The 2006 ThinkQuest USA contest, sponsored by Oracle's Help Us Help Foundation, has teams of as many as 30 students compete in one of three divisions (grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12). Winning online projects are posted in the ThinkQuest Library; winning teams are invited to attend a special event in San Francisco. Deadline: March 22, 2006
Students ages 13-16 can engage in a real-world activity where their work might make a difference by entering the J8 Global Citizen Programme contest sponsored by the Morgan Stanley International Foundation. Each winning team (6-8 members) receives an all-expenses-paid, three-day trip to the 2006 G8 Summit meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia. Deadline: March 31, 2006
The Murdock-Thompson Center for Teachers is offering Summer Fellowships for Innovative Teachers. Stipends of $1,500 are used to develop and implement innovative instructional strategies in support of school reform from the ground up. Deadline: March 31, 2006
Educators who use technology in creative ways to enhance education for learners of all ages can be nominated for Tech Museum Awards, sponsored by the Tech Museum of Innovation and Applied Materials. The winning nominee receives a $50,000 cash award. Deadline: April 3, 2006
Visit www.techlearning.com/resources/grants.jhtml to search the extensive database of grants and contests.