Foundation / Corporation
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) - English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE)
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International K-12 English language arts teachers to support projects that enhance the quality of education. Proposals must address a specific question or problem to be studied and provide a clear timeline for execution. Proposals will be judged on such criteria as the strength of the connection to James Moffett’s scholarship and the perceived value and feasibility of the project.
NCTE’s English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE), in conjunction with the National Writing Project, offers this grant to support teacher research projects that further the spirit and scholarship of James Moffett. Moffett, a great champion of the voices of K-12 teachers, focused on such ideas as the necessity of student-centered curricula, writing across the curriculum, alternatives to standardized testing, and spiritual growth in education and life.
GrantWatch ID#: 160645
Award winners receive:
-A certificate designating the individual as the recipient of the ELATE James Moffett Award
-A monetary award (up to $1,000) to be used toward implementation of the proposed project
Awards are made to K-12 teachers.
Applications for the Moffett Award should be in the form of a proposal for a project that one or more K-12 classroom teachers wish to pursue and must include:
1. A cover page that includes the applicant’s name, work and home telephone numbers and addresses, email address, a brief profile of the applicant’s current school and students, and a brief teaching history (when and where the applicant has taught)
2. A proposal that includes an introduction and rationale for the work (What is the problem or question to be studied? How might such a study influence the project teacher’s practice and potentially the practice of other teachers? Why is such a project important?); a description of the connection to the spirit and scholarship of James Moffett; initial objectives for the study (realizing these might shift during the project); a clear, focused project description that includes a timeline (What will be done? When? How? By whom?); a method of evaluating the project (What indicators might reviewers note that suggest the work was valuable to the researcher and to other teachers?); and a narrative budget (How will the money be spent?).
3. A letter of support from someone familiar with the applicant’s teaching and perceived ability to implement and assess the proposed project
Proposals are due by September 19.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.