Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
AAPT: High School Physics Teacher Grant
The goal of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is to encourage high school teachers to experiment and improve on their teaching practices. AAPT believes that as teaching practice improves, physics enrollment and excitement among students increase and therefore offers the High School Physics Teacher Grant to provide funds to kick start the implementation of these practices. The grants are given each year to teachers whose proposals meet the goals of the grant: that the proposed procedures should result in better teaching practice, student understanding and interest, and/or increased enrollment. Proposal may use a new teaching method or an adaptation of an existing idea. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: members of AAPT. Deadline: December 1, 2009.
Do Something Awards
Since 1996, Do Something has honored the nation’s best young world-changers. Do Something Award Winners represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause, or issue and are rewarded with a project grant, participation in a special award ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something. The awards are given to young people (age 25 or under) in recognition of their leadership in community improvement and concern for the lives of others. Recipients of the award receive a grant of up to $100,000 toward the cause of their choice. Deadline for application: December 15, 2009.
Do Something Invites Teens to Organize Food Drives
Selected teens from middle and high schools, sports teams, Do Something Clubs, and church groups across the nation will win a $1,000 donation to their local food bank for their work in effectively organizing food drives to help fight hunger in their community. Do Something’s goal for the drives is 1 Million lbs of food collected by teens. Entrants could win a pizza party sponsored by DoSomething.org and a $1000 donation to their local food bank. Deadline for submission: December 15, 2009.
Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program
Emerging Leaders is a competitive program that places undergraduate and graduate students with disabilities in fulfilling summer internships and provides them with leadership development opportunities. Emerging Leaders partners with America’s leading businesses to help them find outstanding young talent while also considering diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices. To be considered for an internship, a student must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student who has completed at least 60 credits and is maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA. Application deadline: December 31, 2009.
Fund for Teachers Accepting Applications for 2010 Summer Education Grants
Fund for Teachers invites educators from across the United States to submit proposals for their own educational adventures next summer. The program is designed to provide educators with the opportunity to pursue areas of personal and professional interest and bring their experiences back to the classroom for the benefit of their students. Eligible projects include tours, conferences, and independent studies anywhere in the world. Individual grants of up to $5,000 and team grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Deadline: January 29, 2010.
Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Accepting Applications from School Libraries
The foundation makes grants of up to $6,000 each to update, extend, and diversify the book collections of school libraries. All LBF grants are made to individual schools rather than to school districts, county systems, private organizations, foundations, or other entities. LBF gives selection preference to schools in which 90% or more of the students receive free or reduced lunches and are likely to have the fewest books at home. Deadline for application: December 31, 2009.
National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association Announce We the People Bookshelf Grant Opportunity
Each year, NEH chooses a theme important to the nation's heritage and selects books that embody that theme to build the We the People Bookshelf. The theme for the 2009-2010 Bookshelf is “A More Perfect Union.” Four thousand public and K-12 libraries will receive seventeen books that help young readers understand great literature and explore themes in American history. Deadline: January 29, 2010.
American Psychiatric Foundation Offers Grants for High Schools to Implement Mental Health Educational Model
Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded to community organizations, high schools, and school districts implementing an educational program designed to help school personnel raise their awareness of mental disorders in teens. Established by the American Psychiatric Foundation, a philanthropic and educational subsidiary of the American Psychiatric Association, the Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health Education Grant Program provides funding to implement the Typical or Troubled? School Mental Health educational model in communities across the United States. Deadline: October 30, 2009
College Board: Bob Costas Grants
Every year the College Board recognizes exceptional teachers, grades 6-12, for innovative methods they use to develop students’ writing skills. Bob Costas Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to teachers who inspire their students to write and who will benefit most from a grant to enhance a successful project. Projects can be carried out in school (public or nonpublic), through an after-school writing workshop, or during a summer program. Maximum award: $2,000. Eligibility: Teachers from all academic disciplines grades 6-12. Deadline: November 20, 2009.
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Since 1996, Do Something has honored the nation’s best young world-changers. Do Something Award Winners represent pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause, or issue, and are rewarded with a project grant, participation in a special award ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something. Young people age 25 or under will be honored for leadership in community improvement and concern for the lives of others with grants of up to $100,000 towards their organization or cause. Deadline: December 15, 2009.
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