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Funding for Teachers and Students

Posted on October 30, 2015

Interested in receiving funding to integrate WWB Campus into your classroom? Looking for support to do more projects related to international literacy and global awareness? You might be interested in applying for the grants below; they all have application deadlines within the next few months. 

Scroll to the bottom for student grants related to global citizenship. 

International Literacy Association (ILA) Teacher as Researcher Grant 

Application deadline: January 15, 2016

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to support [K-12] teachers’ inquiries about literacy and instruction. Grant-related studies may be carried out using any research method or approach so long as the focus is on reading/writing or literacy. 

Summary on ILA website

Full Guidelines (pdf)

We all Posters Global Diversity Grant 

Application deadline: November 30, 2015

Global Diversity Mini-Grants are established for educators and community leaders to create projects that help young people appreciate the similarities and diversity of global cultures. Examples of possible projects include creating multicultural or international teaching materials, inviting international guest speakers to a classroom or library, or organizing a literacy program in an underserved community. 

Summary on RPCV Madison website

Full Guidelines (pdf) 

Generation Study Abroad Enrichment Grant 

Application deadline: December 1, 2015

The goal of the program is to help raise global awareness in the classroom and prepare students for global citizenship and study abroad. Teachers who receive an enrichment grant can conduct any learning activity in the US or abroad that enhances their international outlook and global experience. Through their experiences, they will be able to further internationalize their classroom and advance their role as global educators to positively impact student learning.

Full Guidelines on IIE website 

Grants for high school students and recent high school graduates:

Kennedy-Lugar High School Abroad Grants

Application deadline: December 1, 2015

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program offers American high school students and recent graduates full scholarships to study for one academic year in countries with significant Muslim populations. In 2016-2017, students have the opportunity to go to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. 

Summary on YES Abroad website

Full Guidelines

Global Citizens Youth Summit

Application deadline: February 1, 2016

The Global Citizens Youth Summit (GCYS) brings youth scholars from around the world and thought leaders to Cambridge, MA for a nine-day program to investigate the idea of global citizenship. The program serves as a springboard for ideas and collaboration in the year to come. Following the Summit, students take action and follow their passion in taking on complex global problems in their local communities.

Summary and video on Global Citizens Initiative website 

Full Guidelines for application