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Grant Programs

There are a vast array of grant opportunities for teachers, many of which have information on the Web. We will continue to update this list frequently.


Summary:

The NEA Foundation's Arts@Work grants encourage public secondary school arts teachers to collaborate with expert technology-using teachers and the business community to develop examples of technology-integrated arts curricula that meet high standards for student achievement.

Grant Amounts:

$5,000
Sponsored by:

National Education Association and the National Endowment for the Arts
For Whom:
High school teachers from public schools. The applicant's primary assignment must be teaching one or more art forms.


Summary:
The Braitmayer Foundation makes grants for professional development projects, school and curricular reform, and teacher preparation programs.  
 
Grant Amounts:
 
$10,000 and $35,000
 
Sponsored by:
 
Braitmayer Foundation
 
For Whom:
K-12 teachers


Summary:

The Captain Planet Foundation awards environmental educaiton grants around the country for projects that promote understanding of environmental issues and focus on hands-on experiences for students between the ages of 6-18 years.

 

Grant Amounts:
 
$250-$2,500
 
Sponsored by:
 
Captain Planet Foundation
 
For Whom:
Teachers and schools(grades not specified)


Summary:
Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships provide K-12 public school teachers for professional development and projects designed to advance girls' interest in math, science, and/or technology and promote equity for girls and women in the fields. Grants are not available until the 2003-2004 academic year.
Grant Amounts:
Up to $10,000
Sponsored by:
AAUW
For Whom:
Female K-12 public school teachers who teach at least some science, math, or technology


Summary:
This program honors teachers who exhibit excellence in K-8 teaching practices by selecting three educators to participate on our Excellence in Teaching Cabinet. Teachers with a unique project idea are invited to submit a project proposal. Projects can span from three months to a full school year and will reflect educators' abilities to make classrooms creative, quality learning environments through the use of a variety of teaching tools, including technology and print.
 
Grant Amounts:
 
$1,500
 
Sponsored by:
 
Curriculum Associates
 
For Whom:
K-8 teachers from the U.S. or Canada


Summary:
This program provides start-up funding for innovative education projects that feature collaboration between astronomers/space scientists and education professionals.
Grant Amounts:
Up to $10,000 for small, one year projects or $40,000 for larger, two year projects
Sponsored by:
NASA
For Whom:
K-12 teachers and scientists


Summary:

Inspiration Software's Inspired Teacher Scholarships for Visual Learning are designed to encourage educators in their on-going professional development. Every Spring, Inspiration Software will grant 30 scholarships to educators who champion visual learning and the meaningful use of technology in the classroom.

Grant Amounts:

$750
Sponsored by:

Inspiration Software
††
For Whom:
††
Teachers (grades not specified)


Summary:
This program supports teachers who exemplify outstanding teaching and instructional creativity in schools who serve economically disadvantaged students. The grant funds resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, and other related costs.
 
Grant Amounts:
 
$2,500
 
Sponsored by:
 
Nike
 
For Whom:
Public school teachers and paraprofessionals working with economically disadvantaged students grades 6-12


Summary:

The Lemelson-MIT Program for Invention and Innovation, through the generosity of The Lemelson Foundation, launched InvenTeam Grants in 2002 to foster inventiveness in high school students. Our goal is to excite young people about inventing and the inventive contributions they can make. We provide grant support to high school invention teams for projects developed during the academic year. Grants of up to $10,000 each are awarded annually.

 
Grant Amounts:

up to $10,000
 
Sponsored by:

Lemelson Foundation
 
For Whom:
Collaborative teams of secondary students and teachers.


Summary:
NCTM offers a number different grant programs (13 at last count) for a wide variety of projects, from in-service training to travel and conference attendance support.
  † †
Grant Amounts:
$500 - $10,000.
  †
Sponsored by:
National Council for Teachers of Mathematics , some in partnership with Toyota
  †
For Whom:
Math teachers


Summary:
These grants are to help public school teachers and other educators study subject matter, new instructional approaches, and skills that enhance the operation of their institutions. Such skills include implementing new student content standards, using information technologies, and reaching out to parents, business, and community resources. Educators will be expected to exercise leadership by sharing their newly acquired knowledge and expertise with their colleagues.
Grant Amounts:
$1,000-$3,000. NFIE will award up to 75 grants per year.
Sponsored by:
National Foundation for the Improvement of Education
For Whom:
Public school teachers, public education support personnel and public higher education faculty and staff


Summary:
Grants are given directly to educators to facilitate their work in the classroom, school, district, and community. They also seek projects that directly engage students and encourage them to understand the power and relevancy of geographic skills, the uses of geography, and spatial perspective. Projects are encouraged in all areas.
The Education Foundation is most interested in projects seek to improve student achievement through geographic literacy.
 
Grant Amounts:
 
up to $5,000
 
Sponsored by:
 
National Geographic Society Education Foundation
 
For Whom:
Teachers (grades not specified)


Summary:

The Oracle Help Us Help Foundation assists K-12 public schools and youth organizations in economically challenged communities through grants of computer equipment and software.The majority of our grantees are schools, and our grant packages are structured to outfit six, three or one classroom with five iMac computers and one Kyocera Mita laser printer each.

 
Grant Amounts:

Computer equipment: iMac computers and Kyocera Mita laser printers
Sponsored by:

Oracle Corporation
For Whom:
K-12 schools and youth organizations


Summary:

This program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers, kindergarten through 12th grade, in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions. Beginning in 2003, the competition will alternate each year between teachers of grades 7-12 and teachers of grades K-6. Each Awardee will also be invited to attend, along with a guest, recognition events in Washington, D.C., in March 2004, which will include: an award ceremony; a Presidential Citation; meetings with leaders in government and education; sessions to share ideas and teaching experiences; and receptions and banquets to honor recipients.

Grant Amounts:

$7,500
Sponsored by:

National Science Foundation
For Whom:
Teachers of mathematics or science. Teachers of grades 7-12 apply in 2003 and 2005 and teachers of grades K-6 in 2004 and 2006.


Summary:
This program is intended to help teachers, curriculum developers, and others improve the quality of civics instruction, with priority on the role of Congress in our federal government. Competitive projects have included lesson plans, activities, simulations and even educational Web sites.
 
Grant Amounts:
 
varies
 
Sponsored by:
 
Dirksen Congressional Center
 
For Whom:
Teachers (4th through 12th grades)


Summary:
To improve meteorology education, the National Weather Association offers grants to teachers for a variety of activities supporting meteorology education. Funds can be used to take an accredited course in atmospheric sciences, attend a relevant workshop or conference, or purchase scientific materials or equipment for the classroom. †
Grant Amounts:

$500
Sponsored by:

National Weather Association
For Whom:
K-12 teachers


Summary:

Texas Instruments Keyboard Collaboration Grant Program makes grants for teachers to obtain a set of 30 TI Keyboards and one ViewScreen or a larger grant to obtain a set of 30 TI-83 Plus Silver Editions, 30 keyboards, and one ViewScreen. These handhelds can be used in a wide variety of disciplines, from foreign language to physics.

 

Grant Amounts:
 
$1,000-$2,500
 
Sponsored by:
 
Texas Instruments
 
For Whom:
K- 12 Teachers


Summary:
The Toshiba America Foundation encourages programs, projects and activities which have the potential to improve classroom teaching and learning of science, mathematics and the science and mathematics of technology.
Grant Amounts:
Average $4,000 to $10,000.
Sponsored by:
Toshiba America, Inc.
For Whom:
Individual or group middle or secondary science or math teachers


Summary:
For K-12 science teachers to create innovative science projects that can be implemented in their school or school district over a one-year period. Toyota TAPESTRY projects demonstrate creativity, involve risk-taking, possess a visionary quality, and model a novel way of presenting science.
Grant Amounts:
Up to $10,000.
Sponsored by:
Toyota and the National Science Teachers Association
For Whom:
K-12 science teachers


Summary:
The Grant Program sponsored by EPAís Office of Environmental Education supports environmental education projects that enhance the publicís awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality.

Grant Amounts:
 

up to $25,000

Sponsored by:
 
US Environmental Protection Agency
For Whom:
Wide variety of educational institutions and organizations


Summary:
At last count, this site featured nine different federal grant programs that help teachers, school systems, and communities integrate technology effectively into the curriculum. These are primarily initiative grants.
Grant Amounts:
Primarily larger grants from $200,000 - 700,000
Sponsored by:
US Department of Education
For Whom:
Wide variety of educational institutions and organizations





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