For the past fifteen years, the ING Unsung Heroes awards program has recognized K-12 educators in the United States for their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and ability to positively influence the children they teach. Since honoring the first "unsung hero" in 1996, ING has awarded nearly $3.8 million to nearly 1,600 educators across the country.
Educators are invited to submit grant applications describing class projects they have initiated or would like to pursue.
Each year, one hundred educators are selected to receive $2,000 each to help fund their innovative class projects. Three of those individuals will be chosen to receive awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000. All awards must be used to further the projects within the school or school system.
All K-12 education professionals are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the U.S. and be a full-time educator, teacher, principal, paraprofessional, or classified staff member working on a project with demonstrated effectiveness in improving student learning.
Complete program guidelines, the application form, and information on previously funded projects are available at the ING Web site.
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Education
Geographic Funding Area: National