You Can Apply for a Teaching Grant. Here’s How.
Published on Mar 13, 2018 by Full Sail University
Once you start researching available grants, you will quickly find that there are a variety of options to help fund your goals as an educator. Explore these programs to see what opportunities are available for you:
- Teachers Count - A non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources to educators, with the goal of elevating the teaching profession.
- Fund for Teachers - Since 2001, this group has invested $27.5 million in helping teachers excel as professionals and education leaders.
- The NEA Foundation - Founded by educators to celebrate, support, and promote the value and voice of public school teachers.
- GrantsAlert.com - A clearinghouse of grant opportunities that can be searched by name, type, location, and more.
- Computer Science - Where better to find a professional development grant to grow your career as a computer science educator than from Google itself.
- Math & Science - The U.S. Department of Education extends this program in support of students and teachers with a focus on math and the scientific disciplines.
- English as a Second Language - Also offered through the U.S. Department of Education, this grant is available on a state-by-state basis to help improve English language proficiency.
- Travel - Grants listed on Travel Beyond Excuse can eliminate the financial worries of traveling abroad for once-in-a-lifetime professional development experiences.
How to Write a Grant
You can whip out a lesson plan in no time. Generate a pop quiz on the fly. Assemble a syllabus like no one else. But grant writing? Well, that’s just out of your wheelhouse. Not to worry as these resources can help you create a compelling application:
- Kids Discover - This site gives a good rundown what a successful grant application must and should include.
- Education World® - Designed for first-time grantees, this article can help teachers understand the requirements and commitments of pursuing a grant.
- Pearson - Pearson – provider of education tools, content, products, and services – offers a free online tutorial on Grant Planning and Writing.