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 The New Teacher Project: The Fishman Prize

The Fishman prize is an annual award for exceptionally effective teachers working in high-poverty public schools. Maximum award: $25,000; summer residency. Eligibility: full-time teachers at public schools (including charter schools) where at least 40% of all students are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (or a Title I school). Deadline: December 3, 2013.


Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards

Each year, The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards solicits nominations from the general public and notable public figures, providing the opportunity to submit stories about teachers and professors who made a significant difference in their lives. Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: Nominees must be legal residents of the United States teach or have taught in a K-12 school, or college, or university in the United States. Deadline: December 15, 2013.



eCYBERMISSION is a free, web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition in which students compete against other students in their grades for state, regional and national awards.   Teams consisting of 3-4 students and a team advisor would work to solve problems in their community utilizing the scientific method, scientific inquiry, or engineering design process and can win at the state, regional and national levels. Maximum award: $5,000 in U.S. EE Savings Bonds per student. Eligibility: students grades 6 through 9 at a U.S.-based public, private or home school, or a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school abroad. Deadline: January 15, 2014.


STEM Grants

Explorer Schools Project: Free Resources
Deadline: Ongoing
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Free online resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators of grades 4-12.
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Grants for Youth Programs
Deadline: Rolling
Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation
Grants of varying amounts for programs and services that use technology to educate America's youth.
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Air Force Junior ROTC Grant
Deadline: Rolling
Air Force Association (AFA)
Up to $250 to support aerospace education in K-12 classrooms.
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NNSTA/PASCO: STEM Educator Awards

PASCO has partnered with the National Science Teachers Association to reward selected K-12 STEM educators who have created and are utilizing modern and effective STEM curriculum in the classroom. Maximum award: $4,500 comprised of a monetary gift, a certificate for PASCO scientific products and expenses for the awardee to attend the national NSTA conference. Eligibility: K-12 STEM educators with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in the STEM fields, who implement innovative inquiry-based, technology infused STEM programs; one elementary level, two middle level, and two high school level recipients will be awarded annually. Deadline: November 30, 2013.


U.S. Dept. of State: Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching

The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching program sends highly accomplished primary and secondary teachers from the U.S. abroad and brings international teachers to the U.S for a three to six month long program.  Maximum award: Program costs such as tuition, room and board, and transportation are covered by the grant; participants will receive a maintenance allowance designed to assist with the costs of food and lodging during the program. Distinguished Teachers will also have the opportunity to apply for professional development funds to support development and research, or cover the expenses of attending a conference or workshop related to their fields of teaching expertise. Eligibility (for U.S. applicants): U.S. citizens who are employed full-time at an accredited school in the U.S. or its territories, hold a Master's degree (or be enrolled in a Master's program at the time the grant begins), and are in at least the fifth year of full-time teaching. Deadline: December 15, 2013.


Vernier: Engineering Contest

To recognize creative teaching, Vernier Software & Technology is sponsoring a contest for high school and college teachers. Maximum award: $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2014 ASEE conference in New Orleans. Eligibility: teachers in schools serving grades K-12, as well as post- secondary undergraduate college departments are eligible. Deadline: January 15, 2014.


New Leaders for New Schools: Aspiring Principals Program

New Leaders for New Schools is currently accepting applications for candidates who meet its selection criteria (see website) and want to lead change for children in low-income communities by becoming urban public school principals.  Candidates should have a record of success in leading adults, an expertise in K-12 teaching and learning, a relentless drive to lead an excellent urban school, and most importantly, an unyielding belief in the potential of every child to achieve academically at high levels. Eligibility: a minimum of 2-4 years of successful K-12 instruction experience (depends on location); teaching certificate and/or advanced degree, depending on location. Deadline: January 30, 2014.





Lilly Endowment Grant
The Lilly Endowment is hosting the Teacher Creativity Fellowship program designed to provide teachers, counselors, librarians, media specialists and administrators with professional development and renewal.

The Endowment is offering 100 fellowships at $10,000 each.

See the following link for details.



Angela Award (Deadline: November 30, 2013 - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA))
$1,000 savings bond for 1 female student in grades 5–8 who has a strong connection to science.
Distinguished Service to Science Education Award (Deadline: November 30, 2013 - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA))
$500 for NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education.

Do Something: Seed Grants

Do Something Seed Grants for youth can be used towards project ideas and programs that are just getting started, or to jump-start a program and realize ideas for the first time. These grants can also be used towards projects that are already developed and sustainable, towards the next steps of a project and organization as it looks to expand and grow impact. Maximum award: $500. Eligibility: community projects that are youth-led and driven. Deadline: rolling


Distinguished Teaching Award (Deadline: November 30, 2013 - National Science Teachers Association (NSTA))
$500 for NSTA members who have made extraordinary contributions to science teaching.
Technology Awards (Deadline: November 30, 2013 - National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) and Vernier Technology)
$5,500 worth of cash, products, and conference expenses for K-College teachers who use data collection technology.
Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers (Deadline: November 30, 2013 - National Science Teachers Association)
$1,000 for science teachers who have taught for less than 5 years and are members of NSTA.
Robert H. Carleton Award (Deadline: November 30, 2013 - Dow Chemical Company and the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA))
$5,000 for an outstanding K-12 science teacher who is also an NSTA member.



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