Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Implementation Cooperative Agreements
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the availability of System of Care Expansion implementation cooperative agreements to support state, community, and tribal efforts to develop, expand, and sustain a system of care that will provide mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families and/or caregivers. Deadline: March 21, 2014.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Planning Grants
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced the availability of System of Care Expansion planning grants to support state, community, and tribal efforts to develop, expand, and sustain a system of care that will provide mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families and/or caregivers. Deadline: March 19, 2014.
American Association of University Women Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 Community Action Grants
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Community Action grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations conducting programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls. Special consideration is given to projects focused on K–12 and community college girls’ and women’s achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math. Topic areas are unrestricted but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equality for women and girls. One-year grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to provide funding for community-based projects. Two-year grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded as startup funding for new projects that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities. Deadline January 15, 2014.
New Leaders for New Schools: Aspiring Principals Program
New Leaders for New Schools is accepting applications for candidates who meet its selection criteria (see website) and want to lead change for children in low-income communities by becoming urban public school principals. Candidates should have a record of success in leading adults, expertise in K-12 teaching and learning, drive to lead an excellent urban school, and an unyielding belief in the potential of every child to achieve academically at high levels. Eligibility: a minimum of 2-4 years of successful K-12 instruction experience (depends on location); and teaching certificate and/or advanced degree, depending on location. Deadline: January 30, 2014.
U.S. Department of State Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching
The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching program sends highly accomplished primary and secondary teachers from the U.S. abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S for a three to six months. Maximum award: Program costs such as tuition, room and board, and transportation are covered by the grant; participants receive a maintenance allowance designed to assist with the costs of food and lodging during the program. Distinguished Teachers also have the opportunity to apply for professional development funds to support development and research, or cover the expenses of attending a conference or workshop related to their fields of teaching expertise. Eligibility (for U.S. applicants): U.S. citizens who are employed full-time at an accredited school in the U.S. or its territories, hold a Master's degree (or are enrolled in a Master's program at the time the grant begins), and are in at least the fifth year of full-time teaching. Deadline: December 15, 2013.
Vernier: Engineering Contest
To recognize creative teaching, Vernier Software & Technology is sponsoring a contest for high school and college science/engineering teachers. Maximum award: $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2014 ASEE conference in New Orleans. Eligibility: teachers in schools serving grades K-12, as well as post- secondary undergraduate college departments are eligible. Deadline: January 15, 2014.
AIA/NAR: Team America Rocketry Challenge
The Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest rocket contest, sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). Teams of 3-10 students design, build, and fly a model rocket that reaches a specific altitude and duration determined by a set of rules developed each year. The contest is designed to encourage students to study math and science and pursue careers in aerospace. The top 100 teams go to Washington, D.C. for the national finals in May. Maximum award: $60,000 in cash and scholarships split between the top 10 finishers. NASA invites top teams to participate in its Student Launch Initiative, an advanced rocketry program. Eligibility: The application for a team must come from a single school or a single U.S. incorporated non-profit youth or educational organization (excluding the National Association of Rocketry, Tripoli Rocketry Association, or any other rocket club or organization). Team members must be students who are currently enrolled in grades 7 through 12 in a U.S. school or homeschool. Deadline: December 1, 2013.
Captain Planet Foundation Seeks Applications for K-12 Environment-Based Projects
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from K-12 schools for environment-based education projects to be implemented in the spring and summer of 2014.Seed grants of up to $500 will be awarded for high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Grants are intended to serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education into schools and to help youth and communities participate in environmental stewardship activities. Grants are generally awarded to U.S.-based schools with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. To be eligible, schools or sponsoring agencies must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Deadline: January 31, 2014.
Earthwatch Institute: Fellowships
The Earthwatch Institute offers educators fully funded fellowships for hands-on learning with leading scientists doing field research and conservation on projects around the world. Maximum award: fully funded fellowship. Eligibility: elementary, middle, and high school educators and administrators of any discipline. Deadline: two weeks after educator-interest application is submitted; ultimate deadline May 1, 2014.
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Each year, the ING Unsung Heroes program selects 100 educators to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of them are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services designs and manages scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Deadline: April 30, 2014.
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