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Explore more education and human sciences grant opportunities or find fellowships.

International Reading Association:  Offers a variety of awards and grants, including honors for teaching, service to the profession, research, media coverage of reading, and authorship of children's books. Awards range from $1,000 to $8,000.

National Education Association: Support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Programs include:

  • Student Achievement Grants: Provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). Awards are $5,000.    
  • Learning & Leadership Grants: Provides opportunities for teachers, education support professionals, and higher education faculty and staff to engage in high-quality professional development and lead their colleagues in professional growth.  Awards are $2,000 for individuals; $5,000 for groups. 


U.S. Dept. of Education - Education Research Grants: Effective Teachers and Effective Teaching: Supports research on teacher professional development for reading, writing, mathematics, and science education. Also, projects can address recruitment, retention, and certification of teachers, as well as exploratory research on preservice training of teachers. Awards range from $100,000 to $400,000 per year. 

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - Mathematics and Science Partnerships: Supports efforts to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. Other partners may include state education agencies, public charter schools or other public schools, businesses, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations. 

Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality: Supports projects to improve the teaching and principal quality at the K-12 level in Wisconsin's public and private schools, leading to student achievement in the arts, civics and government, economics, English, foreign languages, geography, history, mathematics, reading or language arts, and science. Awards are up to $100,000.