Curriculum Development Grants Available
    The American Turkish Society


    The American Turkish Society's Education Program is pleased
    to announce the availability of Curriculum Development
    Grants for 2011.

    The program, which was initiated by The Society in the
    spring of 2010, offers funds to elementary and secondary
    school teachers to develop innovative curricula, projects
    and other classroom activities about Turkey. The Society's
    first Curriculum Development Grant was awarded to Harry A.
    Dawe, former Headmaster of Robert College in Istanbul and
    current history teacher and college counselor at the
    Fieldston Upper School in Bronx, New York. Mr. Dawe received
    support for History 181: East Meets West, for which he
    developed course material and two chapters of a history text
    book for use with eleventh and twelfth graders.

    Grants vary between $250 and $2,500, and cover the costs of
    research, materials, speakers, and other expenses incurred
    by the school or the teacher. The amount of each grant is
    determined by the project's scope, the availability of total
    funds, and the number of projects selected through a
    competitive process. The American Turkish Society encourages
    all applicants to identify additional sources of funding
    where possible. Once selected, grantees will be free to
    develop their proposed projects without editorial input from
    The Society. They will, however, participate in follow-up
    activities for evaluation purposes and will be asked to
    share any teaching plans, materials and activities with The
    American Turkish Society for future dissemination.

    Application Process: Spring Semester, 2011

    Application deadline: November 1
    Notification: December 1

    Please submit proposals including:

    1. A 2-page summary of the proposed project detailing the
    tools, materials, and methods to be used; the objectives and
    anticipated impact; and the teacher's relevant qualifications;
    2. A project budget, including a detailed breakdown of costs
    and the grant amount requested; 3. The teacher's CV; and
    4. A letter of support from the teacher's school.

    Interested parties should send proposals to The American
    Turkish Society at or 305 E.
    47th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

    For questions and additional information, please email or call 212.583.7614.

    2011 Curriculum Development Grants: Supporting Teaching About Turkey in American Schools