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American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Teacher Grant
http://www.aapt.org/Grants/hsgrant.cfm
The American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Teacher Grant will reward a proposal designed to result in better teaching, student understanding and interest, and increased class enrollment. The proposal may use a new teaching method or an adaptation of an existing idea. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: members of AAPT. Deadline: Dec. 1, 2008.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Science and Math Programs
http://www.aiaa.org/content.cfm?pageid=216
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Science and Math Programs Grants assist educators in presenting mathematics, science, and technology principles to K-12 students in an exciting, hands-on manner. Maximum award: $1,000. Eligibility: AIAA Educator Associate K-12 teachers. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2008.

Broad Residency in Urban Education
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml
The Broad Residency in Urban Education is a two-year leadership development program that places participants into full-time high-level managerial positions in school districts and Charter Management Organizations. The residency is designed for individuals with an advanced degree (master's or higher), at least four years of work experience, and a successful record of leadership and/or management. Residents earn starting annual salaries of $85,000 to $95,000 and participate in professional development sessions over the course of two years. At the end of the program, the Broad Residency expects that school districts and CMOs will hire residents permanently in their current positions or promote them into more senior leadership posts. The initial steps of the admissions process occur in two cycles. Candidates may enter the process in either the early or regular cycle. Candidates who apply to the early cycle will be notified sooner whether they will be advancing to a final interview with the hiring organization. The Early Cycle Deadline is December 1, 2008; the Regular Cycle Deadline is February 2, 2009.

Grants Available to Support Summer Camps to Introduce Young People to Careers in Manufacturing and Engineering
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15015331/fmafdn
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Foundation and the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Foundation offer grants ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 not-for-profit organizations and educational institutions offering overnight or day-camp experiences in summer 2009 that introduce young people to careers in manufacturing and engineering. The purpose of the manufacturing camps is to provide a positive, hands-on experience so young people will consider manufacturing as a future career option. Camps must target young people, ages 12-16. Preference will be given to organizations serving minority populations. Grant funds may be used for expenses related to curriculum development and instruction, as well as direct expenses such as housing, meals, transportation, and supplies. Deadline: December 12, 2008

National Center for Family Literacy Invites Entries for Toyota Family Literacy Teacher of the Year
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=227900013
An award of $7,500 plus a trip to the 2009 National Conference on Family Literacy in Orlando, Florida, will be given to family educators working to improve children's, adult/ESL, and parenting education. Family educators from across the United States are eligible for the award. Nominees must work primarily in children's education, adult/ESL education, parenting education, or other educational services and must be able to demonstrate an impact on intergenerational learning between parents and children. Programs may nominate up to two educators. The online nomination form must be completed by the program director or coordinator. The nomination must include a statement of support for the nominated educator written by an adult student who works with the educator. Deadline: December 5, 2008

NFL Grassroots Program
http://www.lisc.org/section/goals/healthy/youth
Community football fields or high school football fields need improvements or replacement can apply to the NFL Grassroots Program, which provides grants to nonprofit neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety and accessibility of local football fields. Deadline: December 15, 2008.

Reader’s Digest Foundation: “Make It Matter” Grants
http://www.rd.com/make-your-mark-make-a-difference/make-it-matter/article54800.html
To identify people whose stories of giving back inspire others, the foundation will donate funds to a nonprofit organization associated with a particular story or cause. Anyone can submit a story about an effective or inspiring group, which will be published on the website; the nonprofits selected will receive funds up to $100,000. Deadline: January 1, 2009.

SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards
http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/projects_Awards.html
The SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Environmental Excellence Awards recognize outstanding grassroots efforts by students and teachers to protect and preserve the environment. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: all schools (grades K-12) and community groups. Deadline: Nov. 28, 2008.

Students Invited to Create “Green Solutions” in National Middle School Sustainability Challenge
http://www.wecanchange.com/
Middle school students across the United States are invited to submit solutions to environmental problems for the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, a national sustainability education initiative (sponsored by the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, and National Science Teachers Association). Student teams of 2-3 students, grades 6-8, under the mentorship of a teacher or adult supervisor, can register for the challenge. Teams will identify an environmental issue in their community, research the issue, and create a replicable green solution using Web-based curriculum tools. The mentors of the first hundred teams to register and complete a project for challenge will receive a Planet Earth series DVD set. All student teams entering the challenge will receive prizes; top-performing teams will earn cash, teacher education materials, and “Discovery Experience” trips. The grand prize winning team will receive a comprehensive prize package, which includes an appearance on Planet Green, Discovery’s eco-lifestyle network, and a Discovery Adventure Trip. Deadline: March 15, 2009.

Do Something Announces “Increase Your Green” School Competition
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=217000004
Awards of up to $1,500 will be given to middle and high schools working to reduce the environmental impact of their school during an eight week competition where students will showcase how their school saved energy, reduced waste, and raised awareness. The judging categories are: (1) energy saved; (2) garbage reduced, recycled, and reused; (3) number of people involved/impacted; and (4) innovative quality of actions and ideas. The competition is open to middle and high schools. Deadline: December 15, 2008

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