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Fellowships and Awards to Detroit Area, Michigan Artists for Career Advancing Activities

Deadline 01/18/18

Fellowships of $25,000 and awards of $5,000 to Detroit Area, Michigan individual artists to support professional development activities. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the informational workshops on December 2, 2017, and January 9, 2018. Applications are accepted from both emerging and established artists res...

GrantWatch ID#: 166667

Awards to Arizona and Nevada K-12 Teachers to Recognize Exemplary Education in the Sciences

Deadline 01/31/18

Awards to Arizona and Nevada K-12 teachers at public, private, or charter schools for exceptional achievement in science education. Nominations are due December 15, 2017 and full applications are due January 31, 2018. Teachers may apply in the categories of PreK, K-5, 6-8, or 9-12. Student teachers who have completed their...

GrantWatch ID#: 182266

Awards to Southern Nevada Public School Teachers to Recognize Excellence in the Teaching Pro...

Deadline 01/18/18

Awards of $5,000 to Southern Nevada public school teachers to recognize and honor outstanding educators. Awards are intended to acknowledge teachers who inspire others by going beyond the call of duty and make a significant difference in their students' lives. Students, alumni, colleagues, parents, PTA members, and communi...

GrantWatch ID#: 182570

Networking and Publicity Opportunity for Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia Nonprofits i...

Deadline 02/28/18 Conference Date: 01/18/18

Opportunity for Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland nonprofits in eligible counties to be recognized as a top philanthropic organization in the region. Applying organizations will be selected based on diversity across types of programs, fields of interest (nature, culture, human services, education, and their respective...

GrantWatch ID#: 178644

Awards to USA Mental Health Professionals and Organizations for Improving Mental Health Care...

Deadline 01/19/18

Awards of $5,000 to USA psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, health professionals, mental health programs, and community organizations for excellence in efforts to improve the quality of mental health care for minorities. These awards are intended to honor those who have undertaken innovative and supportive eff...

GrantWatch ID#: 152301

Award to a Kansas Individual for Early-Career Contributions to Environmental Education

Deadline 01/19/18

Award to a Kansas individual to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of environmental education. This award recognizes passionate educators who are new to the environmental and conservation education field in Kansas, but who are already creating a positive impact. About the Connie Elpers Rising Star Award: ...

GrantWatch ID#: 161085

Award to Recognize a USA, Canada, or International Museum Professional for Outstanding Achiev...

Deadline 01/19/18

Award of $1,000 to recognize an outstanding USA, Canada, or International museum professional with less than ten years in the field. This award will recognize a specific achievement or body of work that has benefited either the honoree’s home institution or the museum field in general. The honoree’s work may be in an...

GrantWatch ID#: 161621

Award to a Spartanburg County, South Carolina Youth or Young Adult for Outstanding Community...

Deadline 01/19/18

Award of $5,000 to a Spartanburg County, South Carolina individual between the ages of 12 and 30 to recognize outstanding contributions to enhancing quality of life. Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals who have developed creative solutions addressing critical community challenges. The recipients of this aw...

GrantWatch ID#: 167117

Award to a Southern Arizona Individual, Couple, or Family for Outstanding Philanthropic Lead...

Deadline 01/19/18

Award to a Southern Arizona individual, couple, or family that has demonstrated outstanding leadership in philanthropy. Nominations will be considered for those who have helped establish nonprofit organizations and acted as inspirational leaders in the areas of community service, philanthropy, mentoring, collaboration, or ...

GrantWatch ID#: 177950

Awards to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia Businesses to Recognize Outstanding Work En...

Deadline 01/19/18

Awards to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia businesses of any size to recognize outstanding efforts to promote a meaningful and enjoyable work environment for employees. Nominations are invited on behalf of Washington area companies located in DC or one of the following jurisdictions: Alexandria and Arlington, Fairfax...

GrantWatch ID#: 182727

Award to a Wyoming Journalist or News Media Business for Excellence in Coverage of the Educa...

Deadline 01/22/18

Award to a Wyoming business or member of the news media for outstanding coverage of education issues and current events. The award may be presented to news commentators, editors, and special correspondents, as well as newspapers, radio and television stations. Candidates will be judged on the following criteria: - Inte...

GrantWatch ID#: 158341

Award to a USA or UK Classroom Teacher for Excellence in Earth Science Instruction

Deadline 01/22/18

Award of $2,500 to a USA or UK classroom teacher to recognize outstanding Earth science instruction at the K-8 grade levels. Teachers will be evaluated on the basis of their enthusiasm for and dedication to Earth Science education, as well as their ability to craft and deliver Earth science instruction for their students. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 160691

Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Individuals for Excellence in Opera, Theater, and M...

Deadline 01/22/18

Prizes of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International singers and actors for competing in a theater, opera, and musical theater contest. Contestents must prepare a presentation in theater, American musical theater, and opera. Singers and actors are encouraged to perform constrasting selections. To effectively demo...

GrantWatch ID#: 175728

Award to a Wyoming Individual for Outstanding Service to Students, Teachers, and Schools

Deadline 01/22/18

Award to a Wyoming individual for demonstrating excellent service to the field of education, including teachers, schools, and students. Nominators must cite specific examples of the contributions of the individual. The recipient of the award shall be presented with a plaque.

GrantWatch ID#: 177754

Award to a Wyoming Individual or Group for Excellence in Promoting Diversity in Education

Deadline 01/22/18

Award to a Wyoming individual or group for excellence in fostering diversity, interpersonal relationships, and multiculturalism among the many diverse groups within the state education system. Funding is intended to honor an individual educator, friend of education, or group for promoting multicultural collaboration and ha...

GrantWatch ID#: 177755

Awards to Broward County, Florida Teachers for Exemplary Service in Art Education

Deadline 01/26/18

Awards of $1,000 and awards of $3,500 to Broward County, Florida teachers for exemplary service in art education. Funding is intended to recognize best practices in schools and the community in the following art disciplines: music, theater, dance, and visual arts. Preference is given to art teachers who are certified in...

GrantWatch ID#: 141458

Award to a USA Medical School Faculty Member to Recognize Contributions to Healthcare

Deadline 01/26/18

Award of $10,000 to a USA medical school faculty member to recognize major contributions in improving health and the quality of healthcare for Americans. Eligible nominees must be able to demonstrate that their work has influenced public policy, improved the health of society, and helped redirect the medical profession and...

GrantWatch ID#: 167411

Awards to North Dakota Individuals to Recognize Contributions to Public Health

Deadline 01/26/18

Awards to North Dakota individuals to recognize outstanding contributions to public health within the state. Nominations should describe the individual’s or team’s innovative work and achievements within the field of public health. Nominations are invited under the following award categories: NDPHA Outstanding Serv...

GrantWatch ID#: 178305

Fellowships and Awards to Massachusetts Artists for Work in the Areas of Dance, Writing, and...

Deadline 01/29/18

Fellowships of $12,000 and awards of $1,000 to Massachusetts individual artists in recognition of exceptional original work in the disciplines of choreography, fiction and creative nonfiction, and painting. Funding is intended to provide direct, unrestricted support to outstanding artists. Choreography: Eligible for re...

GrantWatch ID#: 162385

Grants to Mississippi K-12 Teachers and Administrators for Contributions to Public Education

Deadline 01/29/18

Grants to Mississippi K-12 classroom teachers and administrators to recognize outstanding contributions to public education. Districts are invited to nominate one teacher and one administrator for the state title. Consideration will be given to teachers that inspire students, are active in the community, and possess leader...

GrantWatch ID#: 179095
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Prizes to USA Journalists for Excellence in Investigative Stories and Commentary

Deadline 01/30/18

Prizes of $5,000 to USA journalists to recognize efforts in commentary or investigative journalism that are in service to the common good. Winners of these prizes exemplify social justice impact, reportorial excellence, and storytelling skill. Prizes will be presented in the following categories: 1. Book (bound volume...

GrantWatch ID#: 177619
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Award to a Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC Teacher for Exemplary Work

Deadline 01/31/18

Award of $7,500 to a Maryland, Virginia, or Washington DC teacher in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for extraordinary work within the teaching profession. The funding source aims to promote quality and creative instruction, acknowledge excellence in teaching, and to contribute in a substantive way to the improvement ...

GrantWatch ID#: 140335

Award to a Hillsdale County, Michigan Teacher for Dedication and Excellence in Teaching and...

Deadline 01/31/18

Award of $10,000 to a Hillsdale County, Michigan teacher to recognize excellence in education. Specifically, the award is given to recognize a teacher who goes above and beyond his or her duties, enriches students' lives, and demonstrates dedication to the school and community.

GrantWatch ID#: 150688
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Journalists to Recognize Journalistic Work on Under...

Deadline 01/31/18

Awards of up to $12,500 to USA, Canada, and International journalists for a significant work of journalism in any medium on a public interest subject that has not been widely-reported. The awards are intended to underwrite the research and writing of a produced or published article which brings new understanding to an unde...

GrantWatch ID#: 151796

Awards to Georgia K-12 and College Teachers for Outstanding Achievements in Teaching English...

Deadline 01/31/18

Awards to Georgia elementary, middle, secondary, and postsecondary teachers of English and language arts to recognize excellence in education. Nominees will be considered in four categories: elementary school (kindergarten through grade 5), middle school (grades 6 through 8), secondary school (grades 9-12), and college.

GrantWatch ID#: 157800

Award to a California Author to Recognize a Children's Book that Highlights California

Deadline 01/31/18

Award of $500 to a California author to recognize an outstanding book for children or young adults that focuses on California and its people. The award is intended to promote interest in the stories of the State of California, its history, and its future. The prize of $500 and an engraved plaque are presented to the rec...

GrantWatch ID#: 174844
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Awards to Delaware Individuals and Institutions for Contributions to Libraries and Lifelong ...

Deadline 01/31/18

Awards to Delaware individuals and institutions for outstanding contributions to the library field, supporting library activities and programs, encouraging lifelong learning and serving library patrons and the community. Awardees can be library employees, trustees, community members, or libraries and institutions. Awar...

GrantWatch ID#: 175052

Award to a USA Nonprofit or Agency for Addressing Domestic Violence in Disadvantaged Communi...

Deadline 01/31/18

Award of $10,000 to a USA or territories nonprofit organization or government agency for an outstanding program that addresses domestic violence in underserved communities. To qualify, the program’s main focus must relate to intimate partner violence and the program must have been in operation for at least three years. ...

GrantWatch ID#: 177385

Awards to USA Nonprofits and Agencies for Programs Addressing Domestic Violence

Deadline 01/31/18

Awards of $10,000 to USA and Territories nonprofit organizations and government agencies to recognize innovative programs that aim to break the cycle of domestic violence. Preference will be given to programs that can serve as models for the nation to address intimate partner violence. These are awards for accomplishme...

GrantWatch ID#: 177387

Award to a Nevada or Arizona Educator, Administrator, or Volunteer for Outstanding Leadershi...

Deadline 01/31/18

Award to a Nevada or Arizona educator, administrator, or volunteer who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in improving the quality of K-12 STEM education. Nominees should have made meaningful contributions beyond a single classroom, for example, at a school or throughout the district, city, area, or state. Qualifie...

GrantWatch ID#: 177974

Award to a Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC Principal for Extraordinary Work in Education

Deadline 01/31/18

Award of $7,500 to a Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC principal in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to acknowledge their extraordinary work within preK-12 education. The funding source seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational en...

GrantWatch ID#: 182577

Awards to Oklahoma Educators, Teams, and Institutions to Recognize Excellence in Online Educ...

Deadline 01/31/18

Awards to Oklahoma groups and individuals from Oklahoma IHEs to acknowledge excellence in online and blended learning in the State of Oklahoma. The awards are specifically intended for groups and individuals who succeed in strengthening the quality of online education through innovative methods evidenced by measurable outc...

GrantWatch ID#: 182696

Awards to Middle Tennessee Individuals and Businesses Who Have Contributed to Their Community

Deadline 01/31/18

Awards to Middle Tennessee individuals and businesses for the time and effort invested in improving their community. Nominees are those who have contributed in some way towards their community through business, nonprofit support, civic volunteer group, or faith-based programming. Award Categories: Capacity-Building ...

GrantWatch ID#: 182757
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Awards to Delaware Businesses, Organizations, and Individuals for Outstanding Support of Edu...

Deadline 02/01/18

Awards to Delaware local businesses, business employees, or organizations to recognize outstanding support of public education within the state. Nominations are invited on behalf of worthy candidates by funding source members or affiliates. Nominations will be reviewed and recipient(s) will be selected based on the follow...

GrantWatch ID#: 158151

Award to a USA or Canada Library Organization in Recognition of a Strong Staff Development P...

Deadline 02/01/18

Award of $3,500 to a USA or Canada library that demonstrates the greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization. For the purposes of these grants, a library organization is defined as any of the following: - Individual library; - Library syste...

GrantWatch ID#: 160079
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Awards to USA Public, School, and Academic Libraries to Recognize Excellence in Library Prog...

Deadline 02/01/18

Awards of $5,000 to USA public, school, and academic libraries to recognize distinction in library programming through cultural or thematic programs which address specific community needs, have a measurable effect, and involve active community planning and participation. A cultural/thematic program is one that features the...

GrantWatch ID#: 160147

Award to a USA, Canada or International Music Composer for Career Achievement

Deadline 02/01/18

Award to a USA, Canada or International music composer for outstanding achievement in their overall body of work and demonstration of unique creativity. Nominations should preferably come from recognized experts in the field of classical music. The prize includes a cash award, a performance, and a residency of four non-con...

GrantWatch ID#: 163158

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Librarian for Exhibiting Outstanding Character in t...

Deadline 02/01/18

Award of $10,000 to a USA, Canada, or International librarian to recognize someone who has exhibited extraordinary character in the face of a difficult situation. Nominees should demonstrate that they have dealt with these situations with integrity and with their dignity still intact. In addition to the cash prize, the awa...

GrantWatch ID#: 166587

Prize Package to a Louisiana Entrepreneur to Base and Grow a Business in St. Bernard Parish

Deadline 02/01/18

A prize package including both cash and in-kind services is available to Louisiana entrepreneurs who agree to base their business in St. Bernard Parish for a minimum of two years. In the past, the donations portion of the prize has included services ranging from marketing and public relations to legal and accounting. A...

GrantWatch ID#: 167937

Award to a Nebraska Teacher for Using Technology to Enhance PreK-12 Education

Deadline 02/01/18

Award of $600 to a Nebraska teacher to recognize outstanding efforts in using technology to enhance the quality of PreK-12 education. The award may be used for professional activities, such as tuition, conference reimbursement, or subscriptions. The award winner will be determined by a panel of Directors from the NETA ...

GrantWatch ID#: 176974

Award to a Nebraska K-12 School Administrator or Director for Enhancing Education through Te...

Deadline 02/01/18

Award of $600 to a Nebraska K-12 administrators, technology directors, and individuals in other non-teaching positions to recognize the outstanding use of technology to enhance learning, teaching, and administration. The award will be used for professional activities, such as tuition, conference reimbursement, or subscript...

GrantWatch ID#: 176975

Awards to North Dakota Individuals and Programs for Improving Health in Rural Areas

Deadline 02/01/18

Awards to North Dakota individuals and programs to recognize outstanding service to healthcare in rural areas of the state. Award categories are available for healthcare providers and administrators, legislators, educators, and community members. Nominations will be accepted in the following award categories: The Outst...

GrantWatch ID#: 177060

Award to a USA K-12 Educator for Excellence in Educational Technology

Deadline 02/01/18

Award of $1,000 to a USA K-12 formal or informal educator to recognize the outstanding development and delivery or an educational technology program. Priority will be given to programs focusing on aerospace or aeronautics. Applicants must demonstrate how their programs ultimately benefit the students in a school or organiz...

GrantWatch ID#: 177360

Awards to Alaska Educators for Inspiring and Dedicated Teaching

Deadline 02/01/18

Awards to Alaska teachers and educators to recognize outstanding efforts to inspire students and enhance the learning experience. Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals whose work offers a model for teaching, learning, and leadership in schools and communities throughout the state. Award Categories: Teach...

GrantWatch ID#: 177582

Award to a California Nonprofit to Recognize an Outstanding Youth Visual Arts Program in Los...

Deadline 02/01/18

Award to a Los Angeles County, California nonprofit organization working to impact youth through education in the visual arts. While consideration will be given to proposals from throughout the County, preference will be given to organizations based in Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. The genesis of this award was a de...

GrantWatch ID#: 177933

Award to a New York Teacher to Recognize Outstanding Service in Public Education

Deadline 02/01/18

Award to a New York preK-12 teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to public education.This program seeks to recognize and celebrate the exceptionally passionate and skilled educators serving students within the state. The selected recipient will go on to be considered in the national pool. The purpose of this prog...

GrantWatch ID#: 178321

Award to a New Hampshire Group or Individual for Educating the Public on Wastewater Issues

Deadline 02/01/18

Award to a New Hampshire individual or group to recognize outstanding efforts to educate public audiences about wastewater-related issues. Outreach and education efforts include many formats, such as training programs, brochures, facility tours, YouTube videos, web sites, social media, banners, newspaper articles, public e...

GrantWatch ID#: 182689

Awards to Oklahoma Nonprofits, Businesses, Educational Institutions, and Agencies to Recogni...

Deadline 02/01/18

Grants to Oklahoma nonprofits, for-profits, educational institutions, and government entities for outreach efforts and initiatives that display integrity and promote ethical behavior. There are two categories of the award: one for the education sector and one for the community sector. The purpose of this award(s) is to...

GrantWatch ID#: 182702

Award to a Santa Barbara County, California PreK-12 Teacher for Educational Excellence

Deadline 02/02/18

Award to a Santa Barbara County, California PreK-12 teacher for excellence in education. The recipient will serve as a representative of all teachers and a voice celebrating the profession. The winning County Teacher of the Year will become a competitor for the California State Teacher of the Year. The awardee will be a...

GrantWatch ID#: 147104

Awards to USA, Canada, and International University Faculty for Assisting Geography Students...

Deadline 02/02/18

Awards to USA, Canada, and International university faculty to recognize outstanding efforts in contributing to the professional development of geography teachers and success at mentoring students of geography and geography education. Awardees will participate in a special session and be recognized at the National Confe...

GrantWatch ID#: 160656