Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Grants, Contests, Etc

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Looking for funds to make an innovative technology project possible? Seeking recognition for outstanding teachers or students in your district? Here's the latest scoop on some great opportunities.

National Foundation for the Improvement of Education awards up to 50 NFIE Leadership Grants of $1,000 to individual educators to support professional development experiences of their choice. Activities must focus on the needs of the student population, and must address the recommendations described in NFIE's report, "Teachers Take Charge of Their Learning: Transforming Professional Development for Student Success," available at www.nfie.org. Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis with grants being awarded twice during the year. The next deadline is October 15, 2000. For further information, contact Lisa Kothari, NFIE, 1201 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036-3207; 202-822-7840; fax: 202-822-7779.

The Siemens Foundation works with six university partners to sponsor the Siemens Westinghouse Science & Technology Competition for high school seniors. This competition promotes excellence by encouraging students to undertake individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, and technology. For each of the six regions an individual winner will be awarded $3,000, a team winner will divide a $3,000 scholarship, and runners-up will each be awarded $1,000. The National individual winner will receive a $100,000 scholarship, and the National team winner will divide $100,000. Runners-up on the National level will each be awarded $20,000 (with teams dividing the awards). Applications must be filed by October 2. For information, contact Siemens Foundation, 186 Wood Ave. S., Iselin, NJ 08830; toll free 877-822-5233; www. siemens-foundation.org.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Schools for a New Millennium implementation grants award up to $200,000 for up to three years to enable schools, in partnership with colleges and communities, to design professional development activities integrating digital technology into the humanities classroom. The deadline for applications is October 1. Contact Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Rm. 318, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20506; 202-606-8380; fax 202-606-8394; education@neh. …

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