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Award for Global Understanding given in honor of James M. Becker


with funds generously provided by the Longview Foundation


The Award for Global Understanding Given in Honor of James M. Becker recognizes a social studies educator (or a team of educators) who has made notable contributions in helping social studies students increase their understanding of the world.

Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education

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8555 16th Street, Suite 500
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The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) is seeking applicants for board membership.

Christa McAuliffe Reach for the Stars Award

2015 Guidelines and Criteria

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Grant for Geographic Literacy

Sponsored by Herff Jones | Nystrom

Outstanding Service Award

Sponsored by:

  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • NCSS Board of Directors


  • Annual


  • Commemorative gift
  • Lifetime NCSS membership
  • Publicity

Purpose: To recognize members for outstanding long term service to NCSS and local, state, and regional councils.

Defense of Academic Freedom Award

National Council for the Social Studies honors annually the outstanding performance of teachers, researchers, and other worthy individuals and programs, and has encouraged unique and innovative social studies education projects through its award and grant programs.

Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award

It is the mission of National Council for the Social Studies to engage and support educators in strengthening and advocating social studies, where social studies is defined as the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. In support of this mission, NCSS and the Research Community sponsor this annual research award designed to recognize an exemplary single-study research conception, model, design, procedure and analysis in social studies and social education.

Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award

Sponsored by:

  • National Council for the Social Studies
  • NCSS Research Community


  • Annual


  • $250
  • Commemorative Gift
  • Annual Conference session for research presentation
  • Publicity



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