GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - 05.25.12
State Farm is committed to meeting the needs of our communities by focusing giving in three areas: Safe Neighbors (safety), Strong Neighborhoods (community development), and Education Excellence (education).
Maximum award: varies.
Eligibility: nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Canadian charitable organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities.
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
To advance community partnerships and citizen service that will support school improvement, the U.S. Department of Education, working with the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service, has launched Together for Tomorrow.
Through this effort, they are committed to changing the relationship between schools and community partners, both faith-based and secular, and helping those partners and stakeholders move from education outsiders to education insiders.
The initiative also promotes a community culture where education improvement is viewed as everyone’s responsibility.
Maximum award: an invitation for up to two representatives from the organization to attend a Together for Tomorrow-related event in Washington, D.C. with the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Corporation for National and Community Service; inclusion in the Together for Tomorrow online learning network; national recognition.
Eligibility: nonprofit organizations, schools, school districts, or institutions of higher education; other entities, including businesses and units of government, are encouraged to partner with eligible applicants on Together for Tomorrow Challenge submissions.
Deadline: June 29, 2012.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics PreK-6 Classroom Research Grants support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators.
The research must be a significant collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more PreK-6 classroom teachers.
The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on curriculum development and implementation, involvement of at-risk or minority students, students’ thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts, connection of mathematics to other disciplines, focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology (any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant), and innovative assessment or evaluation strategies.
Maximum award: $6,000.
Eligibility: classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades PreK-6 level who are current (as of October 15, 2012) NCTM members or who teach in a school that (as of October 15, 2012) has a NCTM PreK-8 school membership.
Deadline: November 09, 2012.
The Wendell G. Mohling Outstanding Aerospace Educator Award recognizes excellence in the field of aerospace education.
The recipient of the award will be honored during the Awards Banquet and the Aerospace Educators Luncheon at the annual NSTA Conference.
Maximum award: $3,000, and $2,000 in expenses to attend NSTA’s National Conference.
Eligibility: educators in informal education settings (e.g., museums, government, science centers).
Individuals must be nominated for this award; self-nominations accepted.
Deadline: November 30, 2012.