Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Nomination Process Open for Math Hero Awards Honoring Educators
Nominations are invited for the Raytheon Company’s 2008 Math Hero Awards through the MathMovesU Web site. The annual awards celebrate educators promoting math achievement to students in a fun and challenging learning environment. Awards of $2,500 will be given to teachers, tutors, and volunteers helping middle and high school students improve math skills; an additional $2,500 will be given to the recipient's school or organization. Parents, students, or other teachers are invited to nominate their Math Hero. Deadline: July 15, 2008.
Toshiba America Foundation Accepting Science and Math Education Proposals
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to public and private schools working to improve instruction and learning in science and mathematics for grades 7-12. The foundation focuses on inquiry-based projects designed by individual teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own classrooms. The foundation is currently accepting applications for projects for grades 7-12. (Toshiba America Foundation offers a separate program for grades K-6. See the foundation’s Web site.) The grants program is national in scope. Proposals are welcome from public and private (nonprofit) schools throughout the United States. Decisions about grants of under $5,000 each are made on a rolling basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. For grants larger than $5,000 each, the Board of Directors approves grant requests twice a year. Applicants should submit their large grant proposals no later than either August 1 or February 1 annually. Upcoming deadline: August 1, 2008 (Large Grants).
Mattel Grant Program to Benefit Children Continuation
Mattel’s funds programs that directly and effectively impact children with demonstrated needs (physical, financial, emotional, and health-related), preferring programs with demonstrated results and organizations that use creative and innovative methods to address a locally defined need directly impacting children. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organizations (or have a fiscal sponsor with tax-exempt status) and must directly serve children in communities within the U.S. Grants range from $5,000-$25,000 each for one fiscal year. Funds may be applied to programs or general operating costs. Deadline: July 15, 2008
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation Accepting Concept Papers for youth with Disabilities Grants
The Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation awards grants to nonprofits working to provide inclusiveness-oriented services to disabled young people; organizations whose concept papers are approved can submit a full proposal for next-year funding. Deadline for Concept Papers: June 1, 2008.
Newspaper Association of America Foundation to Support Middle and High School Student Newspaper Projects
Two-year grants of up to $5,000 in Year One, plus an additional $2,500 in Year Two, will be awarded to twelve middle and high schools who are partnering with professionals to produce student newspapers. Grant funds may be used for equipment, software, adviser training, and printing. Deadline: May 16, 2008
Academic Enrichment and Teacher Development Grants, McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation
Grants of up $10,000 a year for a maximum of three years will be awarded to K-12 teachers who are working to increase the educational experiences of a wide range of students, especially those from low-income households. Deadline: May 1, 2008
Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
National Science Foundation Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching recognize outstanding mathematics and science teachers. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspirations to their communities, and leaders in improving mathematics and science education. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: Teachers K-12 with at least five years of mathematics and/or science teaching experience prior to application, assigned to teach mathematics and/or science during the current year at a public or private school. Elementary (K-6) teachers must be assigned, at least half time during the year, to classroom teaching of mathematics or science or be grade K-6 teachers in self-contained classrooms. Deadline: May 1, 2008.
ING Unsung Heroes
The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes innovative and progressive thinking in education through monetary awards. Full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, classified staff members with effective projects that improve student learning at accredited K-12 public or private schools are eligible to apply. Maximum Award: $25,000. Application deadline: April 30, 2008.
LIVESTRONG at School
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is challenging educators to get students involved in the fight against cancer. Participating classes will have the opportunity to win a visit from champion cyclist and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong. Through LIVESTRONG at School, the foundation offers free online lessons to teach K-12 students about cancer in an age-appropriate and empowering way. To enter the LIVESTRONG at School contest, educators must complete a lesson from the LIVESTRONG at School curriculum and answer the question with their students, “What does LIVESTRONG mean to you?” Maximum Award: visit from Lance Armstrong. Eligibility: classes in schools K-12. Deadline: May 1, 2008.
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Autism Speaks invites grant applications that promote services that will enhance the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders. Recognizing that there are multiple needs in this expansive and varied community, the focus of these grants will be on proposals that serve to build the field of services for individuals with autism and expand the capacity to effectively serve this growing community. Autism Speaks seeks grant proposals that address one of the following areas of need: education, recreation/community activities, equipment/supportive technology, and young adult/adult services (including transition planning). Grant amount: $10,000-$20,000. Application deadline: March 28, 2008.
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