Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
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 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. For more information, 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 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 [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. For more information, contact: National Academy of Education, School of Education, CERAS 108, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-3084; (415) 725-1003.
*December 30. Teacher Scholar Program.
The Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University is seeking applications for its weeklong Teacher Scholar Program for middle and high school teachers. Two teachers are selected--one from a science field and one from another discipline--to spend a week in residence at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., producing an interdisciplinary activity, unit, or lesson. Each teacher gets a $750 stipend; the scholar's school receives up to $500 toward the cost of hiring a substitute. For applications and information, 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]; http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/index4.html .
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 APS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. For more information, 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 and more information, 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.
*January 16. Math And Science Grants.
The Growth Initiative for Teachers Grant is awarded to 60 teacher teams that plan to use technology to integrate their school's science and math curricula. The teams must include one math teacher and one science teacher from the same school. Each team receives $7,000 to implement its plan, and each member receives $2,500 for professional development. The grants are sponsored by the GTE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the publicly held telecommunications company. Applicants must meet various criteria to be eligible. For more information, contact the GTE Foundation at (800) 315-5010 or e-mail [email protected]
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. For 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.
*February 1. Field Research.
The Earthwatch Teacher Fellowship offers educators opportunities to participate in two-week expeditions throughout the world during the summer of 1998. The program is sponsored by more than 40 corporations and administered by Earthwatch, a nonprofit group supporting scientific field research worldwide. Educators work side-by-side with researchers on expeditions; field research is multidisciplinary, so full-time teachers of any subject are eligible. Counselors and administrators may also apply. Each fellow is eligible for funding covering part or all of the expedition. For more information, contact: Matt Craig, Education Awards Manager, Earthwatch, 680 Mt. Auburn St., Box 9104, Watertown, MA 02272; (617) 926-8200, ext. 118; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.earthwatch.org.
*February 1. Laboratory Fellowship.
Fermilab announces its Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Teacher Fellowship. The fellow works at the Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., for up to 12 months and researches particle physics and develops curriculum material. Graduate credit of up to nine semester hours is available, and the fellow receives 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 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 1. Science Fellowship.
The Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University sponsors the Wright Fellowship for middle and high school science teachers. During the yearlong program, fellows pursue research projects related to their fields as scholars-in-residence at Tufts. The fellowship pays a $35,000 salary, plus benefits and a moving stipend. Six teachers are usually selected as fellows; applicants should have at least five years' teaching experience. 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]; http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/index4.html
*February 2. Humanities.
The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Council for Basic Education announce the Humanities Scholars Program. Seventeen teams of four K-12 classroom teachers are selected for yearlong fellowships; teams work with a scholar of national reputation whom they have chosen. The four teachers receive $1,400 each, the scholar, $1,500. Three of the four teachers must teach at least half their course load in the humanities. For more eligibility guidelines and information, contact: Susannah Patton or Elsa Little, Council for Basic Education, 1319 F St., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004-1152; (202) 347-4171; fax (202) 347-5047; e-mail [email protected]; http://www.c-b-e.org.
*February 2. Library Research.
The American Association of School Librarians and the Highsmith Co. sponsor the 1998 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]; http://www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
*February 2. Library Scholarship.
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. For more information, contact: Information Plus Scholarship, AASL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; http://www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
*February 22. 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 NSTA convention in Las Vegas. 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) 312-9201.
*February 27. 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: 1998 C-SPAN High School Teacher Fellowship Program, C-SPAN, c/o Education and Marketing Services, 400 North Capitol St., N.W., Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 523-7586.
*November 14. Science Teaching.
The 1998 Gustav Ohaus Awards for Innovations in Science Teaching are awarded to teachers with innovative ideas for improving science education. Proposals might include new designs in curricula, instructional methods, or program organization and administration. Ohaus Corp., a manufacturer of educational scales, and the National Science Teachers Association sponsor the awards. One $1,000 award and one $750 award are given in four categories: elementary school, middle school, high school, and junior college. For more information, contact: National Science Teachers Association-Ohaus Awards Program, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100; www.nsta.org.
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. 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]; www.iteawww.org.
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 and more information, 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.
*January 16. 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 full-time 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 Atlanta in June. For more information, contact: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2752; (703) 706-4600.
*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 of 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 2. 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. For more information, 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]; www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
*February 2. 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 1998 American Library Association conference in Washington, D.C. 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. For more information, contact: Frances Henne Award, American Association of School Librarians, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4384; www.ala.org/work/awards/awards.html.
*February 2. 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 more information, contact: Hope Bonito, Chemical Manufacturers Association, 1300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 741-5826; (703) 741-6094.