Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Classroom Grants from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) provides grants of $200 to help K-12 educators present mathematics, science, and technology principles to students in an exciting, hands-on manner. Grants can be used for classroom demonstration kits and science supplies, math and science software, graphing calculators, supplies for making flying objects, supplies for robotic programs, or other materials. Application deadline: November 30, 2006.
Clay Aiken Able-To-Serve Grants
The Bubel/Aiken Foundation and Youth Service America are offering grants of up to $1,000 to support youth-led service projects in which youth with and without disabilities serve their communities together on National and Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22, 2007. These grants support youth (ages 5-25), teachers, youth leaders, youth-serving organizations, or organizations that serve people with disabilities in implementing service projects. Projects must address community needs identified by youth, such as the environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, and literacy. Application deadline: November 30, 2006.
Community Action Grants from the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation
In 2007-08, the American Association of University Women’s Educational Foundation will award one- and two-year grants. One-year grants of $2,000-$7,000 will provide seed money for new projects that include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Two-year grants of $5,000-$10,000 will provide start-up funds for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities (and also include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls). Application deadline: January 15, 2007.
Hamilton Fish Institute Field-Initiated Studies Program: School Violence Prevention
The Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence is seeking innovative research proposals focused on original rigorous scientific research related to the prevention of violence in schools and their communities. Two 9-month grants of $80,000 each will be awarded with funding from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Institutions of higher education, state and local education agencies, and public and private organizations are eligible to apply. Application deadline: November 20, 2006. Request for Proposals available in PDF (4 pages, 56 KB).
Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program supports projects to develop faculty and library leaders, to recruit and educate the next generation of librarians, to conduct research, to encourage high school and college students to consider careers in libraries, to build institutional capacity in graduate schools of library and information science, and to assist in the professional development of librarians and library staff. Grants of up to $1,000,000 will be awarded. All types of libraries, except federal and for-profit libraries, and institutions of higher education may apply. Application deadline: December 15, 2006.
National Education Association Fine Arts Grants for Secondary Fine Arts Teachers
The National Education Association (NEA) Fine Arts Grants program helps fine arts teachers to create and implement fine arts programs that promote learning among students at risk of school failure. This year, the program is accepting applications from teachers of grades 6-12. Programs must address the arts (e.g., painting, sculpture, photography, music, theater, dance, design, media, or folk arts). At least ten grants of $2,000 each will be awarded. Grants may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, software, and/or professional fees. Applicants must be NEA members and must work in a public secondary school serving economically disadvantaged students. Application deadline: December 15, 2006.
VFW National Citizenship Education Teachers’ Award
The VFW's National Citizenship Education Teachers' Award recognizes the nation's top K-12 teachers (judged in the following divisions: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) who teach citizenship education topics regularly and promote America's history and traditions. Winning teachers will receive a $1,000 cash award for professional development; a $1,000 cash award for their school; and an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary National Community Service Conference in Washington, D.C. Teachers who win first place in each category will be invited to conduct a workshop at the conference. Nomination deadline: November 1, 2006.
William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Program
The William T. Grant Foundation is soliciting applications for its Distinguished Fellows Program for mid-career researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. The program supports researchers to spend extended time working in a practitioner/policymaking setting, and practitioners/policymakers to spend extended time working in a research setting. The Program’s goal is to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. Proposal submission deadline: November 3, 2006.
Youth Garden Grants from the National Gardening Association
The National Gardening Association awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden programs. Programs should emphasize one or more of these elements: education or curricular/program integration; nutrition or plant-to-food connections; environmental awareness/education; entrepreneurship; and social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, and service-learning. Treatment facilities, camps, schools, community centers, clubs, youth groups, and intergenerational groups are eligible to apply, as long as they involve at least 15 children between the ages of 3-18 in their gardening project. Winning programs will receive educational materials from NGA and a Home Depot gift card. Application deadline: November 1, 2006.
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Youth Leaders for Literacy is an initiative of the National Education Association and Youth Service America (YSA) to help youth develop and implement reading-related service projects to begin on NEA’s Read Across America Day, March 2, 2007, and culminate on YSA’s National Youth Service Days, April 20-22, 2007. Proposed service projects must include a scheduled activity (e.g., read-aloud session, trip to the library, book-making, etc.) for each week of the project period. Twenty grants of $500 will be awarded. Applicants can apply either as individuals or groups and must be under age 22. Application deadline: November 24, 2006.
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