Jaime-Lynn Sigler

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—Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Behind Every Famous Person is a Fabulous Teacher.

Grants

For the Classroom

Art

Character Grants

General Grants

History/Social Studies

Innovation

Lifestyle

Literature/Language

Math

Music

Regional

Science/Technology


Continuing Education and Professional Development

Certification

General

History/Literature

Science/Technology

Travel


For the Classroom

Art

P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education
Each year the Foundation for Children’s Education has made available five $1,000 grants to be awarded to educators who need money to further their program goals. The purpose is to aid and support teachers who wish to establish effective art learning tools to teach children with learning disabilities and other special needs.
Deadline: N/A
Maximum Grant: $1,000

Character Grants

Sprint Character Education Grant Program
The Sprint Character Education Grant Program accepts applications for funding of character education programs promoting leadership, youth volunteerism, character education and school pride. Grants will fund the purchase of resource materials, supplies, teacher training and equipment that facilitates character education for K-12 students. The program is open to all US public schools (K-12) and US public school districts.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: N/A

General Grants

State Farm Good Neighbor Student Achievement Grants
State Farm is proud to team up with YSA (Youth Service America) to offer grants of up to $1,500 for programs enhancing student achievement through service-learning in K-12 public schools in all fifty US states, the District of Columbia, and in the Canadian provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick, and Alberta.
Deadline: June 23, 2013
Maximum Grant: $1,500
YSA and Deutsche Bank NYC Semester of Service Grants
YSA has teamed up with Deutsche Bank to offer grants of up to $1,500 each to start a Semester of Service on 9/11 National Day of Service. The Semester of Service program is designed to incorporate Common Core standards, and 21st Century career and workforce readiness skills. K-12 educators from New York City Department of Education schools are eligible to apply. Grantees will receive materials, resources, and ongoing consultation to develop and implement the service-learning program with their students
Deadline: April 30, 2013
Maximum Grant: $1,500
The American Turkish Society Curriculum Development Grants
Curriculum Development Grants in the amounts of $250-$2,500, are made available by The American Turkish Society, a NY-based not for profit dedicated to enhancing ties between Turkey and the United States. Grant recipients will have an opportunity to attend teaching workshops in Turkey with travel, accommodation and program expenses covered by The Society’s program partner SEV.
Deadline: May 21, 2013
Maximum Grant: $2,500
K-12 School Grants
The K-12 school grants website provides teachers with the latest updates and information on grants. Search for grants by category, location, or grade.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: Varies
Pets in the Classroom
The Pet Care Trust is sponsoring the “Pets in the Classroom” program that provides educators with funds to purchase and maintain classroom pets. The grants are offered to Pre-K through 8th grade classes only and teachers can only receive one grant per school year.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $150.00
DonorsChoose
DonorsChoose enables teachers to post resource needs and it allows donors to browse and grant requests.
Deadline: N/A
Academic Enrichment Grants
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households.
Deadline: April 15
Maximum Grant: $10,000
Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers provides grants directly to teachers, supporting their professional learning. Their experiences come in many forms, and share the purpose of enhanced teaching skills.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies
NEA Foundation
The National Education Association’s Foundation for the Improvement of Education offers numerous grants and awards for educators. The exhaustive list is on their website.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies
Teachers Notebook
When you buy an item on TeachersNotebook.com, all of the proceeds go to the teacher that created the item. Teacher resources, teaching tips, teacher deals, and education forums are all available on this website.
National Environmental Education Foundation
The NEEF offers High School Challenge Grants to teachers with at least three years of experience in order to broaden the ecological or environmental content of their curricula offerings or for a project that focuses on a particular ecological or environmental concern. They offer both Cross-Curricula Grants for an interdisciplinary or inter-grade opportunity and Single-Course Grants for teachers in any subject. All grants are part of their Classroom Earth initiative in partnership with the Weather Channel.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: Varies
Texas Classroom Assistance Grants
The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) is offering four $500 Classroom Assistance Grants to public school teachers in the state of Texas. Applicants may apply individually, as a group/team, or as a school.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $500

History/Social Studies

American Immigration Law Foundation's Teacher Grant Program
In an effort to support educators in engaging their students and communities in thoughtful dialogues centered on the issue of immigration and multiculturalism, the American Immigration Council awards bi-annual grants for immigration- themed classroom and community-based projects. Applications are limited to educators teaching in public or private primary, intermediate, and secondary-level schools, after-school programs, and other groups working with youth-as well as extension educators and community leaders.
Deadline: Various, generally two deadlines throughout the year
Maximum Grant: $500

Innovation

Hoenny Center Project Awards for Teachers
The Hoenny Center studies preK-12 peer teaching and wants proposals for classroom action research projects that focus a) on peer teachers' motivations, teaching strategies, and rewards; and/or b) on classroom techniques that professional educators use to improve peer teaching by students. Inquiries should be sent to teachers@hoennycenter.org with "TeachersCount" in the subject line.
Deadline: July 1 every year...inquire anytime
Maximum Grant: $500
 
ING Unsung Heroes
Awards are given to K-12 educators pioneering new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning based on innovative methods, creativity, and ability to positively influence students. Each year, 100 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 award, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one award is granted in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state.
Deadline: April 30th of every year
Maximum Grant: $25,000
InvenTeams Grants
Sponsored by Lemelson-MIT, InvenTeams is a national grant initiative that fosters inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams asks high school students, teachers and mentors to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Teachers apply with students for grants of up to $10,000 to support each team's efforts.
Deadline: April of every year
Maximum Grant: $10,000
Kids in Need Foundation
This foundation awards over $100,000 in grants of $500 denominations to numerous teachers to fund creative classroom initiatives.
Deadline: September 30th of every year
Maximum Grant: $500
NEA Student Achievement Grants
The grants aim to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: Various, generally three deadlines throughout the year
Maximum Grant: $5,000
Toshiba America Foundation
TAF offers grants of up to $1,000 for K-6 teachers, in public or private schools, for the creation of projects designed to improve instruction for students in grades 7-12. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: $1,000

Lifestyle

Impact Educator Grant
Trustmark awards $1,000 grants for teacher-created initiatives that implement programs promoting healthy living for students.
Deadline: Trustmark begins accepting applications in September of every year

Maximum Grant: $1,000
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
A grant program provided by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation that focuses on community-building and facility-enhancing (both indoor and outdoor) projects.
Deadline: October and February of every year
Maximum Grant: $5,000
Keep Gym in School
NFL Network has launched a new initiative to combat the childhood obesity epidemic by helping more kids gain access to quality PE programs. NFLN is offering a grant of $10,000 to one middle school to help improve and sustain its physical education program – build a new track or playing field, refurbish a gym or indoor PE facility, purchase new equipment or supplement a teacher salary.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $10,000

Literature/Language

American Library Association
The ALA offers a variety of grants to school librarians, media professionals and teachers. A comprehensive list can be found on their website.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies
National Italian American Foundation Italian Language Study Grants
This is a matching grant program open to organizations, individuals, schools, and community groups that wish to launch or expand the teaching of Italian in their local public or private elementary, intermediate, or high schools. The grant money may be used to purchase teaching materials, pay teacher and/or teacher’s aide salaries, or towards any legitimate and academically sound activity that furthers the study of Italian in the school for one academic year. The language program may be held before, during or after school hours. Grants range from $500 to $2,000 per year.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Various

Math

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The NCTA offers a variety of grants especially for mathematics teachers.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies

Music

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation supports music education and its many benefits through the donation of new and refurbished musical instruments to underserved school and community music programs and individual students nationwide. K-12 schools can apply for this grant. The foundation makes repairs to damaged instruments, distributes refurbished instruments and then purchases new instruments.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: Various
Music Is Revolution
The Music Is Revolution Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by musician and rock icon Michael Davis of the MC5 to provide $500 grants to public school teachers who incorporate music education into their curriculums. The grants are offered to teachers at all grade levels and in all subjects (not just to music teachers, but to teachers of any subject).
Deadline: January 15th, April 15th and October 15th of every year
Maximum Grant: $500

Regional

Mini-Grants for California Teachers
The Environmental Research Center (ERC) remains committed to helping teachers provide challenging and rewarding learning experiences for their students, while simultaneously providing students with knowledge about the environment and environmental sciences. Any elementary, middle, or high school level teacher, in the State of California, is eligible to apply for a mini-grant.
Deadline: Accepted throughout the year
Maximum Grant: $200

Science/Technology

Education Challenge Grant
Three grants will be awarded to K-12 schools in the United States that best demonstrate the ability to innovatively incorporate computer and video games into their curriculum. All schools wanting to utilize computers and video games to strengthen their current curricular offerings or create new learning experiences for their students are encouraged to apply. Please note that proposals are not limited to STEM classes and programs.
Deadline: April 6, 2012
Maximum Grant: $40,000
Air Force Association
The Educator Grant program is designed to promote aerospace education activities in classrooms from kindergarten through twelfth grades. The program encourages the development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. The program also encourages establishing an active relationship between the school and the local Air Force Association organization.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Various
American Honda Foundation
Schools, along with other non-profit organizations, can apply to the foundation for the promotion of youth and scientific education.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: $100,000
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
The AIAA offers classroom grants of up to $200 for science and math programs. K-12 teachers who use science, math, or technology in the classroom can apply.
Deadline: Quarterly
Maximum Grant: $200
Digital Wish Grants
This website provides a list of grants that involve digital technology in various school subjects.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Various
Entomological Foundation
Mini-grants are available from the Entomological Foundation for curriculum development efforts or workshops emphasizing the uses of insects in K-12 educational settings.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $2,100
Hearlihy/FTE Grant
In association with the Foundation for Technology Education, the International Technology Education Association announces the $2,000 Hearlihy/FTE Grant for a technology teacher at any grade level (K-12). Its purpose is to recognize and encourage the integration of a quality technology education program within the school curriculum.
Deadline: December 1st of every year
Maximum Grant: $1,000
Hewlett-Packard Grants
The K-12 HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative is designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom setting. In the 2006 selection process, some preference was given to schools that serve a large number of low-income students, relative to district or state free and reduced price lunch percentages, and to projects that included integration of mathematics and/or science curriculum. US schools can apply for grants if they are near a HP location.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: Items valued at $40,000
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
K-12 educators can apply for a grant of up to $1,500 to be used towards innovative environmental education. Projects should support curricula that empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems as informed decision makers through an emphasis on the application of basic ecological principles.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $1,500
National Geographic in the Field
Teacher grants are given directly to educators to facilitate their work in promoting and increasing geographic literacy in the classroom, school, district, and/or community. Teacher grant applications are accepted from any current teacher or administrator in an accredited K-12 school within the United States and Canada. Projects that have outreach to urban areas are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Various
National Weather Association Sol Hirsch Fund Grants
Five hundred dollar grants are available annually from the NWA for K-12 teachers who help to improve meteorology education for their students. The selected teachers can use the funds to take an accredited course in atmospheric sciences, attend a relevant workshop or conference, or purchase scientific materials and equipment for the classroom.
Deadline: August 1st of every year
Maximum Grant: $500
Toyota Tapestry Grants
Toyota Motor Sales Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association offer a minimum of 70 Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for K-12 science teachers to implement innovative student projects in environmental or physical sciences or in literacy and science. Fifty grants are worth up to $10,000 each; winners receive an expenses-paid trip to the NSTA national convention. At least 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each are also awarded.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $10,000

Continuing Education and Professional Development Grants and Awards

Certification

General

Institute of International Education
The Toyota International Teacher Program is an international professional-development opportunity for U.S. secondary school teachers focusing on environmental stewardship and global connectedness.
Deadline: Various
Fund for Teachers Grants
K-12 teachers with a minimum of three years teaching experience as a full time teacher spending at least 50% of the time in a classroom or classroom-like setting, in an eligible area, can apply for this grant by designing a professional development experience. Eligible applicants may apply as an individual or as a team; the funding limit is $5,000 per person and $10,000 total per team of two or more. Applicants submit a written online proposal explaining how their experience will make them a better teacher and how the applicant’s improved skills or capacity will be implemented in the classroom, benefiting students, curricula and school. In addition, applicants should supply information as to how they will document experiences and describe, in narrative form, their proposed fellowship budget.
Deadline: Varies depending on state
Maximum Grant: $5,000 per person and $10,000 total per team
National Association for Gifted Children A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) annually awards the A. Harry Passow Classroom Teacher Scholarship to teachers of grades K-12 who have shown excellence in teaching gifted students, the ability to meet the needs of gifted students, and commitment to furthering the development of their teaching skills. The scholarship is designed to reimburse/defray the costs of continuing education for up to two eligible teachers currently teaching gifted students in a variety of educational settings ranging from a homogeneous or full-day special class to a heterogeneous classroom.
Deadline: EarlyApril of every year
Maximum Grant: $2,000
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
This scholarship is for secondary and post-secondary restaurant and foodservice educators who want to complement classroom time with additional industry knowledge by participating in a "hands-on" work experience or attending one of the NRAEF Summer Institutes.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $1,750

History/Literature

American Library Association
The ALA offers a variety of grants to school librarians, media professionals and teachers. A comprehensive list can be found on their website.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies
Horace Mann – Abraham Lincoln Fellowship
The fellowship will allow fifty full-time US teachers the opportunity to study the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. It is open to all K-12 teachers of any discipline, but its curriculum is targeted towards educators of grades 4-12. The fellowship features a five-day institute in June and July 2009 at the ALPLM in Springfield, Illinois.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: N/A
International Reading Association
The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships for study of beginning reading, reading difficulties, literacy and instruction, and adult readers, among other subjects. These include the $6,000 Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship; Teacher as Researcher grants of up to $5,000; Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each, awarded to IRA members for proposed research addressing new and significant questions; the $5,000 Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant for an IRA member to disseminate research; the $1,000 Helen M. Robinson Grant for a doctoral student or association member in the early stages of study; and travel grants to IRA conventions.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Fellowships are awarded for graduate study of the U.S. Constitution. High school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies are eligible, as are college seniors and graduate students planning teaching careers in those subjects. Fellows from each state receive up to $24,000 to help pay for graduate study leading to a master’s degree in history, political science, or education. Both full- and part-time fellowships are available. Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $24,000

Science/Technology

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Fellowships
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) is asking for teachers to make a commitment to stay in the classroom. KSTF, an advocate for beginning teachers and the teaching profession, is now accepting applications for its 2013 Teaching Fellowships. Valued up to $175,000 and renewable for up to five years, the highly competitive Fellowships are awarded to new teachers committed to teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in high schools nationwide. KSTF offers its Fellows professional workshops, materials grants and access to a teacher-to-teacher mentoring network. By doing so, KSTF gives teachers the tools they need to inspire kids to think critically and creatively about math and science.
Deadline: 12 pm EST Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Maximum Grant: up to $175,000
Frontiers in Physiology Professional Development Fellowship
Sponsored by the American Physiological Society, this fellowship is a yearlong immersion into physiology and biomedical research for grade 6-12 science teachers. Awardees conduct research during the summer in the laboratory of a local APS researcher and explore teaching methods that integrate inquiry, equity, and the Internet. Fellows receive $8,500 in stipends, materials, and travel; they also present their research at the annual APS meeting.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $8,500
Greer/FTE Grant
The purpose of this grant is to encourage professional development participation of classroom teachers and supervisors in Technology Education. The successful applicant will receive a check in the amount of $1,000 to offset the expenses of attending an International Technology Education Conference.
Deadline: December 1st of every year
Maximum Grant: $1,000
International Technology Education Association
The Maley/FTE Scholarship’s purpose is to support teachers in their preparation to increase the positive outcomes of technology education. Criteria include: (1) evidence of teaching success, (2) plans for action research, (3) recommendations, (4) plans for professional development, (5) the applicant's need.
Deadline: December 1st of every year
Maximum Grant: $1,000
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The NCTA offers a variety of grants especially for mathematics teachers.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies
National Science Teachers Association
NSTA has numerous grants and award programs available for K-12 science teachers.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies

Travel

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
This grant program offers 10- to 11-month staff positions at various federal agencies or congressional offices in Washington, D.C., including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,500, plus travel and moving expenses. Applicants are judged on excellence in math, science, and technology instruction; innovation; professional growth and leadership; communication skills; and knowledge of national, state, and local policies affecting education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have at least five years’ teaching experience, and be employed full time in science, mathematics, or technology classrooms at a public or private school.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: A monthly stipend of $6000.00 plus a $1000.00 monthly cost of living allowance. In addition, there is a moving/relocation allowance as well as a professional travel allowance.
Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program provides opportunities for full-time U.S. teachers to participate in direct exchanges of positions with colleagues from other countries for a semester or academic year. By living and working in the cultures of their host countries, Fulbright teachers gain an understanding and appreciation of the similarities and differences in national cultures and education systems. The size of the award varies depending on the exchange country.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: N/A
Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies
The Korea Society’s Summer Fellowship in Korean Studies program is designed to help educators integrate Korean subjects into their curricula by taking fellows on a two-week study tour of Korea from June 24–July 10, 2009. . The program includes lectures and discussions on Korean language, history, culture, art, politics and economics. Also included are opportunities for on-site study of locales of historical and contemporary relevance. During the final week, participants will be given time for independent research and exploration. The participants in past programs have found that the program offers an unparalleled learning experience as well as a unique opportunity for extensive travel in Korea.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: N/A
Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program
The Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA), a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, provides U.S. secondary-level teachers of English or the social sciences the opportunity to participate in a two-week professional exchange program in one of the following countries: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Senegal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine. Each US teacher is hosted by a TEA alumni school in the participating country where they team-teach, and discuss best teaching practices, curriculum, and educational issues in the host country. The trip includes visits to local schools and parents’ committees, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and speaking to local government officials and meeting with Ministry of Education representatives. The program is fully funded and provides visa support, round-trip domestic airfare, lodging and meals to attend the TEA U.S. Conference, round-trip airfare from the U.S. to the assigned country, emergency medical insurance, and lodging and a daily stipend in host country.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: N/A
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellowship Program
This fellowship is opened to US educators in grades 7 – 12 who serve as leaders in Holocaust education for their schools, their communities and their professional organizations. These educators must show evidence of extensive knowledge of Holocaust history, successful teaching experience, and participation in community and professional organizations. Museum Teacher fellows will participate in a five-day, all-expense paid summer institute at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., designed to immerse participants in advanced historical and pedagogical issues. Following the summer institute, Teacher Fellows are expected to create and implement an outreach project in their schools, communities, or professional organizations.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: N/A

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