Monday, November 12, 2007

Technology Grants for N. American K-12, Two, and Four Year Colleges and Universities

From The Foundation Center...

HP Technology for Teaching Grant Guidelines Now Available

Deadline: February 14, 2008

The HP ( http://www.hp.com/ ) Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative is designed to support the innovative use of mobile technology in K-16 education, and to help identify K-12 public schools and two- and four-year colleges and universities that HP might support with future grants.

In 2008, HP will award a total of nearly $7 million in cash and equipment to K-12 schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and to colleges and universities throughout North America (Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.).

K-12 Schools: HP will grant awards to K-12 public schools that are using a collaborative, team-based approach to implementing technology integration projects. The activities of the project must be focused on using technology to teach, rather than on teaching students to use technology. The value of the grant award to each school is approximately $40,000. The grant program is targeted to K-12 public schools in the United States, including Puerto Rico. HP will select teams of five teachers from approximately 110 schools to receive the equipment and professional development support they need to effectively integrate technology into their instruction. Preference will be given to projects that address mathematics and/or science. Preference will also be given to schools that serve a high proportion of low-income students, relative to their district or state's free and reduced-price lunch percentages.

Colleges and Universities: The HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Grant Initiative will select approximately 44 campuses from throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The program is open to all two- or four-year, public or private, colleges or universities and will be awarded on a competitive basis. The higher education grant award is valued at approximately $77,000, and includes a $20,000 cash grant for the principal investigator to use to support the work of the project. To be considered for a 2008 HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Grant, a project proposal must propose a course redesign project for one or more undergraduate courses, where at least one course is focused on one of the following eligible disciplines: Mathematics; Science (physical, environmental, computer); Engineering (electrical, computer, mechanical, environmental, materials); and Information Systems/Information Technology.

Requests for Proposals, with specific details about the grant goals and application process, are available now at the HP Web site. The online application process will begin on January 8, 2008.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10009746/hp

7 comments:

Papillon said...

The Papillon Foundation, started in 2002 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a struggling, yet successful PBO,NGO and PBO.
We are searching for a successful grant writer or international fund raiser that will help to expand our social improvement projects.
Kindly visit: www.papillonfoundation.com
Regards, Stephen

Arlene M. Spencer said...

Stephen,
I will email grant writer colleagues and see if I can locate someone with international NGO, PBO experience (as that its own specialty). As I hear back from colleagues, I'll put them in touch with you.

Good luck!

Best, Arlene

Papillon said...

Dear Arlene, we certainly thank you for your help as a lot of destitute people and many children depend on our work.
Please also insert our website details www.papillonfoundation.com in your mails as it contains our contact details.
Thank you once again for your heart.
Regards, Stephen.

Papillon said...

Dear Arlene,Thank you for your help.A lot of destitute people depend on our work including children and we pray that you will be successful. Please dont forget to include our website address in your mails as it contains our contact info.
Thank you once again for your heart.
Regards, Stephen and Marian

Arlene M. Spencer said...

Stephen and Marian,
I emailed folks and did not hear back from anyone, yet. I did provide your organization's URL. It is also kind of 'crunch time' with the Thanksgiving Holiday upon us. I hope that you hear from one of my colleagues who has strong NGO or International organizations' grant writing. IF you do not - one of the most respected professional fundraising affiliations in the United States is the Association of Fundraising Professionals. They have a list of their consultant members. If you go to their website and click on "Consultant Directory" it will take you to a page that allows you to specify what kind of fundraiser you're looking for (grant writer) and their specialty (NGO's or International). Go to:
http://www.afpnet.org/ConsultantDirectory/Search.cfm?folder_id=940

Thank you for your important work in our world community.

Good luck!
Arlene

Anonymous said...

Hello. I work for a small school district in rural New Mexico. I would like to apply for a grant to get graphing calculators for my math students, but I'm not sure how to go about it. Any advice?

Thanks,

Leslie

Arlene M. Spencer said...

Leslie,
Hello, thanks for reading, and for commenting. There are two of our posts that I recommend: "Places,Resources, and Ways To Learn Everything..." at: http://thegrantplant.blogspot.com/2008/09/places-resources-and-ways-to-learn.html
also, read, "Some Free Resources..." at:
http://thegrantplant.blogspot.com/2008/07/some-free-resources.html

If you are interested in any 'how to' lessons or other help with beginning grant writing, use the Search feature in the upper left hand corner of this blog.

Good luck!
Arlene