Classroom Instruction Gets Funding Boost

Private Funder: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (GLI); Opportunity: 2016 Affiliate School Program; Funding Focus: Education and American history; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools; Funding: Varies (the program is partially funded by a Nat’l Endowment for the Humanities grant — no funding match is required), $3,000 GLI fellowships; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: Projects connect students and teachers with historical resources. The GLI Affiliate School Program is a special gateway to education resources, events and tools designed to bring American history to life in the classroom. Affiliate schools join a nationwide network of schools connecting teachers and students to valuable resources, including free books, lesson plans and professional development opportunities. In addition to access to cutting-edge, document-based history education, students and teachers of affiliate schools are eligible to compete for national history prizes. The institute also offers $3,000 fellowship grants for scholars (  

Info:; GLI, 19 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, 646/366-9666.

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