From Ann Kaupp
From Ann Kaupp
From: Ann Kaupp [mailto:Kaupp.Ann@...]
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 4:35 PM
Subject: for list serve
Ann, please send this out to the SACC listserve. It describes the AAA Seed Grant of $2,500 to initiate or improve an exemplary program or activity that will integrate anthropology in pre-school, K-12, community college or adult school settings.
INTEGRATING ANTHROPOLOGY IN SCHOOLS
$2500 Seed Grant
In an effort to increase the visibility of anthropology in schools, the American Anthropological Application (AAA) is offering a $2500 seed grant to initiate or improve an exemplary program or activity that will integrate anthropology in pre-school, K-12, community college or adult school settings in the United States (including Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and former US Trust Territories). AAA envisions this seed grant being used to get a good idea off the ground. For example, it could be used to fund the writing of a proposal for a larger grant that would produce new curricular materials, place already-developed materials in a school system, produce a multi-media presentation of anthropological material, or start a program that would link a museum or anthropology department to curricular or professional development efforts in a local school system. Examples of successful past and present programs and activities are described elsewhere on the Anthropology Education Commission website, http://www.aaanet.org/committees/commissions/aec
The project or activity should be:
* Anthropological - integrating anthropological information, methods, or issues in school settings
* Innovative - incorporating novel strategies
* Equitable - reaching audiences traditionally underserved by educational systems
* Collaborative - fostering cooperation among teachers, students, universities, museums, or community organizations
* Accountable - including an evaluation component that documents program effectiveness and outcomes
* User Friendly - making the program accessible to the audience
* Useful as a model - possessing the ability to be be adapted to other settings
AAA is only funding one grant in 2002, so the application process will be competitive. Funding for similar grants in future years is uncertain.
In order to apply, you must be a member in good standing of the AAA as of January 2002. If you would like to apply for the grant, follow the instructions below and submit your application to the AEC before March 31st, 2001. The AEC will review all applications and notify applicants of its decision before May 15th, 2001.
$2500 Seed Grant
Integrating Anthropology in Schools
Submit a word-processed application that includes a cover sheet and a proposal narrative.
The Cover Sheet should include:
1. Date of Application
2. Applicant's Name, Address, Title or Position, and AAA member ID#.
3. Name of Proposed Program or Activity
4. Summary of Proposed Program or Activity (maximum 150 words)
The Proposal Narrative (maximum 1500 words) should include:
1.An explanation of the need for the proposed program or activity;
2. A description of the project design, addressing the criteria above;3. A budget, including an indication of what you will send to the Aec to document the use of the funds; and
4. A work plan, laying out the proposed tasks and a timeline for their accomplishment.
Mail or e-mail the application to:
Suzanne Mattingly, Controller
American Anthropological Association
4350 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 6540
Arlington, VA 22203-1620
Tel. 703-528-1902, x3004E-mail smatting@...
The deadline for receipt of applications is 31 March 2001.