Promoting American understanding of Russian folklore and traditional Russian life and culture.
Financial Aid for Folklore Expedition Volunteers
If you are an American citizen and either a K-12 teacher or student or scholar at the univesity level, we recommend you look into the following funding sources. Many of our volunteers have received grants funding their travel expenses or expedition fees.
Funding Sources for K-12 Teachers
Fund for Teachers
Fund for Teachers awards grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for teams to take part in professional developments of their choice. Usually the application process starts in October with a deadline near the end of January. Applications are open to all teachers in the US and there is often priority funding for teachers in specific categories, such as those taking part in Math for America or working at New Visions schools. Find out more at fundforteachers.org .
National Education Association Learning and Leadership Grants
NEA awards up to $2,000 for individuals to take part high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research. There are three funding cycles with deadlines February 1st, June 1st, and October 15th. Notifications come on April 15, September 15th, and January 15th. Funds arrive about 6-7 weeks after notification. This grant is taxed if sent to an individual but not if sent to an institution or nonprofits such as American Friends of Russian Folklore. Find out more at http://www.neafoundation.org/pages/learning-leadership-grants/
Funding Sources for University Level Students and Scholars
Please see the excellent list compiled by the School of Russian and Asian Studies: