GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - 04.30.12
To honor the late preservationist and ecologist Rachel Carson, the EPA, Generations United, and the Rachel Carson Council, Inc., are holding a photo, essay, and poetry contest “that best expresses the Sense of Wonder that you feel for the sea, the night sky, forests, birds, wildlife, and all that is beautiful to your eyes.“
In her book The Sense of Wonder (written in the 1950s and published in a magazine in 1956), Carson used lyrical passages about the beauty of nature and the joys of helping children develop a sense of wonder and love of nature.
Maximum award: publication on the websites of EPA Aging Initiative, Generations United, and Rachel Carson Council, Inc.
Eligibility: entries must be joint projects involving a person under age 18 and a person age 50 or older.
Deadline: June 01, 2012.
The American Association of Physics Teachers Frederick and Florence Bauder Endowment for the Support of Physics Teaching was established to support special activities in the area of physics teaching.
Activities can include but are not limited to the development and distribution of innovative apparatuses for physics teaching; traveling exhibits of apparatuses; and local workshops.
Maximum award: $500.
Eligibility: AAPT members.
Deadline: July 01, 2012.
Through the Community Grants Program, Best Buy teams across the United States select non-profit organizations that give teens access to opportunities through technology.
Maximum award: $10,000.
Eligibility: non-profit organizations located within 50 miles of a Best Buy store or other facility that serve a diverse population in local or regional communities, build academic, leadership and life skills in early adolescents (primarily ages 13-17), and serve at-risk populations.
Deadline: August 01, 2012.