Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Mary K. Bonsteel Tachau Teacher of the Year Award

Award to a USA Teacher for Exceptional
Contributions to American History Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Organization of American Historians (OAH)

Deadline Date:

12/01/20 Midnight PST

Description:

Request a Grant Writer

Award to a USA precollegiate teacher to recognize outstanding contributions to American history education. Nominees for this award have undertaken activities to advance the intellectual development of other teachers or students. Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional ability in one or more of the following kinds of activities:

  • Initiating or participating in projects which involve students in historical research, writing, or other means of representing their knowledge of history.
  • Initiating or participating in school, district, regional, state, or national projects which enhance the professional development of history teachers.
  • Initiating or participating in projects to build bridges between precollegiate and collegiate history or social studies teachers.
  • Working with museums, historical preservation societies, or other public history associations to enhance the place of public history in precollegiate schools.
  • Developing innovative history curricula which foster a spirit of inquiry and emphasize critical skills.
  • Publishing or otherwise publicly presenting scholarship that advances history education or historical knowledge.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161714

Number of Grants:

One

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winner will receive a cash award, a one-year OAH membership, and a complimentary registration for the annual meeting. If the winner is an OAH member, the award will include a one-year renewal of membership in the awardee’s usual membership category.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Precollegiate teachers engaged at least half time in U.S. history teaching, whether in history or social studies, are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for nominations for the award given the following year is December 1 (unless that date falls on a weekend, then it is the following Monday). Nominations received after the deadline will be considered in the next award cycle. The deadline for nominations for the 2020 award is midnight PST on December 1, 2020.

Candidates may be nominated by any person familiar with the nominee’s professional accomplishments or standing.

The award is given each year at the spring OAH Annual Meeting. The award committee will choose a winner by February, and the OAH office will notify the recipient at that time.

The award will be presented at the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, April 15–18.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nominate online: https://www.oah.org/programs/awards/tachau-teacher-of-the-year-award/submission-form/

Katherine M. Finley, Executive Director
kmfinley@oah.org
812-855-9836

Elisabeth M. Marsh, Director of Membership and Program Development
emarsh@oah.org
812-855-9854

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Suggested Grants:

Fundraising and Publicity Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Cult...

Deadline Ongoing

Fundraising opportunity for USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to host a jazz concert held in honor of their organization or cause. Applicants must contact the funding source prior to applying. In addition to funds raised through concert ticket sales

GrantWatch ID#: 123735

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Public Programs that Promote the Humanities in Local Commu...

Deadline 07/15/21 LOI Date: 05/15/21

Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $20,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs that promote the humanities in local communities. Certain applicants are required to submit an LOI prior to a full grant application. All applicants are advised to contac

GrantWatch ID#: 125447

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Families Caring for a Child with Cancer to Offset Treatm...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to New York and Pennsylvania families living in eligible areas and caring for a child with cancer to offset expenses related to the child's cancer treatments. Funding is intended to cover costs not covered by health insurance, including travel costs, housing, and

GrantWatch ID#: 125904

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to Indiana Nonprofits to Benefit Residents in Local Communities

Deadline 10/01/21

Grants to Indiana nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for projects or capital campaigns that address community needs. As a result of the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), priority will be given to summer programming for youth. Applicants requesting support for

GrantWatch ID#: 126506

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits to Address Youth-Related Community Issues

Deadline 04/01/21

Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations, agencies, faith-based, and educational institutions to address youth-related community issues in eligible locations. Funding may be requested to support programs, projects, and general operations. Proposed services and activit

GrantWatch ID#: 126759

Grants to Ohio Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Support Mergers or Acquisitions

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to support entrance into mergers or acquisitions. Funding is intended to support reorganizations that result in well-maintained or improved services or financial savings. The Foundation encourages transformati

GrantWatch ID#: 126963

Grants to California and Nevada Nonprofits, Agencies, Schools, and Faith-Based Organizations ...

Deadline 03/30/21

Grants to California and Nevada nonprofit and faith-based organizations, government agencies, and schools for programs and projects that benefit local residents in eligible regions. Focus areas include education, youth, development, health and human services, environmen

GrantWatch ID#: 127626

Grants to Iowa Nonprofits in Eligible Locations for Historical Preservation Projects

Deadline 04/01/21

Grants to Iowa nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for historical preservation projects. Funding is intended for programs and activities that promote the preservation of historic structures and resources, encourage historical studies and research, and promote

GrantWatch ID#: 127639