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Grants, Contests, and Awards Bulletin: Fall 2016-Winter 2017

Posted on October 30, 2016

Are you interested in receiving funding to integrate WWB Campus into your classroom? Or, maybe you are looking for support to do more projects related to international literacy and global awareness? Or, would you like recognition for the work you are already doing with translated literature and global learning?

You might be interested in applying for the grants and awards below; they all have application deadlines within the next few months.



The Great Global Project Challenge

Application deadline: December 1, 2016

Global educators will design collaborative projects in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year. Projects will aim to support students to become empowered learners, digital citizens, knowledge constructors, innovative designers, computational thinkers, creative communicators, and most notably, global collaborators. The top ten project proposals will receive grants of $1,500, but all projects will be listed on the Global Collaboration Day website.

The Great Global Project Challenge website

Full Guidelines

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for U.S. and International Teachers

Application deadline: December 1, 2016

This program seeks to promote mutual understanding among US and international teachers and their communities by funding U.S. primary and secondary level educators to take part in an intensive professional development program for three to six months abroad, and international teachers to participate in a four-month development program in the United States.

Fulbright DAT website

Guidelines for US Teachers

Guidelines for International Teachers

Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

Application deadline: TBA (opens in December 2016)

This is a year-long professional development program for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. The goal is to equip teachers to bring an international perspective to their schools through targeted training, experience abroad, and global collaboration.

IREX website

International Literacy Association (ILA) Teacher as Researcher Grant 

Application deadline: January 15, 2017

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)

McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants

Application deadline: Open January 15- April 15, 2017

Academic Enrichment Grants up to $10,000 designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.

Website and guidelines

NEA Foundation Learning & Leadership Grants

Application deadline: February 15th, 2017 (other rounds: June 1, October 15th)

$2,000 to individual projects of professional development and $5,000 to group projects of collegial study. Projects that incorporate global learning are more likely to be funded. (Must be NEA Member to apply.)

Grant website and guidelines

Contests and Awards

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs International Essay Contest: Nationalism

Competition Deadline: December 31, 2016

Teachers and students are eligible to enter 1,000-1,500-word essays on the topic: “Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world?” Prizes are awarded in three categories: teachers and graduate students, undergraduate students, and high school students. (We encourage you to use literature from WWB Campus to discuss the topic of national identity!)

Full description

International Literary Association Technology and Literacy Award

Application deadline: January 15, 2017

Honors K-12 educators who are using technology in reading education. (Must be ILA member to apply.)

Full description


For Libraries:

Laura Bush Foundation Library Grant

Application deadline: December 12, 2016

Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to libraries in schools with a free and reduced lunch (FRL) percentage of at least 85 percent.