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  • ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant

    Amount: $1,500

    Description: The American Chemical Society gives innovative chemistry teachers the opportunity to put their ideas into action. The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant was established to promote dynamic and engaging scientific exploration in students. It is awarded to high school teachers who wish to enhance classroom learning and raise students' interest in chemistry.Funds can be used to purchase laboratory equipment, supplies and instructional materials, but also the cost of professional development opportunities, field studies and science outreach events.

  • Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

    Amount: $6,000 monthly stipend, $1,000 monthly living expenses

    Description: This grant is an excellent and unique professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers who have at least five years of experience teaching in STEM subjects. STEM educators participate in 10- or 11-month positions in federal agencies or U.S. congressional offices across the country, during which time they are given the chance to have a direct impact on education programming, policy and reform efforts. After the program, teachers return to the classroom with a deeper understanding of STEM education and experience that will enrich instruction and benefit students. You can learn more about the application here.

  • 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.

  • Delta Education/Frey-Neo/CPO Science Education Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-Based Science Teaching

    Amount: $3,000

    Description: This is a grant offered by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to recognize the outstanding efforts of teachers to implement an inquiry-based approach to science education that stimulates interest and exploration in students. The grant covers up to $1,500 in travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference, as well as $1,500 for use in the classroom. You can download the application form here.

  • Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants

    Amount: up to $6,000

    Description: The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NTCM) offers this grant for math teachers in grades PreK through 5 who have demonstrated a commitment to strengthening their own teaching methods and applying innovative new ides to their classrooms. Applicants must have the support of their principals and be members of NCTM. Funds may be used for professional development, including college coursework, fees associated with attendance at national conferences and material resources. This is one of numerous NTCM grants available to teachers.

  • 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. Maximum Grant: $8,500.

  • 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.

  • Fund for Teachers

    Amount: $5,000 to $10,000

    Description: Fund for Teachers is unique in that it awards grants for professional development based on the principle that the teacher is the one who knows what they need to grow as an educator. These grants are self designed and allow teachers to create their own professional development opportunity based on what is most beneficial to their teaching in their own opinions. The application encourages educators to think about their objectives, motivations and the impact their particular plan of action will have on students.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • International Reading Association awards and grants

    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.

  • IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant

    Amount: $2,500

    Description: The International Reading Association awards grants to outstanding public school teachers in schools that serve low-income families. You must work with elementary school students in grades K-6, and 60 percent of the school's students must be eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. Grants are used to support you in improving the quality of reading and writing education through innovative approaches that combine learning and real world contexts. It is one of numerous IRA grants for efforts to improve literacy.

  • James Madison Graduate Fellowships

    Amount: $24,000

    Description: This grant is for graduate students who have already demonstrated a resolute and immediate commitment to becoming a history teacher at the high school level. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation has established this award with particular emphasis on American history education and the teaching of the United States' Constitution. If you want to help preserve the importance of American history in America's high schools, consider applying.

  • McCarthey Dressman Teacher Development Grants

    Amount: up to $10,000 per year for three years

    Description: The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation provides Teacher Development Grants for individual teachers or small teams working in K-12 education. To foster insightful and innovative professional training and growth, the grants allow you to implement new teaching methods and strategies in the classroom. Projects can take a variety of forms, but each of them must be geared towards having a significant and lasting impact in the classroom. Winners work closely with the foundation to implement their ideas and are awarded up to $10,000 for the first three years of the project.

  • 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: Early April of every year
    Maximum Grant: $2,000

  • National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM) grants and awards

    List of all grants and awards available to teachers.

  • 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

  • National Science Teachers Association awards and recognition

    List of all awards and recognitions available to teachers.

  • NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants

    Amount: $2,000 to $5,000

    Description: The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education awards grants that support the professional development of public school teachers and faculty in public institutions of higher education. Grants may fund professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research, mentoring experiences or lesson study. Professional development must improve practice, curriculum and student achievement, and recipients must put professional leadership into practice by sharing what they learn with their colleagues. Grants cannot be used to fund a degree. For specific information, visit the NEA Foundation's application instructions page.

  • NWA Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants

    Amount: $750

    Description: The National Weather Association aims to support the importance of meteorology in elementary, middle and high school by awarding grants to teachers who demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of meteorology education, a science subject that is frequently overlooked. Funds may be used for the purchasing of materials or equipment, the establishment of community outreach science programs or professional development. You can apply for the grant here.

  • 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.


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