Following are application deadlines for grants and fellowships available to individuals and schools. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*October 17 LIBRARIES
The American Library Association and Scholastic Library Publishing announce the annual Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. Open to all U.S. libraries, the $5,000 grant is awarded to a single institution for the best proposal for a public awareness campaign tied to National Library Week, April 2-8. All applications must include the 2006 theme, “Change Your World @ Your Library,” and address ways to build public awareness. Contact: Public Information Office, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433, ext. 4020; e-mail [email protected]; www.ala.org/@yourlibrary/nlwgrant.
*October 17 SERVICE-LEARNING
Youth Service America and the State Farm Companies Foundation are offering 100 State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning grants. The $1,000 grants are available for teachers, youths ages 5-25, and school-based service-learning coordinators to implement projects for National & Global Youth Service Day in April. Service-learning helps build stronger academic skills, foster civic responsibility, and develop leadership skills. More information and application materials are available on the Web site. Contact: Grants Department, Youth Service America, 1101 15th St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 296-2992, ext. 11; fax (202) 296-4030; e-mail [email protected]; www.ysa.org/nysd.
*November 1 READING
The Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Award honors an outstanding K-6 classroom teacher of reading and language arts dedicated to improving teaching and learning through reflective writing about his or her teaching and learning process. Applicants for the $1,000 award must be members of the International Reading Association. Contact: Executive Office, International Reading Association, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 221; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail [email protected]; www.reading.org.
*November 4 MATHEMATICS
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ Mathematics Education Trust supports the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning through grants, awards, and other projects. MET provides funds to support classroom teachers in improving classroom practices and increasing educators’ mathematical knowledge. Grants range from $1,200 to $8,000; application requirements and judging criteria vary. Contact: NCTM’s MET, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e-mail [email protected]; www.nctm.org/about/met.
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