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Educators: Grants and Opportunities

Get some "Grants" for your good work.

Get some "Grants" for your good work.

Asia Society is not a grant-giving organization, but we do collect grant announcements and other opportunities that help teachers promote global competence. Here's the latest list (updated February 14, 2011):

The European Union Visitors Program offers professionals in their mid-twenties to mid-forties the opportunity to spend 5-8 days in Brussels, Strasbourg, and/or Luxembourg to learn about the European Union.  Travel and per diem costs are covered. Deadline is March 1.      

Miller Levine Tropical Biology Scholarship will provide the opportunity for biology teachers to travel to Costa Rica to explore tropical eco-systems. Deadline March 1.  

The Horace Mann Educators Corporation is offering $30,000 to K-12 educators and librarians who wish to take college courses. Deadline March 1.   

British Universities Summer School Program provides tuition, accommodations, meals, and airfare for high school teachers to take 3-week courses in Oxford or Edinburgh. Deadline is March 2.  

Intensive Summer Language Institutes for teachers of Chinese and Arabic including elementary and secondary teachers, community college instructors, and those enrolled in teacher certification programs. Due March 4.      

Primary Source Global Read of The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez: Parents, teachers and students are invited to read the book and participate in an online discussion forum beginning on Wednesday, March 2 and a Live chat with the author on Wednesday, March 9. Register online      

Beveridge Family Teaching Prize: this award recognizes excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives. Letters of nomination due March 15.       

International Educational Seminar for U.S. teachers interested in hosting a Thai teacher in 2011 then traveling to Thailand for a reciprocal visit in summer 2012.  Due March 28. 

International Educational Seminars for elementary and secondary principals, assistant principals, and department chairs.  Participants host an administrator from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, or Thailand in 2011 then are hosted by this colleague on a reciprocal visit in summer 2012. Due March 28.     

Taking It Global Intro to Project Based Learning: Anaccredited course to develop teachers' understanding of and competencies in project-based global education. Begins March 30, pre-registration required.    

ING Unsung Heroes Awards: Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000. Due April 30.     

2011 Toyota International Teacher Program to Costa Rica is now accepting applications from teachers of grades 7 - 12. Fully-funded. Deadline May 4.    

Educating for the 21st Century: This course from the University of Peace will take place in the summer of 2011 in Costa Rica. 

Earthwatch Fellowships enable critical partners to participate in research expeditions worldwide at little or no out-of-pocket expense.  Earthwatch Fellows are emissaries of the Earthwatch mission, sharing their experiences and new knowledge with thousands of students, teachers, and colleagues upon their return. More information.      

Think Tank on Global Education in the United States developed by Professor Fernando Reimers, explores the scope of global competency and analyzes effective strategies for promoting it. Learn how to develop initiatives for students in your classroom, school or district that will expand their capacity to be active global citizens. May 19 and 20 at Harvard Graduate School of Education.