National Education Association Foundation: Learning and Leadership Grants
The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation Learning and Leadership grants support the professional development of educators by providing grants to:
- Individuals to participate in high-quality professional development like summer institutes, conferences, seminars, travel abroad programs, or action research
- Groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff
The Foundation gives preference to proposals that incorporate STEM and/or global competence in their projects.
Amount: Grants of up to $2,000 will be made to individuals; and up to $5,000 for groups. Grant funds can be used for travel, rooms, meals, registration fees, materials, etc. for individual grants. For group grants, funds can be used for educator stipends, substitute fees, materials, travel, meals, etc.
Eligibility: Current members of the NEA who are U.S. teachers, counselors, or education support professionals employed by a public school, including public higher education institutions. Education support professionals include: para-educators, school bus drivers, maintenance and custodial staff, food services staff, school nurses and student services workers, clerical and office assistants, school security officers, and technicians.
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