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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 305 E.
47th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
For questions and additional information, please email
email@example.com or call 212.583.7614.