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69 Scholarships and Grants for Students, Teachers, and Institutions
A host of federal agencies (including the Department of Education, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Defense) provide research grants, scholarships, fellowships, internships, student exchanges, and study abroad programs to train in areas of national need. EducationMoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
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African American Success Foundation
Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant
Deadline: June 10
African American Success Foundation offers the Lydia Donaldson Tutt-Jones Memorial Grant to provide financial support to graduate students and professionals who conduct research activities to study African American success, particularly in the area of education. Funds are made available through the program to encourage students and professionals in colleges and universities throughout the United States to build upon the science of African American success by studying those attitudes and behaviors that cause people to attain academic success. Funded research can focus on early childhood education, student performance in the elementary, middle, or high school years, as well as the attitudes and behaviors that help individuals finish college and graduate school. The foundation is equally interested in parental behaviors that contribute to student success, as well as related home and community variables that promote excellence in educational performance. Research results and summary papers will be disseminated to the public through AASF's Web site, as well as by mail upon request.
The program will award one grant of $2,000 annually.
Visit the AASF Web site for complete program information and application procedures.
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Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Sorority for Women Educators
International Teacher Education Scholarship Program
The ITE Scholarship provides as many as seven young women from countries other than the United States the opportunity to study in American colleges and/or universities. The applicant must be an unmarried woman with no dependents and at least 20 years of age and no more than 35 years of age. She must also be a non-U.S. citizen residing outside the United States and maintain that residency status from the time of application to the awarding of the scholarship. She shall plan to enter the teaching profession or be engaged in the teaching profession. She must have received an undergraduate degree and be eligible to receive a master's degree. The next application deadline is January 1.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals--Area Studies
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American Association of School Administrators
Educational Administration Graduate Student Scholarships
AASA's Educational Administration Scholarships were created in 1949 to provide incentive, honor and financial assistance to outstanding graduate students in school administration who intend to make the school superintendency a career. The scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each for outstanding graduate students are named for each of AASA's seven former executive directors. Recipients are honored at AASA's National Conference on Education and a $500 travel allowance is provided.
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American Association of University Women
Fellowships and Grants
AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities -- breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
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American Education Research Association (AERA)
Grants Program
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is pleased to announce the AERA Grants Program, which provides small grants, fellowships, and training for researchers who conduct studies of education policy and practice using quantitative methods and including the analysis of data from the large-scale data sets sponsored by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Since its start in 1990, the AERA Grants Program has supported, trained, and encouraged researchers from a variety of disciplines to conduct education policy- and practice-related research using quantitative methods with data from the rich, often longitudinal, data sets sponsored by NSF and NCES. To date the program has awarded over 250 Small Grants ($10,000-$35,000 each) and trained over 350 researchers through the annual training institutes.
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American Education Research Association (AERA)
Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research
Application deadline: December 21
In 1991, the Council of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) established the AERA Minority Fellowship Program in order to improve the quality and diversity of university faculty and to encourage outstanding minority doctorates to pursue careers in education research. This program offers doctoral fellowships to enhance the competitiveness of outstanding minority scholars for academic appointments at major research universities by supporting their conducting education research and by providing mentoring and guidance toward completion of their doctoral studies.
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American Education Research Association (AERA)
Professional Funding Opportunities
Deadlines: Various
AERA provides a list of funding opportunities for education graduate students and faculty.
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American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Michigan Rollie Hopgood Future Teacher Scholarship
Deadline : June 3
This scholarship is named in honor of the late state federation president Rollie Hopgood, to continue his goal of promoting and enhancing the teaching profession. The scholarship fund provides two types of scholarships -- to graduates, one male and one female, of a high school represented by an AFT Michigan local, or the child of an AFT Michigan member, who are going to attend college or university with the goal of becoming a teacher; and a second to a PSRP member of AFT Michigan who is pursuing a teaching career. Applications for the $1,000 scholarships are available in the spring and are awarded in time for the beginning of the fall term.
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American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program
AFT Members : this is a one-time $1,000 grant. To be eligible you must be an AFT member in good standing for at least one year and be pursuing courses in labor relations or courses in your field of work. No full-time or part-time AFT staff, state or local, may apply.
AFT Member Dependents : this is a four-year $8,000 postsecondary scholarship. To be eligible you must be an AFT member's dependent, a graduating high school senior, pursuing a career in labor, education, healthcare or government service.
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American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Union Plus Scholarship Program
Deadline : January 31
The Union Plus Scholarship Program is sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation and is open to students attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university, a community college or a technical college or trade school. The program is open to members, spouses and dependent children of AFT members. The amount of the award ranges form $500 to $4,000 and is a one-time cash award sent to individual winners for undergraduate study beginning in the fall of the same year. Winners are chosen based on academic achievement and potential, character, leadership, social awareness, career goals and financial need.
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American Philological Association
David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands
Application deadline : February 2
The Fellowship is intended to recognize secondary-school teachers of Greek or Latin who are as dedicated to their students as the Coffins themselves by giving them the opportunity to enrich their teaching and their lives through direct acquaintance with the classical world. It will support study in classical lands (not limited to Greece and Italy); the recipient may use it to attend an educational program in (e.g. American Academy, American School) or to undertake an individual plan of study or research. It may be used either for summer study or during a sabbatical leave, and it may be used to supplement other awards or prizes.
Candidates for the Fellowship must have been teaching Latin or Ancient Greek at the secondary level (grades 9-12) in North America as a significant part of their academic responsibilities for three years out of the five prior to the award. Membership in the APA is not a requirement for application, although it is expected that applicants will have demonstrated an active interest in the profession and in their own professional development. Selection will be made on the basis of written applications by the Coffin Fellowship Committee. The amount of the award for 2009 will be $3,000 (an increase of $500 from 2008). Recipients of the award will be expected to file a written report on their use of the Fellowship, which the Association may include in one of its publications.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Area Studies
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Association for Institutional Research
Grants and Scholarships
AIR, in conjunction with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC), sponsors a grant program that provides professional-development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators, and administrators. The Improving Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational Institutions program also helps foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education.
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Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
Travel Scholarship
Deadline : September 11
Eight travel scholarships are available to students whose proposals to present posters, research papers, roundtables, or symposia have been accepted. Travel scholarships are made possible through the generous donations of ASHE members and other sponsors.
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C-Span Teacher Fellowship Program
Deadline : February 10
Each summer the C-SPAN Fellowship program brings three teacher fellows to its company headquarters in Washington, D.C. Chosen fellows have come with as few as two years or as many as 30 years of teaching experience. They have come from all across the country, and they have taught a variety of subjects and grade levels at private schools and public schools. The Fellowship is valued at $6,500, which includes a $3,500 stipend.
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Coleman A. Young Foundation
Coleman A. Young Scholars Program sponsors 4 year, renewable scholarships with a total value of $16,000, payable in annual $4,000 increments. Program focuses on assisting Detroit minority youth.
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College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Deadline: April 5
The purpose of the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is to provide the academic and financial support necessary to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their children successfully complete their first year of college. CAMP assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies at an institution of higher education. The funding supports completion of the first year of studies. Competitive five-year grants for CAMP projects are made to institutions of higher education or to other nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. CAMP grantees are funded to serve about 2,400 annually. It is estimated that 14 awards ranging from $150,000 to $425,000 will be made for project periods of up to 60 months.
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Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program
The program purpose is to enhance the school readiness of young children, particularly disadvantaged young children. In an attempt to prevent young children from encountering reading difficulties once they enter school, the program seeks to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in communities that have high concentrations of children living in poverty. In particular, projects must utilize evidence-based practice focused on early reading and cognitive development for both the professional development activities and early childhood curricula.
Furthermore, the program authorizes project partnerships to include an entity with demonstrated experience in providing training to educators in early childhood education programs concerning identifying and preventing behavior problems or working with children identified as or suspected to be victims of abuse. Allowable activities include, among others, professional development to familiarize early childhood educators with the application of recent research on child language and literary development and professional development on working with children who have special needs, such as those who are limited English proficient.
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Earthwatch Institute Educator Opportunities
Get out of the classroom and head into the field to learn about cutting edge research and conservation efforts, to develop professional skills, and to make a difference for our shared environment. Bring the world back into your classroom and to your students as you've never done before with an Earthwatch Expedition. All current, in-service K-12 classroom educators in the United States are eligible to apply. K-12 classroom educators are also eligible to apply for our Live From the Field program, which enables you to communicate with students live from the research site during the your expedition. If you're interested in being a Live From the Field Fellow, simply check the appropriate box on your Fellowship application! Earthwatch's Education Fellowships are national in scope, and supported by a wide range of generous businesses, foundations, and individuals. If you want to learn more about funders in your area, browse our list of local funders and programs.
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Earthwatch Institute Student Fellowships
Earthwatch Student Fellows get to go -- for free! -- on one of more than ninety Earthwatch expeditions around the world to work with top scientists and other students in the field. While there, you'll learn how to do field research and help find answers to the most challenging environmental issues of our time -- and you'll be making a difference for endangered animals and their habitats. You'll get to use some of the latest technology (like GPS and radio-transmitters for tracking animals), learn about cutting edge research areas (like climate change), and work in places most people never get to see (like an Icelandic glacier or a Costa Rican volcano). Students aged 16 or older who attend school in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the greater Dallas area of Texas are eligible to apply for Earthwatch Student Fellowships.*
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Education RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits -- Education.
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Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship Fund
Edwyna Wheadon Postgraduate Training Scholarship funds will provide funding for professional development experiences for English/Language Arts teachers in public educational institutions. The purpose of the scholarship is to support postgraduate training to enhance teaching skills and/or career development in teaching.
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ESchoolNews Funding Page
Check out this web site sponsored by ESChoolNews Funding for the latest on grants and funding opportunities.
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Esther Katz Rosen Graduate Student Fellowships for Gifted Education
Deadline : March 1
This American Psychological Association (APA) fellowship supports activities related to the psychological understanding of gifted and talented children and adolescents. The fellowships seek to facilitate (1) scholarly work that seeks to advance our understanding of gifted children, including but not limited to topics such as gifted children's development, their specific needs, and effective practices in teaching gifted children; and (2) promising graduate students who want to conduct research on giftedness in children.
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Federal Student Aid Loan Forgiveness Programs
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Federal Student Aid Teacher Loan Forgiveness
The Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in the teaching profession. Under this program, individuals who teach full-time for five consecutive complete academic years in certain elementary and secondary schools that serve low-income families and meet other qualifications may be eligible for forgiveness of up to $5,000, and in some cases up to $17,500, in principal and interest of their Direct Loan and/or Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loans and certain consolidation loans.
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Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. Click on the map to determine if teachers from your home state can participate. To date, Michigan teachers are not eligible.
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Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Education
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High School Equivalency Program
The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and subsequently to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training. Competitive, five-year grants for HEP projects are made to institutions of higher education or other nonprofit private agencies that cooperate with such institutions. The program serves more than 8,000 students annually.
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International Literacy Association
Awards and Grants
Nearly 40 awards and grants are available to honor educators, authors, and others involved in reading and literacy. Past recipients, guidelines, and application forms can be found on the individual award or grant page.
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International Technology Education Association
Awards and Grants
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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Dissertation Fellowship in Education and Human Potential
Deadline : February 3
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation works to help high-achieving, low-income students reach their full potential through education. The foundation has created a new dissertation fellowship program to advance its understanding of the factors and contexts that help low-income students overcome personal adversity and challenging socioeconomic circumstances to excel academically in order to design programs and interventions that help more low-income students identified as high-achieving in their primary and secondary school years to sustain their achievement levels through college and beyond. While the dissertation topic must concern education and human potential, graduate study may be in a diverse range of academic disciplines. Candidates must be working toward a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, but need not be U.S. citizens. Dissertation fellowships are available for advanced doctoral students and are intended to support the student for work done after the student's dissertation proposal has been accepted. Applications are encouraged from a variety of disciplines such as, but not limited to, education, sociology, economics, psychology, statistics, and psychometrics. The fellowship is a one-time award of $25,000, which may be used for a period of not less than nine months and up to 18 months. We are offering two this year, with plans to increase the number to five in the coming years.
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James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Through a national competition, the Foundation offers James Madison Fellowships to a select group of individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution.
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Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)
Deadline : January 14
KSTF was established to enhance the quality of high school science and mathematics teaching. KSTF offers Teaching Fellowships to young men and women who have degrees in science and want to teach high school physics, chemistry or mathematics. The Fellowship provides both financial and professional support for up to five years, including tuition assistance and a stipend while Fellows participate in a recognized teacher credential program.
Knowles Research Fellowships are also available to support outstanding scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds whose work contributes to science and mathematics educational research, practice, and policy. In particular, KSTF seeks to support scholarship related to issues in the recruitment, preparation, induction, mentoring and retention of science and mathematics teachers in United States high schools.
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Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship
This $8,500 award is for education undergrad or grad majors who have been accepted into the freshmean class of an accredited, general study college/university; send self-addressed, stamped envelope with application request. Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship, 551 5th Avenue, Suite 3000, New York, NY 10176. Deadline: application forms are available between June and November.
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MEEMIC Foundation
This grant program is only for Michigan teachers. Winning program proposals are for classroom programs that show creativity from the teacher and can be easily replicated for future use. Grants awards are for up to $2,500. The grant application must be completed online at the MEEMIC website.
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Michigan Education Association
Deadline : Feb. 8
The general criteria for awarding the scholarship includes: academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, and school and community service. All other criteria being equal, first consideration will be given to children of MEA members and students from lower income households.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals : Undergraduates
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Michigan Science Teachers Association (MSTA)
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Graduate Assistantships
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Graduate Fellowships
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Graduate Student Scholarships
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning
Doctoral Student Support
For more information contact Brett H. Say at saybrett@msu.edu
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning
Faculty Support
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning
List of Grant Opportunities by Deadline Date
View a list of selected opportunities based on stage in the doctoral program:
Pre-Dissertation Fellowships & Training, Research Grants, Graduate Student Scholarships, and International Research
Dissertation Data Collection and Dissertation Write-Up
Post Dissertation Dissertation Awards and Postdoctoral Fellowships
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Michigan State University
College of Education
New Faculty Grant Information
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Scholarship Resources for Students
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Summer High School Scholars Program
Applications available on March 1
Application Deadline : May 15
Targeting 10th and 11th grade students from Detroit Public Schools, this is a four-week residential program on the campus of Michigan State University. The dates for the 2012 program will be July 9th to August 3rd. Students will receive pre-college preparation and readiness experiences and in-depth academic skill development, all with a focus on a career in education.
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Michigan State University
College of Education
Urban Immersion Fellowship
Tentative Dates of Fellowship: June 8th 2015 through Friday, July 24th, 2015
Deadline for application : March 2
A program created by Michigan State University's College of Education designed to develop highly-effective urban educators and leaders. Reserved for current junior or seniors in the MSU Teacher Preparation program. Provides:
(1) A chance to work with Detroit Public Schools Summer School Program or Detroit-based non-profit community entity
(2) In-depth exposure to Detroit Public Schools, community, and resources
(3) Total stipend payment of $3500.00 for fellowship experience
(4) Lodging, board, and transportation costs incurred by individual fellow (housing options can be provided)
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Milken Family Foundation
Milken Scholars Program
The Milken Scholars Program offers financial assistance, complemented by a range of professional resources, to college students and young adults who have demonstrated the potential to make a profound difference. Scholars are chosen on the basis of distinguished academic performance, school and community service, leadership, and evidence of having overcome personal and social obstacles. Since the program's creation in 1989, Milken Scholars have graduated from many of the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities.
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National Association of Gifted Education
Awards and Scholarships
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.
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National Association of School Psychologists
Graduate Student Research Grants
The NASP Research Committee supports student-initiated research through its Graduate Student Research Grants (GSRG) program. Up to three $1,000 awards are made each year to students who demonstrate exceptional ability to conduct high-quality research that furthers the mission and goals of NASP and has the potential to impact the field positively. GSRG recipients are eligible to receive $500 WPS Travel Grants to present their research at a future NASP convention.
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National Association of School Psychologists
NASP-ERT Minority Scholarship Program for Graduate Training in School Psychology
Deadline : November 2
The NASP-ERT MSP is pleased to annually award $5,000 to at least one qualified and select minority graduate student of school psychology. Students enrolled in doctoral programs will not be considered for this scholarship award. Only those students enrolled in specialist level (or equivalent) school psychology training programs will be considered.
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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Mathematics Education Trust
Grants and Awards
Application deadlines vary
Established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) offers opportunities to expand your professional horizons! MET supports the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning at the classroom level through the funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects by channeling the generosity of contributors into classroom-based efforts that benefit all students. MET provides funds to support classroom teachers in the areas of improving classroom practices and increasing teachers' mathematical knowledge. MET also sponsors activities for prospective teachers and NCTM's Affiliates, as well as recognizing the lifetime achievement of leaders in mathematics education. There may be a program that's just right for you!
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National Science Foundation
Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR)
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National Science Foundation
Education and Human Resources (EHR) Active Funding Opportunities
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National Science Foundation
Find Funding
The National Science Foundation makes grants and awards in all areas of science, mathematics, and engineering education.
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NEA Foundation
Grants to Educators
The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation supports a variety of efforts by teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to improve student learning in the nation's public schools, colleges, and universities.
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NEA Foundation
Learning & Leadership Grants
Application deadlines are Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15
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 grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
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NEA Foundation
Student Achievement Grants
Provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. (These grants replace the Foundation's Innovation Grants program, which has been discontinued.) Application deadlines are Feb. 1, June 1, and Oct. 15.
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Newton's List : A Gateway to International Research Collaboration
Newton's List seeks to facilitate international science cooperation by providing a forum for grantseekers and funders. The site is a free resource open to individuals searching for international funding and organizations looking to market their grants to an international audience. Established in 2013 and co-sponsored by CRDF Global and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Newton’s List is a user-driven aggregate of current international funding opportunities for students and researchers working in natural and social science fields. Newton's List is open to basic research funding opportunities related to one or more of the following fields: natural sciences, engineering/technology, agricultural sciences or social sciences. Unfortunately, we do not accept opportunities in biomedical sciences, humanities, or applied research.
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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The program provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. A new component of the program supports STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high need school district. This new component also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary math and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high need school districts.
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Spencer Foundation
What We Fund
In addition to general research funding programs, the foundation oversees several programs to strengthen the research capacity of individual education researchers and of Researcher-Practitioner teams. The Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs and the Midcareer Grant Program provide funding for scholars at various points in their careers. The Midcareer Grant Program targets scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate.
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Teach Grant Program
Students who plan to become teachers may wish to consider the federal TEACH Grant program. Be aware that if you receive the TEACH Grant but do not fulfill the stringent requirements of the program, the amount awarded in grant money becomes a loan with interest (at the same rate as the federal Stafford Loan) compounded from the time of the award. According to some estimates, only 20% of students who participate in the TEACH Grant program will ultimately keep the funds as grants, while the rest will see the funds converted into loans with accumulated interest.
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Teacher College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Awards :
Educators, Instructors, Lecturers, Mentors, Professors, Teachers, Trainers, Tutors
A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D.
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Teaching Ambassador Fellowships
Deadline : January 20
The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship empowers teacher leaders from our nation's public schools to contribute their knowledge and experience to the national dialogue about public education, and provides them an opportunity to learn more about education policy. Teachers will collaborate with colleagues in schools as well as the education community at the district, state, and federal levels to explore the most effective strategies and policies for educational improvement.
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Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol
National Child Care Teacher Awards
The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation created the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children's Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards to acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing quality early care and education. Child care teachers from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are invited to apply. Fifty teachers are selected for their commitment and dedication to the children they serve. Of the top ten recipients, one is selected to receive the Helene Marks Award. As part of the application process, each applicant is asked to design an enhancement project for the children in their classroom illustrating the educational, social, and emotional benefits from the project. Award recipients receive $1,000 each -- $500 for the teacher's personal use, and $500 to implement the project. The Helene Marks Award, which includes an additional $1,000, is presented to the child care teacher who is selected from among the top ten applicants of the National Child Care Teacher Awards. Applicants must be teachers of infant, toddler, or preschool age children, and must be employed in a home, group, or center-based program that is fully compliant with local and state regulations for operating child care programs.
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United States-Japan Bridging Foundation
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year....Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad....Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply. For additional information and to apply for these scholarships, please see the Bridging Scholarships website....For more information about Bridging Scholarships, including deadlines for applying and an application, contact ATJ: E-mail: aatj@aatj.org; Telephone: 303-492-5487; Fax: 303-492-5856
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Voya Unsung Heroes Award
The Program, administered by Scholarship America, provides educators nationwide with grants to help fund their innovative class projects. Eligible applicants include full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and classified staff with effective projects that improve student learning. Applicants must work at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the United States. Awards must be used to further the projects described in the submitted application, within the school or school system. Each of 100 finalists will receive a $2,000 award. At least one award will be disbursed in each of the 50 United States provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Of the 100 finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards. First place will receive a bonus of $25,000; second place will receive a bonus of $10,000, and the third place winner will receive a bonus of $5,000. Additional information can be found on the Web site.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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Books and Articles

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

"Get the Gold : A Physical Educator's Guide to Grant Writing". Journal article by Dennis Johnson and Tammy Schilling appearing in JOPERD--The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Vol. 72, Issue, 3 March 2001. Note available to MSU faculty, staff, and students.
As we enter the 21st century, there is increasing pressure on public schools and teachers to demonstrate student competence. Numerous states and individual school systems currently use end-of-year tests to measure the progress of their students. These tests are designed to evaluate competence in the "academic" subjects (e.g., reading, writing, math, and science). Physical education and other so-called minor subjects (e.g., art, music, shop, home economics) receive little or no attention in these year-end assessments. In addition, these "minor" subject areas are generally the first to have their already depleted budgets slashed even further and the last to get funding for equipment and facility upgrades.
Physical educators have a variety of financial needs that must be met if they are to maintain a high-quality program. There are replacement supplies such as balls, nets, and hockey blades. Then there is new equipment to be purchased (e.g., balance beam, volleyball standards, tumbling mats). Physical educators often face dilemmas such as, "Do I order replacement balls or a new tennis net?" The possibility of purchasing roller blades to implement in-line skating or a climbing wall to expand the curriculum is but a dream for many of them. But does it have to be this way? Are there other options for physical educators interested in expanding their curriculum and obtaining more equipment?
This article provides a guide for obtaining "wish-list" items and facility upgrades. Grants are often available for such projects, especially if the funds will be used for both the school and the community or for after-school programs. Grants are often available for such projects, especially if the funds will be used for both the school and the community or for after-school programs. The process of procuring this external funding involves three basic steps:
(1) locating sources of funding,
(2) learning the application procedures and eligibility requirements, and
(3) writing and submitting a grant proposal.
Physical educators must be willing to invest significant time and effort in this process. In most cases, simply writing a grant proposal is not enough to procure funds. Rather, "there must be a process of planning, and of research on, outreach to, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors".

How to Pay for Your Degree in Education and Related Fields. Gail A. Schlachter. El Dorado Hills, Ca. : Reference Service Press. Main Library Reference (1 East) Funding Center LB2337.2 .H694 2011/2013
With the looming shortage of teachers, there has never been a better time to get a degree in education. An even bigger plus: there has never been as much financial aid available as there is today. Billions of dollars have been set aside just to support undergraduate and graduate students who want to prepare for a career in preschool education, K-12 education, adult education, special education, educational administration, and the specialty fields of art education, music education, physical education, etc. With this new guide from Reference Service Press, you'll learn about hundreds of grants, scholarships, fellowships, loans, and awards that can help you pay for your degree. Each program description is prepared from current material supplied by the sponsoring organization. In seconds, you can read about the purpose, eligibility, monetary award, duration, special features, limitations, number awarded, and deadline date for any program that interests you. Plus, the book is organized so you can search for aid by type (scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, etc.), program title, sponsor, residency, tenability, education specialty, and even deadline date. Keep latest only.

Technology and Learning Magazine
Each June issue contains an article highlighting competitions, grants and prizes available to K-12 teachers. Updates to the article are posted at TechLearning.Com Grants and Contests.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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