Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
NEA Foundation Grants: Innovation, and Learning & Leadership
The National Education Association Foundation for the Improvement of Education provides $2,000 and $5,000 grants to public school teachers and education support professionals and faculty and staff in public higher education institutions for the purpose of engaging in high-quality professional development experiences or implementing project-based learning and innovations that raise student achievement. Eligible applicants include individuals, and groups for collegial study, such as study groups or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff on new assignment. Application deadline: February 1, 2005.
Toyota TAPESTRY Grants
The Toyota TAPESTRY program will award 50 grants of up to $10,000 each and a minimum of 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each to K-12 science teachers with proposals for innovative science projects that can be implemented over a year. Proposals should demonstrate creativity and vision and model a novel way of presenting science. All K-12 teachers of science residing in the U.S. or its territories are eligible to apply, as are elementary teachers who teach science in a self-contained classroom setting or as teaching specialists. Application deadline: January 19, 2005.
Volvo Butterfly Award for Child Heroes
Volvo is currently accepting nominations for the 3rd Annual Butterfly Award that honors a child who has shown extraordinary conscience, care, and character in helping others. The award is a $25,000 contribution to a charity selected by the winning child and his/her family. The winning child and his/her family are also invited to attend the Volvo for Life Awards ceremony in New York City. Eligibility requirements: U.S. citizenship or legal residency; any age; achievements occurring during the 2004 calendar year. Nomination deadline: January 10, 2005.
Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Study Visits to Japan
The Fulbright Memorial Fund (FMF) Teacher Program offers teachers and administrators of grades 1-12 a fully-funded 3-week professional development opportunity in Japan. FMF participants travel with other outstanding educators, learn about Japanese culture and education, and return home to implement a self-designed plan to share their knowledge and experience with their students, colleagues, and community. 2005 FMF study visits will take place in June, October, and November. Interested individuals may apply online or request further information by calling the Institute of International Education at 888-527-2636. Application deadline: December 10, 2004.
Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program provides African Americans, American Indians/ Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Americans, and Hispanic Americans with scholarships for study in mathematics, science, engineering, education, or library science. Eligible applicants are citizens or legal permanent residents or nationals of the U.S.; have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.00 scale (unweighted) at the time of nomination; will be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time, degree-seeking freshmen in the Fall of 2005; have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities; and meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Application deadline: January 14, 2005.
Leadership for Changing a World Awards
"Leadership for a Changing World" is a program of the Ford Foundation, the Advocacy Institute, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University which seeks to recognize a variety of leaders/leadership models as authentic and important to social progress. The program will choose 17 outstanding social justice leaders/leadership teams who are not known beyond their community/field to receive awards of $100,000 to advance their work, plus $15,000 for learning activities to support their efforts. The program will also bring awardees together to share experiences, address challenges, and explore opportunities for collaboration. Nomination deadline: January 7, 2005.
National Endowment for the Humanities 2005 Summer Institutes
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers summer Institutes for K-12 teachers, librarians, and administrators. Institutes are limited to 25-35 participants and are typically led by a team of core faculty and visiting scholars. 2005 institute topics will include: Contexts and Legacies of the Lewis and Clark Expedition; Shakespeare in Ashland: Teaching from Performance; Mozart’s Worlds (held in Austria); Bach Across the Centuries; Continuity and Change in the Pueblo World; Catullus and Horace: Poets in a Landscape; Teaching Jazz as American Culture; Slavery and Emancipation in New England; The Coming of the U.S. Civil War; George Washington and His Legacy; China and the Islamic World; Archaeology of Jordan and its Western Neighbors; African American Literature, Culture, and Folklore; and Works of African American, Asian American, and Native American Authors. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel costs, living expenses, books, and other research materials. Application deadline: March 1, 2005.
National Endowment for the Humanities 2005 Summer Seminars
The National Endowment for the Humanities offers summer Seminars for K-12 teachers, librarians, and administrators. Seminars are limited to 15 participants and are led by university scholars with a special interest or expertise in the specific subject. 2005 seminar topics will include: Developing Cartographic Literacy with Historic Maps; The Arabic Novel in Translation; Chaucer’s Canterbury Comedies (held in England); Reading Don Quixote; Legacies of World War II in France (held in France); Shakespeare: Enacting the Text (held in England); Emile Zola’s Germinal; Citizenship and Culture: French Identity in Crisis; The Dutch Republic and Britain: The Making of Modern Society and a European World Economy (held in England and the Netherlands); W.B. Yeats and the Two Irelands (held in Ireland); The Canterbury Tales and Medieval Culture; Punishment, Politics, and Culture; Teaching the Pleasures of Poetry; and Dante’s Commedia (held in Italy). Participants receive stipends to help cover travel costs, living expenses, books, and other research materials. Application deadline: March 1, 2005.
Students With Disabilities Invited to Apply for Congressional Internship Program
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and the American Association of People with Disabilities offer a summer congressional internship program for college students with disabilities. The Program provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to work on Capitol Hill for eight weeks. As congressional interns, participants gain insight into congressional office operations, public policy development, and constituents’ roles in the legislative and political processes. Undergraduate students studying at a college or university who, at the time of application, are first-semester sophomores through second-semester juniors are eligible to apply. Selected participants will receive a $1,500 stipend. Application deadline: December 15, 2004.
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The Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to improve the quality of science and mathematics education in the U.S. by investing in projects designed by K-12 classroom teachers. Recently funded projects include the implementation of innovative mathematics curricula, materials for the hands-on study of environmental science issues, and equipment for a teacher-designed astronomy curriculum. All K-12 schools and teachers in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Application Deadline: February 1, 2005 for grades 7-12 programs. Application deadlines for grants under $5,000 accepted year-round.
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