Wednesday, October 12, 2011

NEA Leadership grants

NEA's Learning & Leadership grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes:
  • Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or
  • Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.
All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. "One-shot" professional growth experiences, such as attending a national conference or engaging a professional speaker, are discouraged. Decisions regarding the content of the professional growth activities must be based upon an assessment of student work undertaken with colleagues, and must be integrated into the institutional planning process. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills. Recipients are required to exercise professional leadership by sharing their new learning with their colleagues.

Amount: $2,000 for individuals; $5,000 for groups

Date due: February 1, 2012

For more information, click here.

NEA Foundation grants

Applications for student-achievement grants from the NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education. Grants of $5,000 each will support individuals whose work engages students in critical thinking and problem solving that increase their knowledge of curricular subject matter. Proposals that focus on enrolling low-income or minority students in advanced coursework are especially encouraged. Eligible applicants include faculty from colleges and universities.

Amount: $5,000

Date due: February 1, 2011

For more information, click here.