Gender Equity Funding
During the past five years, The Myra Sadker Foundation has awarded 26 grants to teachers and students working to promote gender equity in our nation and abroad. We are pleased to invite applicants for our 2013 funding cycle. We ask that you share these funding opportunities with your students, colleagues, and others who may be interested.
The Foundation sponsors 3 funding programs to promote gender equity:
- doctoral dissertation awards
- teacher grants for classroom projects
- grants for student projects.
Descriptions of each award as well as application requirements can be found at http://www.sadker.org/awards.html. Deadline for applications is December 15, 2012.
We appreciate all those who work to create fairness in our nation’s schools.
The Myra Sadker Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting equity in and beyond schools. By working to eliminate gender bias, the Foundation enhances the academic, psychological, economic and physical potential of America’s children. The Foundation supports research, training and special programs for teachers, parents, children and all those whose work and interests touch the lives of children.
The Myra Sadker Foundation
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