Grants and Awards
Below are current grant and award opportunities:
Life Sciences Educator Awards
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 4th Annual Life Sciences Awards. The Life Science Awards total approximately $95,000 for the following:
- One $25,000 award to a prominent American scientist, with an additional $25,000 funds for research;
- three $10,000 awards to high school educators;
- and three $5,000 awards to high school students who are judged to exemplify excellence in life sciences.
Award winners will be honored at an event to be held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday, July 11, 2011. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, April 5, 2011.
Award criteria and application materials are available online at www.ccolumbusfoundationawards.org
More information about the event can be found online at www.uschamber.com/events/4th-annual-life-sciences-award
Microsoft Partners in Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Education Forum
The Innovative Education Forum (IEF) is part of a worldwide program from Microsoft Partners in Learning. The program recognizes innovative educators and schools implementing 21-century skills in the classroom and the school community with the goal of improving teaching and learning. The Innovative Education Forum seeks to showcase creative and inspiring examples of how educators and schools are using technology.
The U.S. Innovative Education Forum will be hosted on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, WA July 28-29. The theme this year is "Engaging students. Inspiring creativity. Preparing for the future." It focuses on how educators and schools engage students to solve difficult problems while inspiring creativity and, ultimately, preparing students for the future.
Educators are encouraged to submit class projects as individuals or in collaboration with a colleague. School leaders are also encouraged to submit projects that highlight how technology is being used in innovative ways throughout the school community.
Deadline to apply is May 15, 2011. For more details on the event and to download the application, navigate to: www.microsoft.com/education/USIEF
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