Grants & Opportunities Teachers and Administrators Must Know About

Grants & Opportunities Teachers and Administrators Must Know About

Here's a list of grants and opportunities (Thanks to Asia Society) that might help you build global competence.

For Teachers/Administrators

  • The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and the Program for Teaching East Asia (TEA) at the University of Colorado are now registering for fall 2015 online courses for secondary teachers. Learn more
  • Target Field Trip Grants: Target funds many grants of up to $700 for a school field trip that enhances their curriculum in arts, math, science, and social studies. Deadline: September 30.
  • The Captain Planet Foundation offers grants to promote the understanding of environmental issues through hands-on involvement. The next deadline is September 30.
  • NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership grants provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The maximum grant amount is $5,000. Deadline: October 15.
  • The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) invites submissions for the Franklin R. Buchanan Prize awarded annually to recognize an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level, elementary through university. Deadline: November 1.
  • The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program has opened an online application for K–12 teachers. Teachers may travel to Botswana, Chile, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Palestinian Territories, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Deadline: November 4.
  • Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program: STEM teachers may participate in an 11-month fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to contribute their knowledge and experience to education policy efforts. Deadline: November 19.
  • Mini-grants for Classroom Materials: Apply for up to $500 for a global classroom project or set of global maps from returned Peace Corps volunteers. Deadline: December 1
  • IIE AIFS Foundation Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grants Program will award up to $1,000 to teachers so they can conduct any learning activity in the US or abroad that enhances their international outlook and global experience. Deadline: December 1
  • The 2016 Paul Gagnon Prize will be presented to either a K–12 history teacher who exhibits exceptional historical scholarship or an individual or group that has made a significant contribution to the promotion of history education. Deadline: January 8, 2016.

For Students

  • The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs's NSLI-Y program offers fully funded travel-abroad opportunities for students to study a less commonly taught language. Deadline: October 29
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors students in grades 5–12 who have engaged in a community service project during the last 12 months. Winners receive $1,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC. Deadline: November 4
  • Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Program: The ExploraVision program challenges teams of students to research the technologies and scientific principles that could have great impact 20 years from now. Winning teams will receive savings bonds and an expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC. Projects are due February 1.
  • David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Deadlines vary by campus, ending in February 2016.


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