How to Apply

In 2016, Longview will fund proposals for one-year grants focused on increasing global dimensions within K-12 education in the U.S. submitted using one of the following strategies. Successful applications will contribute to the field and/or will impact significant numbers of students.

State Coalitions for International Education

Since 2003, the Longview Foundation has supported state level activities designed to stimulate state policy and program initiatives by engaging high-level business leaders, policymakers, and the public in activities that assess the state's relationship to other parts of the world, examine the implications for education policy, and implement appropriate reforms.

The following kinds of grants will be available by invitation only to State and Local Partnerships:

The priority for grant-making in 2015 will focus primarily on states utilizing the Mapping the Nation resource released in November 2013. States who integrate this resource into professional development and policy implementation activities will be given priority in grant decisions. In addition, state efforts may include partnerships that develop curriculum or resources to: integrate international content into teacher education, infuse knowledge and skills into revised standards, and infuse international content into assessments that align to the Common Core.

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Internationalizing Teacher Preparation

The foundation will support efforts to expand teachers’ global knowledge and skills. Preference will be given to those teacher preparation institutions that are connected to state or citywide systemic effort in order to have a greater impact and to those using online courses for pre-service education or professional development. Proposed projects are reviewed with particular attention to:

  •Partnerships & collaborative activities between institutions to further ensure impact and sustainability
  •Integration of global dimensions into pre-service teacher education, both in pedagogy & subject matter 
  •The number of teacher preparation candidates reached
  •Assess the impact of strategies on teachers’ ability to integrate global knowledge & skills into  practice 
  •Financial support for continuation of activities beyond the grant period to assure sustainability
  •Participation of both the College of Education and the College Arts and Sciences
  •Clear commitments to work with the relevant state education agency and/or local school districts 
  •Dissemination plans to encourage replication at other institutions 

To learn more about our efforts and partners in Internationalizing Teacher Preparation, click here.

Grant Range: $10,000 (for single institution grants) - $30,000 (for multi-institution grants)

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Innovations in International Education

This program supports strategic, field-building activities that help address gaps in knowledge or capacity.  Projects will also be reviewed for their potential to have a broad impact and remain sustainable beyond the grant period. The foundation is particularly interested in the following areas:
•      Promoting integration of international content into the Common Core implementation process
•      Bringing international knowledge and skills to out-of-school time programming
•      Bringing international knowledge and skills to career and technical education
•      Including international children’s literature in literacy building initiatives
•      Internationalizing U.S. History resources

Grant Range: $15,000 - $25,000

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