Following is a list of application deadlines for grants, fellowships, and honors available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
The Aerospace Education Foundation offers grants of up to $250 to elementary and secondary classroom teachers to promote aerospace education. Two teachers per school may receive grants in a calendar year, and teachers may receive a grant every other year. For more information, contact: Aerospace Education Foundation, 1501 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209-1198; (800) 727-3337, ext. 4880.
February 1. Children's Literature.
The Children's Literature Association sponsors the Children's Literature Association Research Fellowships and Scholarships for ChLA members. As many as four fellowships of between $250 and $1,000 are awarded for proposals of literary criticism or original scholarship that eventually will be published. Those interested in exploring fantasy or science fiction for youngsters are eligible for the Margaret P. Esmonde Memorial Scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded varies depending on the number of applicants. Contact: Donna White, English Dept., Clemson University, 801 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634-1503; (616) 965-8180.
February 13. Korean Studies.
The Korea Society announces fellowships for study in Korea. As many as 19 American educators spend nearly three weeks in Korea during the 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. For more information, contact: Yong Jin Choi, Director, Korean Studies Program, Korea Society, 950 Third Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022; (212) 759-7525; fax (212) 759-7530; e-mail [email protected].org; www.koreasociety.org.
February 28. College Scholarships.
The Horace Mann Companies, an Illinois-based firm that sells insurance and retirement annuities to educators, seeks entries for the Horace Mann Scholarship Program. Eligible are high school seniors who are children or legal dependents 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, five $4,000 scholarships, and 10 $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; www.horacemann.com.
February 28. Japan.
The United States-Japan Foundation offers grants for the improvement and enhancement of U.S. K-12 instruction on Japan through teacher training, professional development, intensive study tours in Japan, and curriculum design. The foundation will consider new or existing programs that include some of the following components: leadership development; information on U.S.-Japan relations and contemporary issues in both countries; pedagogical training on the incorporation of international issues into the curriculum; and multimedia teaching tools, including on-line technology. Grants last for one year but may be renewed by the foundation. The foundation also supports the improvement of Japanese-language instruction through teacher training and curriculum development. Another round of grants is awarded following an August deadline. Contact: the United States-Japan Foundation, 145 East 32nd St., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016; (212) 481-8757; fax (212) 481-8762; e-mail [email protected].
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 to receive 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. For more information, contact: James Madison Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, IA 52243-4030; (800) 525-6928; e-mail [email protected]
March 2. Rain Forest Workshop.
Rainforest Workshops for Educators and Naturalists is a program that aims to engage teachers and school administrators in research with biodiversity experts, ornithologists, canopy researchers, marine biologists, geographers, and environmental leaders. K-12 educators can enter a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship to attend one of the summer workshops in Belize, Costa Rica, or along the Amazon. The workshops are co-sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association. For more information, contact: Rainforest Workshops, 801 Devon Pl., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 669-6806; members.aol.com/EdWorkshop.
*March 7. Teachers At Sea.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers the Teacher at Sea Program. K-12 teachers and college professors work aboard NOAA hydrographic, oceanographic, and fisheries research vessels with scientists and crew. After the program, participating teachers submit a report to NOAA of their work, 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 pay transportation fees to the ships' departure points. Contact: Judy Sohl, Coordinator, Teacher at Sea Program, 1801 Fairview Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102; (206) 553-2633.
*April 24. Language.
The Center for Applied Linguistics seeks applicants for its 1998 G. Richard Tucker Summer Fellowships. The eight-week fellowships in Washington, D.C., pay a $2,400 stipend and travel expenses of up to $1,000. Fellows work on CAL research or another suitable project suggested by the fellow. Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian master's or doctoral degree program in a field relating to the study of language; they must also have completed the equivalent of at least one year of full-time graduate study. Fellows are selected based on an application that includes: a research proposal, two letters of recommendation, graduate school academic transcripts, and a writing sample. Priority is given to proposals focusing on language education or on language issues relating to minorities in the United States or Canada. For more information, contact: Grace Burkart, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd St. N.W., Washington, DC 20037; (202) 429-9292; e-mail [email protected]
*April 30. Graphic Arts.
The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation invites graphic arts educators to submit grant proposals for education projects in the graphic-communications field. Typical programs aim to teach students about graphic arts technology and management. Proposals submitted by April 30 are considered for full funding; proposals for grants of up to $2,500 are accepted on a rolling basis. For proposal guidelines, contact: Susan Snow, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, 1899 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191-4367; (703) 264-7200; fax (703) 620-0994; e-mail [email protected].
*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 such children, and 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.