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[teacherartexchange] NAEA Grant Funding Alert - and Teacher Openings


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Dec 01 2005 - 07:08:07 PST

Dear Art Educators,

Here is the current list of available grants I received from the
National Art Education Association. This list is not comprehensive.
Your county education offices will know of additional grants.

Circulated as a public service by the

"National Association for Gifted Children"
The National Association for Gifted Children has announced the NAGC-Nicholas
Green Distinguished Student Award Program for students who have distinguished
themselves in academic achievement, leadership, or the visual or performing
arts. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: one student in every state from the
third, fourth, fifth, or sixth grade. Deadline: Various.

"Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program"
Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program for education reform efforts
that strengthen public education at the elementary school level:
systemic school
reform; improving the quality of teachers, principals and other school
leaders, and arts education; early childhood care and education
initiatives, and
strategies to improve literacy that address professional development
for teachers,
family literacy programs or literacy in the early years. Maximum Award:
$25,000-$1 million. Eligibility: Public education at the elementary
school level.
Deadline: N/A.,1474,intPageID%253D1444%2526blnPrinterFriendly%253D0,00.html

"Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program"
The Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program (JFMF) provides U.S.
primary and secondary school teachers and administrators with the
opportunity to
participate in three-week study visits to Japan and to return home with a
follow-on plan designed to introduce Japanese culture to American
students. Each
year, up to 600 teachers and administrators, including participants from all 50
states and the District of Columbia, are selected to participate in the JFMF
program. The JFMF Program features an orientation to Japan followed by visits
to primary and secondary schools, teacher training colleges, cultural sites,
and industrial facilities. Meetings with Japanese teachers and students and a
homestay with a Japanese family are also key components of the program.
Participants return home to share their new knowledge with students,
colleagues, and the local community, ensuring that more than just the
individual participants
profit from the experience. As an additional benefit to participants,
graduate level credits are also available. The deadline for
applications for the
2006 program is December 10, 2005.

"Digital Imaging & Visual Learning Grants"
Olympus America, Inc. & Tool Factory, Inc. sponsor a classroom grants program
designed to strengthen education through digital imaging and the power of
visual learning. Maximum Award: $3,500. Eligibility: K12 and special education
schools in the US, its territories, and Canada. Deadline: December 30, 2006.

"Toyota International Teacher Program"
This program allows participants to explore Japan's education, culture,
environment and technology, and examine how these affect industry and
society in
Japan today. Maximum Award: a fully funded 10-day, study tour of Japan.
Eligibility: classroom teachers (grades 9-12) from Colorado, Indiana, Kansas,
Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and
Tennessee. Deadline: January 9, 2006.

"State Farm Charitable Contributions to Teacher Excellence Programs"
The State Farm Companies Foundation makes charitable contributions to teacher
excellence programs that improve teacher quality, service-learning programs
that integrate core classroom curriculum with service to the community, and
programs that incorporate the Baldrige criteria (for information, see website)
into education systems to improve overall effectiveness. Maximum Award: Varies.
Eligibility: nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of
the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Canadian charitable organizations, and
educational institutions. Deadline: January 15, 2006.

"National School and Business Partnerships Award"
The National School and Business Partnerships Award supports and recognizes
the efforts of schools and businesses that partner to improve the academic,
social or physical well-being of students. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility:
Partnerships involving kindergarten through 12th grade public schools and/or
school districts and businesses. Deadline: January 30, 2006.

"NEA Fine Arts Grants"
On behalf of the National Education Association (NEA), The NEA Foundation
offers NEA Fine Arts grants to NEA members. Available to elementary
(grades K-6) school art specialists through local NEA affiliates, the
grants allow fine
arts educators to create and implement programs that promote learning among
students at risk of school failure. Deadline: February 1, 2006.

"Recognizing Public and School Libraries"
The Thomson Gale Giant Step Award recognizes school and public libraries that
have made initiatives in programs and services that greatly impact student
learning and development, or that enrich services in both the school and the
community. Maximum Award: $10,000. Eligibility: U.S. and Canadian
school library media centers (an individual library media center or
entire district's library
media services programs) and the youth services departments in U.S. and
Canadian public libraries that partner with local schools (a single
library or an entire library system). Deadline: February 15, 2006.
These will be added to this page on Incredible Art Department:

Art Teacher Openings....
Each week I get updates to the teacher openings in selected states file:

Both of these pages are linked from Art News on IAD.


Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
Incredible Art Resources

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