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Bob Costas Grants for the Teaching of Writing
It's All About The Fruit Program
Dollar General Youth Literacy Grants
Environmental Literacy Grants for Formal K-12
Education: Dept of Commerce Grant
Verizon Education and Literacy Grants
Verizon Foundation only
accepts electronic proposals.
Find out how to use our simple
Apply Online process. The Verizon
Foundation reviews unsolicited
proposals on a continuous calendar
year basis from January 1st through
the last business day of October.
Family Literacy Library Services Grant Program
Submitted online to the Division of Library Development by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10,
• International Youth Art Competition (Grades K-12)
In April 2011, experts from around the world will gather in Houston for the International Academy of Astronautics Humans in Space Symposium. As
part of this event, students ages 10-17 are invited to express their ideas about the future of human space exploration through visual, literary, musical
or digital art. Winning art will be displayed at the Symposium and in an online gallery. Submissions must be received by Dec. 3, 2010.
"Kids in Micro-g" Challenge (Grades 5-8)
"Kids in Micro-g" is a student experiment design challenge geared toward grades 5-8. Its purpose is to give students a hands-on opportunity to design
an experiment or simple demonstration that will have observably different results when performed in the classroom and aboard the International
Space Station. Experiment proposals may be submitted by educators on the behalf of student groups. Winning proposals will be performed aboard
the space station. Proposals are due Dec. 8, 2010.
• RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge (Grades 9-12 and Higher Education)
The RealWorld-InWorld NASA Engineering Design Challenge invites high school students to work cooperatively as engineers and scientists to solve
real-world problems. Participants explore and design solutions to two problems related to the James Webb Space Telescope. Project solutions for
Phase 1 of the challenge are due Dec. 15, 2010. Teams who complete the first phase are then paired with participating college engineering students
to begin Phase 2, the InWorld phase of the challenge.
2011 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (Grades K-12)
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship is a paid fellowship for K-12 science, mathematics, engineering and technology teachers.
Einstein Fellows spend a school year in Washington, D.C., serving in a federal agency or on Capitol Hill. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be
employed full-time in an elementary or secondary school or school district. Applicants must have been teaching full-time for at least five of the last
seven years. Applications are due Jan. 4, 2011.
• Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award (Grades K-12)
Do you know K-12 teachers who are making a difference in education through the use of technology? Recognize their achievements by nominating
them for the Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award. Technology personnel and K-12 classroom teachers who have demonstrated exemplary
use of technology to enhance learning are eligible. The deadline for applications is Jan. 15, 2011.
• Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge (Grades 5-8 and Informal)
The Waste Limitation Management and Recycling Design Challenge is open to students in grades 5-8. Teams of up to six students are challenged to
create a Sustainable Water Recycling System for the moon. The challenge uses real-world scenarios that meet science and mathematics content
standards. Students can participate in a formal, informal or home-school setting. Teams will test their system on a simulated wastewater stream and
report results to NASA. Entries are due Feb. 28, 2011.
• NASA Space Settlement Design Contest (Grades 5-12)
Design a space colony! Space colonies are permanent communities in orbit, as opposed to being on the moon or other planets. Designing a space
colony involves physics, mathematics, space science, environmental science and many other disciplines. This contest is for 11-18-year-old students
from anywhere in the world. Individuals or teams may enter. Grades 6-8, 9-10 and 11-12 are judged separately, except for the grand prize.
Submissions must be received by March 15, 2011.
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Digital Wish Grants
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• These are 2009 grant winners – Best Practices
in grant winners. The winners expressed what
they where doing in the grant and why they
think they won.
• Do you see any patters?
Common Errors in Grant Writinghttp://www.guide2digitallearning.com/funding/common_errors_grantwriting
• “I don't believe there is a special
language, but I do believe there are
words and phrases that speak clearly
to the reader. I keep a list of "instead
ofs" that I refer to when I write and
when I edit.”
• “For example instead of this phrase,
try these words”:
– in view of, use because
in a number of cases, several
in view of the fact that, because
in all probability, probably
in the event that, if
in the vicinity of, near
it is imperative that, be sure that
arrived at the conclusion, concluded
make decisions, decide
last but not least, finally
• “You get the idea. Keep it simple and
to the point. Your reader will
understand what you are trying to do
and your grant will have a better
chance of being funded.”
• “Dr. Julie Miller, in her book
"Business Writing That Counts"
suggests that we eliminate the
ultimate weasel word: there. She
believes that it does not produce
engaging prose and should be
expunged forever from your writing.
There is, there was, there has been,
there will be are all examples of dull,
flat writing. Starting sentences with
this non-word is a lazy way of
Suggestions by Dr. Julie Miller
• “As you weigh your choice of
words, select from strong action
verbs. You will build your own list
of action verbs over time. For
example, many proposals ask you
to include information about key
players in the proposal
implementation. You will have
your key project implementers
submit their resumes for
inclusion in the appendix of the
grant. In the narrative, you will
write a few sentences about each
person and the role that
individual will play in your grant.”
• Looking at your list of action
verbs will help you. A few to
– streamlined, and so forth.
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