Volume: 07, Issue: 01 01/14/2009 
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Dead Stars Tell Story of Planet Birth
Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'
NASA'S Fermi Telescope Unveils a Dozen New Pulsars
New NASA Balloon Successfully Flight-Tested Over Antarctica
 

Grant Opportunities

Intel Community Grants

Intel Corporation is committed to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in the communities where the company has a major presence. Intel has a strong interest in supporting K12/higher education and community programs. Intel vigorously supports education through grants for programs that advance science, math, and technology education, particularly for women and underserved populations. Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis each quarter. The quarterly submission deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1.

For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.intel.com/community/grant.htm.

Toshiba America Foundation Science and Math Improvement Grants

Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to improve the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by investing in projects designed by K12 classroom teachers. Past funded projects include the implementation of innovative mathematics curricula, materials for the hands-on study of environmental science issues, and equipment for a teacher-designed astronomy curriculum. K-12 schools and teachers in the United States may apply. Grants for K6 teachers of up to $1,000 are offered each fall (deadline October 1). Grades 712 teachers may apply for grants of up to $5,000 at any time during the calendar year. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year (deadlines February 1 or August 1).

For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.toshiba.com/tafpub/jsp/home/default.jsp.

American Honda Foundation Grants

The foundation makes grants of $10,000 to $100,000 to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and others for programs that benefit youth and scientific education. ("Scientific education" encompasses both the physical and life sciences, mathematics, and the environmental sciences.) The foundation is seeking programs that meet the following characteristics: scientific, imaginative, creative, humanistic, youthful, innovative, and forward thinking. Deadlines to apply for the grants are May 1, August 1, November 1, and February 1.

For more information, please visit the following website:
http://corporate.honda.com/america/philanthropy.aspx?id=ahf.

Fund for Teachers Grants

Fund for Teachers awards grants directly to teachers to support professional development opportunities of their own design. Applicants must propose a summer activity and explain how the activity will make the applicant a better teacher; how the applicant will implement his or her improved skills or capacity in the classroom; and how his or her improved skills or capacity will benefit his or her students, curricula, and school. Teachers may request funding for activities up to $5,000 per individual and up to $7,500 per team project.

For more information, please visit the following website:
http://www.fundforteachers.org/.

    
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