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GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - 06.28.10
ESA: President’s Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Education
The Entomological Society of America’s President’s Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Primary and Secondary Education recognize educators who have gone beyond the traditional teaching methods by using insects as educational tools.
Maximum award: $400 to the winner’s school to purchase teaching materials required to expand the use of insects in the teaching curriculum; $400 to the winner for expenses associated with travel required to present a paper or poster on the use of insects in primary or secondary educational programs at a peer professional venue of their choosing; gratis registration to attend ESA’s annual meeting; and an $800 award to the winner for expenses associated with travel, hotel arrangements, and all other costs associated with attending the annual meeting.
Eligibility: primary teachers (grades K-6) and secondary teachers (grades 7-12).
Deadline: July 01, 2010.
LEGO: LEGO Smart Creativity Contest
LEGO Education is inviting K-12 teachers and home educators from across the United States to register as contestants for the 2010 LEGO Smart Creativity Contest, challenging classrooms coast to coast to become LEGO Smart.
Maximum award: a LEGO Education gift certificate, LEGO Smart gift valued at $500, and recognition.
Eligibility: legal residents of the United States employed or working within the education field (K-12) at time of entry.
Deadline: pre-registration by July 30, 2010.
ASCD: Outstanding Young Educator Award
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is seeking nominations for its Outstanding Young Educator Award, which recognizes a teacher under the age of 40 who demonstrates excellence in his or her profession, a positive impact on students, creativity in the classroom, and leadership in his or her school or district.
Maximum award: $10,000; an all-expenses paid trip to the ASCD annual conference in March for the winner and one companion, including registration, travel, hotel, and meals.
Eligibility: pre K-12 teachers under age 40; no self-nominations accepted.
Deadline: August 01, 2010.
Wild Ones: Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program
The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other non-profit educational organizations for the purpose of establishing outdoor learning centers.
Funds will be provided only for the purchase of native plants and seed. Eligibility: schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit and not-for-profit places of learning, including houses of worship.
Deadline: October 15, 2010.
Vernier/NSTA: Technology Awards
The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld device in the science classroom.
Maximum award: $1,000 in cash for the teacher, $1,000 in Vernier Products, and up to $1,000 toward expenses to attend the annual NSTA National Convention.
Eligibility: Current teachers of science in grades K-College.
Deadline: November 30, 2010.