COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

PRINS. MEMO NO. 30

September 23, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

NEH Education Division Grant Opportunity

 

 

The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting grant submissions for projects to strengthen the teaching and learning in history, literature, foreign languages and cultures and other areas of the humanities in United States K-12 and college classrooms.

 

Grants up to $100,000 for curriculum development projects and up to $200,000 for materials development projects are available. The projects should develop new curricula or instructional and learning materials or revise existing materials. The projects will serve as national models of excellence and should draw from the humanities through the use of scholars and teachers as advisers. Projects that provide solutions to frequent problems encountered by teachers in the field of the humanities are of particular interest.

 

The deadline for submission is October 15, 2003. Guidelines and applications can be obtained by going to http://www.neh.gov/grants/index.html. For more information contact the Division of Education Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities at (202) 606-8380 or e-mail education@neh.gov.

 

For further information contact Colleen C. Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.

 

 

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