Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Spencer Foundation Small Research Grant
The Spencer Foundation's small research grants program supports short-term research projects that require less than $40,000, offering an opportunity for scholars and practitioners interested in educational research. The program is appropriate for modest-sized research projects, exploratory studies, specific phases of larger investigations, and projects that arise in response to unusual opportunities. Researchers with diverse perspectives and approaches extending conventional boundaries of a research question, area, or method are encouraged to apply. Proposals for support should be in the form of a statement not exceeding 1,800 words with attachments.
Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups
The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's effort to promote the entry of women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse groups into transportation careers. The internship program offers interns a 10-week agenda of transportation research, work experience, and field trips to introduce them to aspects of the transportation field. Applicants must be U. S. citizens, enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate or graduate program at an institution of higher education, and express an interest in a transportation-related career. Application deadline: February 28, 2005.
The Emerging Leaders Internship Program
Emerging Leaders, a program that partners with businesses and nonprofit organizations to offer meaningful internship and leadership development opportunities to students with disabilities, announces its Internship Program for self-identified persons with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act who would benefit from a meaningful summer internship with a leading business. Emerging Leaders interns also have the opportunity to attend the annual Leadership Development Conference sponsored and hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton, which expose them to senior leadership in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Application deadline: February 15, 2005.
Cable Awards for Leaders in Learning
Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards honor policymakers, educators, community leaders, and administrators who demonstrate vision, innovation, action, and transformation in K-12 education and informal learning settings such as after-school programs. Award winners will have taken a leadership role to bring about change and achieve results. Their achievements will reflect best practices in education within these four categories: General Excellence, Pushing the Envelope, Media Literacy, and Policymaker. Award winners will receive a three day all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC; a $3,000 prize; and the chance to be part of a community of innovators. Application deadline: January 31, 2005.
Grants for National Youth Service Day
Youth Service America recently announced the availability of hundreds of grants to implement community service projects surrounding National Youth Service Day (NYSD), April 15-17, 2005. Currently available grants to support NYSD projects include: Constitutional Rights Foundation and Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago Grants; Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America "STOP the Violence" Program Mini-Grants; Phi Alpha Delta's Public Service Center Mini-Grants to Pre-Law and Law School Chapters; and National Youth Court Center at the America Probation and Parole Association Mini-Grants. Application deadline: December 31, 2004.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education. HSF's vision is to strengthen America by advancing college education among Hispanic Americans. During its 29-year history, HSF has awarded more than 68,000 scholarships in excess of $144 million to Hispanic students. Many scholarship opportunities are available for high school seniors, college undergraduates, community college transfer students, Gates Millennium scholars, and graduate students.
HP Technology for Teaching 2005 Grant Program
HP will award grants totaling $5 million in cash and HP equipment over two years to K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to support K-16 educators who are using mobile technology in innovative ways and to identify K-12 schools and higher education institutions that HP might support with future grants. Based on the outcomes of the projects funded through the initiative in 2005, HP will offer grant recipients the opportunity to receive higher-value grants in 2006. Online application will begin January 10, 2005, with proposals due February 15, 2005.
Lucent Global Science Scholars Competition
The Lucent Global Science Scholars Program is an annual academic competition sponsored by the Lucent Technologies Foundation for students who demonstrate excellence in the sciences and plan to pursue a career in information and communications technologies. Award recipients receive a $5,000 award and spend a week in Murray Hill, NJ, at Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs with researchers, scientists, and fellow Global Science Scholars. When an appropriate placement can be found, Global Science Scholars are offered internships at a Bell Labs or Lucent Technologies facility in their home country. Application deadline: February 28, 2005.
Mini-Grant Project from Pay It Forward Foundation
Pay it Forward mini-grants are designed to fund service-oriented projects identified by children to benefit their schools, neighborhoods, or greater communities. Pay It Forward projects should also include learning goals for the youth participants. Teachers, principals, other school personnel, youth leaders, individual youth, and student or community youth groups with an adult sponsor are encouraged to submit applications. Mini-grants between $50 and $500 are available to school, church, and community-based youth groups for service activities of all types. Applications accepted the 15th of every month between September and June.
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The Council for Corporate and School Partnerships offers the National School and Business Partnerships Award to recognize partnerships between K-12 public schools and/or school districts and businesses. Awardees receive national recognition and $10,000 to support their partnership. Award criteria include: the strength of the partnership’s foundation, the success of the partnership’s implementation, the partnership’s sustainability, and the partners’ ability to present a clear evaluation of the partnership’s impact. Application deadline: January 28, 2005.
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