Tuesday, April 27, 2010
NEA Grants to Educators: Learning & Leadership Grants and Student Achievement Grants
Deadlines: June 1, October 15, and February 1.
The National Endowment for the Arts Foundation has two primary grant categories open to public education professionals: Student Achievement Grants and Learning & Leadership Grants. Applications for both can be completed online.
Learning & Leadership grants provide opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, library media specialists, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth. The grant amount is $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups engaged in collegial study.
Student Achievement grants provide $5,000 to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students' habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.