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GRANTS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES - 05.21.12
The Lois Lenski Covey Foundation annually awards grants for purchasing books published for young people preschool through grade 8 to libraries or organizations that serve economically or socially at-risk children, have limited book budgets, and demonstrate real need.
Maximum award: $3,000, specifically for book purchases.
Eligibility: public libraries, school libraries, and non-traditional libraries operated by 501(c)3 agencies.
Deadline: June 15, 2012.
The Save-the-Redwoods League, a nonprofit organization that works to protect the ancient redwood forest from destruction, will grant funds to schools, interpretive associations, and other qualified nonprofits engaged in quality redwood education.
Grants are designed to foster and encourage public awareness of redwoods, redwood ecology, and forest stewardship.
Maximum award: $5,000.
Eligibility: schools and 501(c)3 organizations.
Deadline: June 29, 2012.
The Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year Program identifies outstanding high school journalism teachers who have done exemplary work in the previous academic year.
Maximum award: The winning teacher addresses the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, American Society of News Editors, and college journalism educators.
He or she also receives a laptop, travel and lodging expenses, a per diem for substitute teacher fees, and writes a quarterly column for the Fund’s newspaper, Adviser Update.
The winner will also attend a seminar at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A senior student at the winning teacher’s school will receive a $1,000 scholarship to study journalism based on his or her performance in a writing contest held at his or her school.
Eligibility: teachers with at least three years’ experience teaching journalism.
Deadline: July 01, 2012.
2013 CATCH Resident Funds grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for pediatric residents to plan community-based child health initiatives.
CATCH Resident Funds projects must include planning activities, but also may include some implementation activities.
Maximum award: $3,000.
Eligibility: pediatric residents working with their communities.
Deadline: July 31, 2012.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Improving Students’ Understanding of Geometry grant is to develop activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM.
The project should include applications of geometry to, for example, art, literature, music, architecture, nature, or some other relevant area and may integrate the use of technology into the teaching of geometry.
Proposals must address the following: geometry content, the appropriateness of the application, the link between the Geometry Standard and the project’s activities, and the anticipated impact on students’ learning.
Maximum award: $4,000.
Eligibility: teachers preK-8 who are NCTM members as of October 15, 2012 or teach at a school with a preK-8 NCTM school membership as of October 15, 2012.
Deadline: November 09, 2012.