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.

* NFIE's Fine Arts Grants enable fine arts teachers, through their local NEA affiliate, to create and implement fine arts programs that promote learning by students at risk of school failure. Ten $2,000 grants will be awarded. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 15. For information, visit www.nfie.org or contact NFIE Innovation Grants, 1201 Sixteenth St. NW, Ste. 416, Washington, DC 20036-3207.

* The Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards, sponsored by National Council for the Social Studies, annually recognizes one elementary (K-6), one middle level (5-8) and two secondary (9-12) social studies teachers. Each awardee receives $2,500, a one-year NCSS membership, and a commemorative gift. The deadline for applications is April 1. For information, visit www.ncss.org/awards or call (202) 966-7840.

* The U.S.A. Songwriting Competition is open to all amateur and professional songwriters. The overall grand prize is $50,000 worth of cash, merchandise, and services; overall second prize is $7,800 worth of Cash and merchandise; and the overall third prize is $5,800 worth of cash and merchandise. First-prize winners in each of the 15 categories receive $2,000 worth of cash and merchandise. The deadline for submissions is May 31. For information, visit www.songwriting.net or write to U.S.A. Songwriting Competition, 4331 N. Federal Hwy., Ste. 403A, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.

* The Dirksen Congressional Center offers Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grants to teachers for grades four through 12, community and junior college faculty, college and university faculty, teacher-led student teams, and individuals who develop curriculum. Grants focus on improving the quality of civics instruction, with a particular emphasis on the role of Congress in our federal government. Preliminary proposals may be submitted at any time. Awards are made three times per year in October, January, and May. To be considered, all application materials must be received by the first of the month in which selections are made. For further information, visit www. …

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