Friday, November 11, 2005

A possible source of funding for my Japanese Project

Did I write the grant requirements? It is my follow-on Service-Learning Project

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for projects conducted in the current Japanese fiscal year (through March 31, 2006). Organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of the decision approximately one month after formal submission of the proposal. Please note that there is a possibility the program will be extended into the next fiscal year.
For requirements, examples of programs, and details of the application process, please visit the Center for Global Partnership’s website at www.cgp.org or contact Ms. Hyon Seo Kwon at 212-489-1255 ext. 113.
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Funding for southern states: http://www.cgp.org/

Goal of the money: Seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Japan in these states through support of teacher training and related programs addressing the needs of the K-12 student and teacher community. seeks to increase awareness and understanding of Japan in these states through support of teacher training and related programs addressing the needs of the K-12 student and teacher community.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for projects conducted in the current Japanese fiscal year (through March 31, 2006). Organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia are eligible to apply. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of the decision approximately one month after formal submission of the proposal. Please note that there is a possibility the program will be extended into the next fiscal year.
Requirements and Priorities
All projects must include an event component. For student programs, a minimum of 100 students must attend in the company of their teachers. Teacher programs must have a minimum of eight participants. Performances, exhibitions, movie screenings, readings, and demonstrations of Japanese traditional arts are eligible but must include a discussion or lecture component.

Priority will be given to projects that:
Reach out to underserved schools and communities,
Involve participation by individuals and organizations new to the field of K-12 education about Japan,
Use local resources, such as museums, higher education institutions, Japan-America Societies, World Affairs Councils, Japanese businesses, and the resident Japanese community of families, students, and professionals, and/or
Demonstrate innovation and potential for replication in other regions.

Examples
The following examples are provided to generate ideas and are not meant to limit innovation:
Professional development workshops for teachers with previous exposure to Asia or Japan: (1) Discussion of a book on Japan or Japanese movie, (2) Seminar on aspect of contemporary Japan in fields such as politics, economics, and education, and/or (3) Introduction to and discussion of current resources for teaching about Japan.
Professional development workshops meeting the needs of teachers in a particular subject area, such as World History, Art History, or English.
Japan-related sessions at regional conferences organized by the affiliates of national organizations such as the World History Association, National Geographic Society, National Council of English Teachers, and National Council of Social Studies.
Curriculum modules, including those developed for use in pre-service education programs.
Student programs introducing an aspect of Japanese culture or society to K-12 students and teachers.
Application Process
The proposal should include the following:
Grant Application Cover Sheet (downloadable from http://www.cgp.org)
Narrative: 2-4 pages describing project rationale, project activities, and anticipated impact.
Detailed Budget (support for the procurement of equipment, receptions, and indirect costs will not be provided).
Supplementary materials: curriculum vitae of project director and key participants, institutional information (annual report, etc.), and proof of tax exempt status.
Submit three copies of all materials to:
Attn. Education Program
Center for Global Partnership
152 W. 57th Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Please contact Ms. Hyon Seo Kwon at 212-489-1255 ext. 113 for further information. http://www.cgp.org/index.php?option=article&task=default&articleid=294&PHPSESSID=a14edd9c7895f106c52af51c574a5345

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