Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bookshelf Grant from NEH

This is one for your public library and/or local community college to jump on right away. 

The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering a great collection of books, DVDs, and online support to 1000 libraries (including public libraries and community college libraries).  The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is designed to help the public learn more about the "people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world, including those within the U.S."

It's a great opportunity to deepen understanding of Muslim histories and cultures in your community.  Learn more about the project and how to apply here.  Deadline is September 25, 2012. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Curriculum Grant to Teach Turkey

Great opportunity to apply for a curriculum grant to teach Turkey!  Note that the deadline is June 18

American Turkish Society Curriculum Development Grants

Apply now for The Society's Curriculum Development Grant to encourage teaching about Turkey!

NEW Application deadline for Fall 2012 Curriculum Development Grants: June 18, 2012  

Initiated in spring 2010, The American Turkish Society's Curriculum Development Grants offer funds in the range of $250-$2,500, to elementary and secondary school teachers nationwide to develop innovative curricula, projects and other classroom activities about Turkey. Our aim with this grant program is to increase knowledge about Turkey among teachers and students and stimulate interest in teaching and learning about Turkey. Preference will be given to schools that do not currently have Turkey-related programs in place. The American Turkish Society encourages all applicants to identify additional sources of funding where possible. 

To view the complete details of the grant program including application process please visit here.

About the Society:

The American Turkish Society
, founded in 1949, is America's oldest not-for-profit organization seeking to enhance economic, political, and cultural ties between Turkey and the United States. The Society achieves its mission by bringing together leaders in government, including Prime Ministers, Ministers of State and Ambassadors, as well as business leaders, journalists, and scholars covering a spectrum of fields. It also provides fellowships, grants, and other opportunities for cultural exchange between the two countries; and presents and supports programs highlighting Turkish arts and culture through its cultural division, Moon and Stars Project.