-6008; (212) 242-2022, ext. 101.
*December 1. 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 their books, 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.
*December 1. Promising Poets.
The International Reading Association honors a children's poet every three years with the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award. The $500 prize goes to an outstanding new poet who has published no more than two books of poetry for children and young adults; the books must have been copyrighted between 1994 and 1997. Non-English submissions must be accompanied by an English translation. For more information, contact: Shirley Choo, Poetry and Prose Award Subcommittee, 1784 Pepperidge Ct., Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 3V9.
*December 1. Technology.
The Foundation for Technology Education offers its Maley/FTE Technology Teacher Scholarship to a technology teacher who is beginning or continuing graduate study. Applicants for the $1,000 award must be members of the International Technology Education Association; the scholarship is awarded based on evidence of teaching success and the applicant's research and professional-development plans. For more information, contact: Tom Hughes, Foundation for Technology Education, 1914 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1539; (804) 559-4226; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.iteawww.org/maley.html.
*December 5. Heroes In Education.
Reader's Digest is accepting nominations for its American Heroes in Education program, which 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: Claudia Edwards, Director, American Heroes in Education Awards, Reader's Digest Association Inc., Reader's Digest Rd., Pleasantville, NY 10570-7000; (914) 244-2030.
*January 3. Hall Of Fame.
The National Teachers Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for its 1998 induction. Active or retired certified K-12 teachers with at least 20 years of classroom experience are eligible. Five teachers are selected and receive an expenses-paid weekend for the June induction ceremony; each will be represented in the Hall of Fame Gallery. For nomination forms, contact: National Teachers Hall of Fame, 1320 C of E Dr., Emporia, KS 66801; (800) 96-TEACH.
*January 15. Research.
The National Association for Gifted Children announces the Hollingworth Award Competition to encourage educational and psychological studies with potential benefit for gifted and talented students. Educators, organizations, and institutions 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.
--Julie Hope Kaufman