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Professional Opportunities & Outside Grants

Developing Test Questions for Teacher Certification Tests
Location: National Evaluation Systems, Inc. Hadley, MA
Stipend: Available
Time: 10 – 20 hours per week
Application Deadline: Open
National Evaluation Systems, Inc. is a leader in providing educational testing products for teacher certification programs. We are based in Hadley, MA near the UMass campus. NES is currently seeking active or recently retired math teachers to help develop test questions to be used on teacher certification tests in the field of Math. Qualified candidates must have:

  • Current certification in mathematics
  • A minimum of three years of experience teaching high school math
  • Strong writing skills including the ability to write clearly and logically
  • Ability to accept and utilize feedback constructively
  • Time to devote a minimum of 10-20 hours per week (at home or in-house) to writing test questions
  • Faculty members who have taught mathematics in educational preparation programs in Massachusetts colleges and universities are also encouraged to apply.

Paid training will be provided to qualified applicants. Attractive pay for part-time work. If you are interested in being considered for this project or would like to learn more about it, please call Jan Keefe, NES Recruiting, toll-free at 866-613-3286 or email her at Please email, send, or fax a brief cover letter and resume or CV. Toll-free fax number is 866-613-3280 (Attention: Jan Keefe). Please specify in your response if you are able to commit:

  • at least 20 hours a week working at our facility in Hadley, or
  • at least 10 hours per week working from home with weekly meetings here in Hadley


American Honda Foundation Grants
Eligibility: K-12 and Higher Education
Value: Varies
Deadline: Nov. 1, Feb. 1, May 1, and Aug. 1
The American Honda Foundation provides grants in the fields of youth education and scientific education to the following: Educational institutions, K-12; accredited higher education colleges and universities); community colleges and vocational or trade schools; scholarship fellowship programs at selected colleges and/or universities or through selected non-profit organizations; other scientific and education-related, non-profit, tax-exempt organizations; student programs; media concerning youth education and/or scientific education; private, scientific and/or youth education projects; other non-profit, tax-exempt, institutions in the youth education and scientific education; and programs pertaining to academic or curriculum development that emphasize innovative educational methods and techniques.
Contact: American Honda Foundation, 1919 Torrance Blvd., M.S. 100-1W-5A, Torrance, 90501
Kathryn A. Carey, Mgr., Tel:(310) 781-4090, E-mail:
Area: Mathematics, Science, Technology / Professional Development Level: K-16


Best Buy's Children's Foundation
Tea@ch Award
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Eligibility: K-12 schools
Value: $2,500 per award
Deadline: Program Starts in June 2006
The Best Buy's Children's Foundation is committed to supporting programs that connect kids, technology and education. Best Buy's te@ch™ program was created to recognize and reward schools that are integrating interactive technology into the curriculum. Te@ch grants are intended to help schools to expand or enhance the program described in the application. Each te@ch grant is $2500. Contact:
Area: Mathematics, Science, Technology Level: K-12


The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education
Learning & Leadership and Innovation Grants
Eligibility: K-12 public school teachers, public school education support professionals, and faculty and staff at US public higher education institutions
Value: $2,000-5,000
Deadline: Applications may be submitted year-around, and are reviewed three times a year. See website for details.
The NEA Foundation provides $2,000 and $5,000 grants to public school teachers, public school education support professionals, and faculty and staff in public higher education institutions for the purpose of engaging in high-quality professional development or implementing project-based learning and break-the-mold innovations that raise student achievement.
Contact: The NEA Foundation, Attn: Learning & Leadership Grants
1201 Sixteenth Street NW, Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036-3207
Area: Professional Development Level: K-16


Toyota USA Foundation
Eligibility: [K-12] Toyota prefers to support programs, rather than sponsor events. Organizations must apply each year to the contributions program, and subsequent funding is contingent upon evaluation of previous activities
Value: Varies
The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to improving the quality of K-12 education, with a primary interest in mathematics and science. Applying organizations must be tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3 and be located within and serve the people of the United States. They also must be financially sound and complete the Toyota USA Foundation application. Toyota's goal is to electrify the minds of people all ages through our support of education programs. Our partnerships with national nonprofit organizations include programs that address issues such as family literacy, K-12th grade education, technical and higher education as well as environmental education.
Contact: Foundation Administrator, Toyota USA Foundation
9 West 57th Street, Suite 4900, New York, NY 10019
Area: Mathematics, Science, Technology Level: K-12


Program for 7-12 Math and Science Education
Organization: Toshiba America Foundation
Eligibility: Educators in grades 7-12
Value: $5,000 per award; number of awards varies
The Toshiba America Foundation is a nonprofit grant-making organization dedicated to supporting science and math education in the U.S. The foundation contributes to the quality of science and mathematics education by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades 7-12. The foundation awards grants of $5,000 on a rolling basis. For grants of more than $5,000, applications are due Feb. 1 and Aug. 1 of each year.
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RGK Foundation Education Grant Program
Letter of inquiry accepted year round
Source: RGK Foundation
Web Site: RGK Foundation Grants
The RGK Foundation's primary interests within education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations certified as tax exempt under Sections 501(c)(3). Most grants awarded during 2006 will be under $25,000.


Symbol Community Grants
Deadline: Applications accepted quarterly
Source: Symbol
Web Site: Symbol
Through their grants program, Symbol funds innovative educational programs in academic institutions and community organizations with special consideration given to programs that promote math, science, engineering and technology. The amounts are undisclosed. All public and non-profit private schools are eligible.


Westinghouse Math and Science Grants
Rolling deadline
Source: Westinghouse
Web Site: Westinghouse Charitable Giving Grants
Westinghouse charitable giving provides education grants of up to $5,000 with an emphasis on elementary, secondary, and high school educational programs that emphasize math and science, although consideration will be given to other relevant, non-fine arts programs. The Charitable Giving Advisory Board will evaluate proposals and make awards on a quarterly basis. Applications are accepted year round. Westinghouse will only accept grant applications from educators in communities where Westinghouse has a local presence.

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