Qatar Foundation International is now accepting applications online for the following grants: Teacher Initiative Grants, Curriculum Development Grants, and Grants to Schools.
Teacher Initiative Grants
To enhance Arabic programs and promote excellence in the classroom, QFI plans to award at least fifteen Classroom Grants (maximum award: $5,000) to teachers of Arabic currently teaching in public or public charter schools in the United States. Grant funds may be used to finance cultural or community events; development of instructional units and materials; the purchase of books, videos, and other materials; or participation of teachers in professional development. Awards will be made on the basis of classroom impact to Arabic language and culture. The deadline for application is January 17, 2012.
Curriculum Development Grants
To advance the teaching of Arabic language and culture in U.S. public and public charter schools, QFI plans to make four awards (up to $25,000 each) to support the development—and sharing—of curricula, learning modules, lesson plans and any related materials. Priority will be given to articulated programs for middle and high schools. Universities and colleges are welcome to apply, but curriculum development grants are not intended to support college-level Arabic. Awards will be made to schools, colleges and universities, and not-for-profit organizations rather than to individuals. The deadline for application is February 1, 2012.
Grants to Schools
To support and promote the teaching of Arabic in U.S. public and public charter schools, QFI will make one-time matching grants of up to $25,000 each to support existing credit-bearing Arabic programs in U.S. public and public charter schools. Priority will be given to schools not previously supported by QFI. Sustainability of the program must be demonstrated. The deadline for application will be February 29, 2012.
For full details go to http://www.qfi.org/list/87/5/Applying-for-a-Grant