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36 ADVOCATE | FALL 2016 WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC., EDUCATION GRANTS Waste Management, Inc. supports environmental and science education programs, such as science fairs and Earth Day projects targeting middle and high school students. There is also interest in proposals to preserve and enhance natural resources. Local facilities may identify and support other causes that are important to the immediate community. Eligible applicants are public organizations, including schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofi t organizations. Preference is given to organizations with a broad base of funders, community partners, and volunteers. Support is targeted to specifi c projects or programs that enhance the scope of services offered by an organization. Waste Management, Inc. does not support operating costs, capital campaigns, or multi-year requests. Apply online at giving.jsp. TOSHIBA AMERICA FOUNDATION GRANTS FOR GRADES K-5 The Toshiba America Foundation offers grants to elementary- level teachers for projects that focus on improving science and mathematics education. The goal is to provide teachers with additional funding to support innovative ideas for hands- on classroom projects. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Applications must be for project-based learning. Funds may be used for project materials only. Summer programs, after- school projects, and independent study projects are not eligible for funding. In addition, requests solely for computers are not considered. The foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teacher for their own classrooms. Any kindergarten through grade 5 teacher in a public or private (not for profi t) school is eligible. Applicants may contact the foundation via phone to discuss their project ideas before submitting a proposal. Applicants must complete a short questionnaire in order to access the online application. Apply online at EARTHSCOPE EarthScope addresses fundamental questions about the evolution of continents and the processes responsible for earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. EarthScope provides a framework for broad, integrated studies across the Earth sciences, including research on active deformation of the North American continent; continental evolution through geologic time; deep Earth structure and dynamics; earthquakes, faults, and the rheology of the lithosphere; magma, water, and volatiles in the crust and mantle; topography and tectonics; aspects of studies of the hydrosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere that EarthScope can illuminate; and associated educational topics. EarthScope is committed to supporting the most meritorious research in any relevant area, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, as well as research involving international collaboration. The program will support proposals to conduct scientifi c research or education and outreach activities within North America that make use of capabilities provided through (and data or models derived from) Geodesy Advancing Geosciences and EarthScope; Seismological Facilities for the Advancement of Geosciences and EarthScope; and the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth; as well as further the scientifi c and educational goals of EarthScope. Projects are one to fi ve years in duration. Eligible applicants are colleges and universities; nonprofi t, nonacademic organizations; and state and local governments. Proposals are due November 15. Apply online at pubs/2015/nsf15578/nsf15578.htm. APPLIED MATERIALS FOUNDATION GRANTS Applied Materials and the Applied Materials Foundation make grants to the areas of education, civic development, arts and culture, and environmental awareness and sustainability. The majority of kindergarten through grade 12 education grants are directed to neighborhoods with the greatest need. Applied Materials has a special interest in funding education grant proposals that benefi t students in kindergarten through grade 12; focus on traditional skills such as reading, writing, mathematics, science, technology, and other subjects that prepare young people for entering the workforce; address critical education needs through innovative approaches to learning; expand existing efforts in order to reach more students or a wider geographic area; actively partner with other nonprofi t groups to create, implement, or evaluate shared programs; offer opportunities for employee engagement; and address community needs in North America sites where Applied Materials does business. Apply online at www.

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