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Toshiba America Foundation invests in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and science-related education for students in grades seven through twelve. For grants under $5,000 no deadline is needed. Grants larger than $5,000 require approval of the Board. Proposals should be mailed no later than February 1 for a March meeting and August 1 for a September meeting. For detailed information contact Program Officer, Toshiba America Foundation, Suite 4100, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Phone: 212-596-0600. Fax: 212-593-3875. The TRC will have a copy of the latest (1994-95) Annual Report from Toshiba America Foundation that includes a listing of past grant recipients showing project dates and descriptions.

Integrating Library, Technology, and Information Resources Into the Teaching and Learning Process is sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education with support from the Illinois State Library, ISLMA, IAECT and ICE. A total of 20 contracts each totalling $6,000.00 will be awarded. Teams are required to use $3,000.00 to plan and prepare a plan for integrating resources into the teaching and learning process. Applications will be sent to school principals in early fall. For an application or further information contact: Illinois State Board of Education, School Improvement Planning and Assistance Section, ATTN: Larry Werner (N-242), 100 North First Street, Springfield, IL 62777-0001. Phone 217-782-2826. Deadline for applications is November 15, 1995, 4:30 pm.

Toyota/TAPESTRY Grants for Teachers program has been expanded to include elementary teachers. Open to teachers of grades K-12 teachers may apply in either the Environmental Education or Physical Science Applications categories. A classroom science teacher must apply as project director and may include up to four additional team members in the proposal. Grants will be awarded to those teachers who submit proposals that excite students and involve them in hands-on science. Proposals should include activities outside the classroom and can focus on helping to solve local problems and issues in the community. All proposals must be received at NSTA headquarters no later than January 23, 1996. If you do not receive an application kit by the end of September, telephone Eric Crossley at 703-312-9258 at NSTA headquarters or write to Toyota TAPESTRY Grants, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000.

The Johnson Foundation (Johnson Wax) supports efforts to enhance the productivity of the learning process at all educational levels. Issues that fall within this priority may include the role of technology in the learning process and exploring how technology can be better used. The Foundation seeks proposals that explore and promote those processes, practices, technologies, and approaches which can bring about more effective learning outcomes for all students. The Keland Endowment Fund, a separately endowed fund within the Foundation, will continue to support interests in the environment, the arts and in assisting persons with physical, developmental, or mental disabilities. For information contact: Gail Kirby, Program Secretary, 414-681-3343, or write the Johnson Foundation, P.O. Box 547, Racine, WI 53401.

For more information about other grant opportunities, writing grants, etc. call for an appointment to use the Teacher Resource Center.