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Grants and Awards Bulletin: Winter 2017

Posted on January 24, 2017

Are you looking to start 2017 with a new project, new recognition, or new opportunities to explore and educate yourself and your students about the larger world?

You might be interested in applying one of for the grants and awards below; they are all related to some aspect of international education, and have application deadlines within the next few months.


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

NEA Global Learning Fellowship

Application deadline: February 28, 2017

Offers educators 12 months of professional development opportunities to cultivate global competence skills and develop lesson plans that will be shared with educators around the world. Opportunities include online coursework, online country-specific resources guides and webinars, a professional development workshop, and a nine-day international field study.


FAQs and Preview Application (PDF)

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

Application deadline: March 7, 2017

Grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups within higher education institutions and other educational organizations where teachers, students, and faculty are engaged in a common endeavor. Considered projects are short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.

Website and guidelines

Teachers for Global Classrooms Program

Application deadline: March 20, 2017

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

McCarthy Dressman Education Foundation Academic Enrichment Grants

Application deadline: 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

The Awesome Foundation Grants

Deadline: Rolling (granted monthly)

$1000 grants awarded monthly by autonomous local chapters to any good idea in a range of fields, including the arts, technology, community development, and more. You can apply to a local chapter, global chapter, like “Awesome Without Borders,” or choose “any” on the application.




United States-Japan Foundation Elgin Heinz Teacher Awards

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Award presented annually to two pre-college teachers in humanities and Japanese language who further mutual understanding between Japan and the United States. The award includes a certificate of recognition, $2,500 monetary award, and $5,000 in project funds.


Application guidelines


Take this 5-min survey about diversity from the Tanenbaum Center. In developing trainings to combat faith-based bias and bullying at school, they are hoping to draw upon the opinions and experiences of educators.