Funding Teacher Research Projects
Finding Resources to Support Teacher-Research Finding the time to meet and talk about findings and determine their implications can be difficult. It is often helpful to find staff development funds to provide for substitutes so teachers can meet as a team. Reproducing reports and going to conferences to report findings can also be expensive.
Fortunately there are a number of organizations that recognize and support teacher-research initiatives. For example, Teachers Network accepts applications for teachers to become MetLife Fellows in the Teachers Network Leadership Institute (TNLI). For more information access their web page at http://www.teachersnetwork.org/.
Other associations that support teacher research initiatives are:
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching: http://www.carnegiefoundation.org/CASTL/k-12/index.htm
Reading Teachers Network: http://www.readingteachersnetwork.org/funding-opportunities/
The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education: http://www.nfie.org/grants.htm
Surfing for Funds: http://www.techlearning.com
MacLean, Marion S. & Mohr, Marian M. (1999). "Teacher-Researchers at Work." Berkely, CA: National Writing Project, p. 262-266.