Additional Funding and Award Opportunities Listed in Past Issues
Communicating Research to Public Audiences
A component of the Informal Science Education program (ISE) in the Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education. ISE projects provide rich and stimulating contexts and experiences for individuals of all ages, interests, and backgrounds to increase their appreciation for, and understanding of, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in out-of-school settings. Requests for up to $75,000 will be considered to support projects that communicate to public audiences the process and results of current research that is being supported by any NSF directorate through informal science education activities, such as media presentations, exhibits, or youth-based activities. The purpose of these efforts is to disseminate research results, research in progress, or research methods. No specific deadline.
Rockefeller Foundation Invites Applications for Multi-Arts Production Fund
The Rockefeller Foundation is a global foundation that works to enrich and sustain the lives and livelihoods of poor and excluded peoples throughout the world, organizes its grant making around four themes: Creativity and Culture, Food Security, Health Equity, and Working Communities. In the category of Creativity and Culture, the foundation's Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund provides grants to foster the creation and production of quality new work in the performing arts that explores the dynamics of contemporary culture, and to support a diversity of artists and arts organizations. Applications are invited from professional artists and arts organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in the creation of new work. Deadline: February 15, 2003.
State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Awards
State Farm announces their Good Neighbor Service-Learning Awards for teachers and youth ages 5-25. These grants provide support for teachers and youth to implement service learning projects on National Youth Service Day on April 11-13. Fifty $500 grants will be awarded to youth and fifty grants of $1,500 each are designated for teachers. Deadline: February 21.
EDS Technology Grants
The EDS Technology Grant awards $1,500 each year to teachers worldwide through a competitive application process. The 2003 EDS Technology Grant challenges teachers to explore technology-related products and services and creatively apply these tools and resources in the classroom to enrich students' learning. Applications may be obtained directly from the EDS grant sponsor in your area and must be postmarked by January 17, 2003. Winners will be selected by April 2003.
Emerging Leaders Summer Internships
Booz Allen Hamilton invites students with disabilities to apply for their Emerging Leaders Class of 2003 internships. This program combines paid summer internships with leadership development activities. Applications are due by February 1, 2003.
Informal Science Education (ISE)
The National Science Foundation has a competition for innovative instructional materials and student assessments, as well as new models for the delivery of teacher professional development contributions to Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) that enable all students to achieve their full potential. ESIE's informal learning opportunities via media, exhibit, and community-based programs increase scientific and technological literacy, as well as develop life-long learning skills that benefit students of all ages. Preliminary proposal due dates: March 03, 2003 and August 15, 2003.
Shaklee Teacher Award 2003
The Shaklee Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving professional practices in the education of children with disabilities by recognizing exemplary practices and promoting the development, dissemination, and utilization of those practices. The Shaklee Teacher Award is designed to recognize up to ten of America's most outstanding teachers of children with disabilities. Selection of these teachers will be based on specific student outcomes and related contributions they have made in their roles as teachers of children with disabilities. Deadline: February 3, 2003.
Talbot Women's Scholarship Fund
Talbot Charitable Foundation offers scholarships to women to continue their education. Awards are primarily based on financial need and previous achievements. Applications are available in all Talbot stores and must be postmarked no later than March 3. Deadline for applications is March 3, 2003.
2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program
A unique opportunity for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers and administrators to participate in a fully funded three-week study visit to Japan. Sponsored by the Government of Japan since 1997, this program has enabled 3,100 educators to travel to Japan and study the Japanese culture and educational system. This year, 600 more American educators will be selected to participate in the FMF program. Application deadline: December 10, 2002.
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The Anne Ford Scholarship is a $10,000 award given to a high school senior with an identified learning disability (LD) who is pursuing an undergraduate degree. Financial need will be strongly considered. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Only U.S. citizens are eligible. The ideal candidate is a person who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and who, through perseverance and academic endeavor, has created a life of purpose and achievement. Application deadline: December 31, 2002.
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