Grants, Competitions and Other “Winning” Opportunities
Supplement Your Stretched Budget
GetEdFunding is a free and fresh website sponsored by CDW•G to help educators and institutions find the funds they need in order to supplement their already stretched budgets. GetEdFunding hosts a collection of more than 2,900 (and growing) grants and other funding opportunities culled from federal, state, regional and community sources and available to public and private, preK–12 educators, schools and districts, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations that work with them. GetEdFunding offers customized searches by six criteria, including 43 areas of focus, eight content areas and any of the 21st century themes and skills that support your curriculum. After registering on the site, you can save the grant opportunities of greatest interest and then return to them at any time. This rich resource of funding opportunities is expanded, updated and monitored daily.
Honor Exemplary Reporting
The National High School Yearbook Adviser of the Year award program, sponsored by the Journalism Education Association (JEA)/ National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), honors outstanding high school yearbook advisers and their exemplary work from the previous year as well as throughout their careers. A $1,000 award for the winner’s school, and up to four $500 awards for Distinguished Advisers’ schools, may be used to buy equipment for the yearbook classroom or to fund student scholarships to summer workshops. The Yearbook Adviser of the Year will have travel and hotel paid for the spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, where he or she will receive the award. The recipient will also receive a $500 prize.
Deadline: October 15, 2014
Imagine New Uses for Data
NASA has launched a contest that gives the public access to the space agency’s earth-science data on the Open NASA Earth Exchange platform. The OpenNEX challenge invites the public to imagine and build new uses for the vast amount of data to design and implement concepts that enable climate resilience. There will be $60,000 in prize money available to participants as a reward for their innovations.
Deadline: November 15, 2014