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Awards, Grants

Do you know of an excellent social studies educator, program, or dissertation that deserves recognition? NCSS is accepting nominations and applications for the following 2017 awards and grants. Awardees will be recognized at the NCSS Annual Conference, which will be held in San Francisco, November 16-19, 2017. Read more and submit an application at www.socialstudies.org/getinvolved/awards. Deadline for Application / Nomination is May 15, 2017.

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year
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5/15/2017
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November 4, 2018 - 12:00pm EST to November 9, 2018 - 12:00pm EST
Registration is open for Close Up's Election Week Programs! Critical to shaping politics and policy for years to come, the midterm elections are one of the most thrilling events in our nation's capital. Join other school groups from around the nation the week of November 4, 2018, and give your students a once-in-a lifetime experience.
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9/08/2018
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The James Madison Fellowship transforms outstanding educators into Constitutional scholars by providing up to $24,000 to earn an MA with an emphasis on Constitutional studies. Apply today at www.jamesmadison.gov. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2018.
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3/01/2018
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What do an exploding car, Taylor Swift’s assailant, and a "killer building material" all have in common? In these examples, wrongdoers were brought to justice with tort law and trial by jury! The American Museum of Tort Law, founded by noted consumer advocate Ralph Nader, has announced its 2018 Tort Law and Democracy Essay Contest. A prestigious panel of experts–many of them law professors–will judge the entries. Contest details, rules, and registration can be found at tortmuseum.org/contest.

Deadline: 
5/01/2018
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The Abdelkader Global Leadership Prizes, for both high school and college students, have been announced.
In brief, your essay or poster should address all of the following points:
* Why does Emir Abdelkader’s life story and legacy deserve remembering today?
* What lessons did you derive from reading about him?
* What is relevant for our global society? What is relevant to your own life?
* Reflect on Abdelkader’s education as compared to your own education.

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5/15/2018
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The American Foreign Service Association's National High School Essay Contest encourages students to think critically and write a research paper at how agencies cooperate under the rigors of international diplomacy.  In doing so they are asked to analyze two examples of integrated peace building in a conflict affected area.
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3/15/2018
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In partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute, the 8th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth To Power Video Contest invites middle and high school students to create short 3-5 minute videos about the work of a human rights defender.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s run for president, this contest asks students to make a connection between their chosen human rights defender and RFK, which could be done through the use of a quote, archival footage, or by including a connection in the narration.
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3/03/2018
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iCivics is looking for student words to include in its season’s greetings. This year’s essay contest encourages youth authors to share with iCivics’ Founder, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, his or her favorite thing about iCivics online games. Writers should also share in their essay what they will take with them when they become active and engaged adult citizens.
Deadline: 
11/27/2017
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The Library of Congress will award $5,000 for the first prize and $1,000 for the best high school project in this competition, which awards “citizen coders” for web-based projects that unleash legislative data.
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4/02/2018
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Applications are now being accepted for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program at clscholarship.org. They are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm ET.
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11/15/2017
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