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Latest Issue of Grants News!

January 04, 2000

This is the latest issue of Grant News, brought to you by the Office of Technology and Information Systems.  

Here are 32 grant ideas. More to come soon in the next posting of Grant News!  

1. The Technology Literacy Challenge Fund. Open to all West Virginia School Districts. Maximum award is $200,000. Deadline is March 15, 2000. For more information, please contact John Merritt at 558-7880 or by email at jmerritt@access.k12.wv.us. Applications and guidelines are available at http://access.k12.wv.us/tlcf/index.htm  

2. West Virginia Education First Goals 2000. Workshops are already scheduled. You can sign up for a workshop at http://wvde.state.wv.us/ed1st/workshopsed1st.html or visit the main site at http://wvde.state.wv.us/ed1st  

3. Are you interested in another grant listserv? You can join the School Grants Newsletter. The letter has a special deadline section, grant tips section, followed by a section regarding descriptions of grant opportunities. To join, send a blank email to subscribe@schoolgrants.org or go to their website at http://www.schoolgrants.org  

4. USA Today. News of the Century student competition. Open to all U.S. students in grades 4-12. Deadline is March 31, 2000. For more information and contest rules, go to: http://www.newsofthecentury.com  

5. Global School House: Web-page design contest and other grant awards. Open to all K-12 students. For more information contact: http://globalschoolhouse.org/site/new/lightspan1.html  

6. Microsoft. New website available to assist teachers in using technology. Go to: http://microsoft.com/education/schools/default.htm for more information  

7. GTE. Growth Initiatives for Teachers (GIFT) Grant. Encourages innovative Math and Science teaching. Only grades 7-12 (also 6th in a middle school) are eligible to apply. Deadline is January 14, 2000. For more information, contact: http://www.gte.com/AboutGTE/community/gte_foundation/  

8. Bell Atlantic Foundation. Makes several awards and responds to proposals usually within 48 hours. No deadline. For more information, contact http://www.bellatlanticfoundation.com/grantsj.htm  

9. Sprint. Makes awards to increase use of technology in the classroom. For more information contact: http://sprint.com/sprint/overview/commun.html  

10. Sun Microsystems. Is offering it s Star Office software free by download. For more information or to download contact: http://www.sun.com/staroffice/  

11. Inspiration Software. Educators who champion visual learning and the meaningful use of technology in the classroom are eligible. 10 awards of $500 will be made. For more information contact: http://inspiration.com/press/scholarships2.html  

12. Jump Start. Jump Start 2000 is offering a trip to DC and $500 to students in grades k-12 that work in groups of 4 to solve a problem that they come up with. Every student that participates receives a certificate of participation. The deadline is January 14, 2000. For more information contact: http://jumpstartchallenge.com/entry/index.html  

13. NSTA has several awards. Duracell innovation Challenge. Deadline is January 12. Open to students in grades 6-12. For more information, contact: http://www.nsta.org/programs/duracell or for all awards contact the main NSTA page at http://www.nsta.org  

14. Toyota and NSTA. Toyota Tapestry Grant. Grants are made for innovative projects that enhance science education. Deadline is January 20. For more information contact: http://www.nsta.org/programs/toyota.htm or for all awards contact the main NSTA page at http://www.nsta.org  

15. Toshiba and NSTA. Exploravision contest to develop WebPages. Deadline is February 2. Awards include a $10,000 savings bond. Contact http://www.toshiba.com/tai/exploravision/main.html or for all awards contact the main NSTA page at http://www.nsta.org  

16. NASA and NSTA. Two week, expense paid trip in the summer. Deadline is February 20. For more information, contact: http://www.nsta.org/programs/sst/new/nnbrochr.html or for all awards contact the main NSTA page at http://www.nsta.org  

17. Craftsman and NSTA. Young inventors contest to invent or modify a tool. The deadline is March 10. Awards include a $10,000 savings bond. Contact http://www.nsta.org/programs/craftsman.htm, or for more information contact: http://www.nsta.org  

18. National Endowment for the Humanities has over 15 grant opportunities. For information and deadlines go to: http://neh.gov/grants/deadlines.html or their homepage at http://neh.gov  

19. Allstate. Makes several awards with an emphasis on safety. There is no deadline. For more information contact: http://www.allstate.com/foundation  

20. NASA. The NASA Aerospace Education Services Program is a free program for teachers, students, and the public. It is designed to increase awareness and understanding of scientific research and technological development. For more information contact: http://www.okstate.edu/aesp/AESP.html  

21. Ford. Education is the top priority of the Ford Motor Company Fund. There is no deadline. For more information contact: http://www.ford.com/default.asp?pageid=238  

22. Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Program. Announces the CORE 2000 program, designed for Biology Teachers in grades 5-12. The deadline is April 17. For more information contact: http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/core  

23. National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS). The Grant for the Enhancement of Geography Literacy. Deadline is March 22, 2000. The award amount is $2,500. To promote Geography Education In Schools. For more information, please contact http://www.ncss.org/awards/grants.html  

24. National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS. The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education. To promote projects that aim to improve Social Studies Education. Must be a member of NCSS and a social studies teacher. Deadline is also March 22. Award is $20,000. For more information contact: http://www.ncss.org/awards/grants.html  

25. National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS). To improve social studies education. The Christine McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award. Must be a member of NCSS and a social studies teacher. Deadline is also March 22. Award is $1,000. For more information contact: http://www.ncss.org/awards/grants.html  

26. America Online (AOL). Focus is on innovative uses of interactive technology in k-12 education. Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by January 17. For more information contact: http://aolfoundation.org/grants/iei.html  

27. Toyota. Toyota Time Grant. Focus in on Math Teachers who have innovative projects that enhance math education in a school. Award is $10,000. Deadline is January 11, 2000. For more information, contact: http://www.nctm.org/about/toyota/index.html  

28. US Department of Agriculture. Telecommunications and Telemedicine Grant program. Deadline is March 17. For more information, contact: http://www.usda.gov/rus/dlt/overview.htm  

29. Presidential Awards for excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Awards include $7,500 to the school, generous gifts to the awardees from private sector donors, expense paid trip to DC and more. Deadline is February 27. For more information contact: http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/EHR/ESIE/awards/core.htm  

30. Bayer/NSF award for Community Innovation. Program for 6th-8th grade students. Determine a problem in your community and then propose a plan to solve it. Deadline is January 31. Awards include an all expense paid trip to Epcot Center, up to $36,000 in savings bonds, and a $25,000 Columbus Foundation Grant to develop your idea in the community. For more information, contact: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/bayernsf/intro.htm  

31. Thinkquest Junior. Grants to 4th - 6th grade students dealing with WebPages. Deadline is January 31. A number of different awards are available. For more information contact: http://thinkquest.org/tqjr  

32. Compaq s Teaching with Technology Grant Program. One entry from each state will receive a Compaq computer. Deadline is March 15. For more information contact http://www.compaq.com/education/k12/success/devgrant_2000.html  

For questions and comments please contact Jonh Merrit at jmerritt@access.k12.wv.us

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