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69 Illinois Awards for Small Business & Nonprofit Leadership, Teachers & Students

69 Awards Grants for Illinois


Awards in recognition of nonprofit leadership, small business management, teacher excellence and student achievement.
Awards for outstanding individuals' impact on the community and the people they serve.

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Award to a USA or Canada Fire Safety Educator for Outstanding Community Outreach

Deadline 04/21/21

Award of $1,000 to a USA or Canada fire safety teacher to recognize leadership and community safety improvement efforts. Nominations are invited on behalf of individuals working for local fire departments and marshall's offices. In addition to the cash award for the re...

GrantWatch ID#: 178600

Awards to USA Researchers to Foster the Development of Drugs to Cure, Treat, and Prevent Alzh...

Deadline 07/30/21 LOI Date: 04/23/21

Awards to USA faculty members at IHEs or research centers to support the development of drugs to cure, treat, and prevent Alzheimer's disease. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to provide drug developm...

GrantWatch ID#: 182103

Awards to USA Physicians to Recognize Exceptional Service to Disadvantaged Populations

Deadline 04/23/21

Awards to USA physicians to recognize exceptional service and commitment to the medical profession, particularly for care rendered to disadvantaged populations. Awardees will be honored for outstanding leadership, community engagement, dedication, and volunteerism. Rec...

GrantWatch ID#: 194571

Awards to Illinois Public and Private PreK-12 Teachers in Recognition of Praiseworthy Contri...

Deadline 04/23/21

Awards to Illinois public and private PreK-12 educators in recognition of their praiseworthy contributions and service to students throughout the state. Award candidates are leaders and innovators who inspire their students to learn. Nominated teachers demonstrate dedi...

GrantWatch ID#: 195103

Award to a USA or Canada Neurologist for Excellence in Teaching Neurology to Medical Students

Deadline 04/26/21

Award of $1,000 to a USA or Canada individual to honor outstanding achievements in teaching neurology to medical students. This award is intended to reward and recognize contributions by gifted teachers of neurology. Nominees must have a proven track record in teaching...

GrantWatch ID#: 170901

Awards to USA K-12 Public School Teachers for Excellence in Environmental Education

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards of up to $2,500 to USA and territories K-12 public school teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to environmental education. Applications are invited from teachers who use innovative methods and approaches in teaching environmental concepts and present ...

GrantWatch ID#: 138628

Awards to USA K-12 Teachers for Excellence in American History Education

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards of $1,000 and one award of $10,000 to recognize USA K-12 American history teachers for excellence in educating students. One nominee from each state will receive the monetary prize, a certificate of recognition, an archive of resources to be presented in their n...

GrantWatch ID#: 150599

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Museums for Outstanding Exhibitions

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards of up to $1,000 to USA, Canada, and International museums to acknowledge outstanding exhibitions. Eligible exhibits must be open for less than two years and should be educational and interesting. Nominations will be accepted for public exhibits that focus on the...

GrantWatch ID#: 161386

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Teacher to Recognize Excellence in Teaching

Deadline 04/30/21

Award to a USA, Canada, or International teacher who has made an exceptional contribution to the teaching profession. The purpose of the award is to highlight the importance of teaching and demonstrate the fact that teachers across the globe deserve to be recognized an...

GrantWatch ID#: 174812

Awards to USA K-12 Teachers and Educational Staff to Support Creative Classroom Projects

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards to USA educators for creative projects that enhance student learning. Funding must be used to further the projects within the school or school system. This program is open to principals, teachers, classified staff, and paraprofessionals in K-12 private and publi...

GrantWatch ID#: 178562

Awards to USA Women to Recognize Outstanding Service to the Community

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards of $20,000 and an additional award of $25,000 to USA women to recognize outstanding community-related volunteer service. Awardees will be honored for their innovative solutions and passionate committment to meeting the needs of the community in which they live....

GrantWatch ID#: 180983

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Students to Recognize Outstanding Writing

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards of $200 to USA, Canada, and International high school students to recognize outstanding writing. Eligible writing pieces may be in the genres of creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. The purpose of this program is to nurture the writing community, to connec...

GrantWatch ID#: 181066

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Student to Recognize Outstanding Achievements

Deadline 04/30/21

Award of $50,000 to a USA, Canada, or International student to recognize outstanding achievements. Applicants and nominees will be evaluated by their creativity and innovation, how they overcome the odds to achieve, their impact in their community and beyond, how they ...

GrantWatch ID#: 194566

Awards to USA Artists of Korean Descent to Acknowledge Outstanding Work

Deadline 04/30/21

Awards to USA artists of Korean descent to acknowledge outstanding work. Monetary prizes will be awarded to young emerging modern artists. In addition, artists will receive the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program and to present their work at a group exhib...

GrantWatch ID#: 194698

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International Students to Develop Practical, Innovative Solu...

Deadline 05/01/21

Opportunity for USA, Canada, and International students and teams of students ages 4-18 to participate in a competition to develop innovative solutions to global problems. The competition was designed to inspire youth from around the world to solve real-life problems u...

GrantWatch ID#: 180979

Awards to USA Educators to Honor Excellence in Public Education

Deadline 05/03/21

Awards of $10,000 and an award of $25,000 to USA educators, including teachers, higher education faculty and staff, and education support professionals, in recognition of excellence in teaching. The annual prize is intended to honor public school educators throughout t...

GrantWatch ID#: 151602

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Libraries for Exceptional Public Relations Programs

Deadline 05/03/21

Awards to USA, Canada, and International libraries for exceptional public relations programs. Examples of eligible programs include innovative partnerships in the community, awareness campaigns, fundraising for a new college library, a year-long centennial celebration,...

GrantWatch ID#: 161380

Award to a USA or Canada Library to Recognize Outstanding Service to the Community During th...

Deadline 05/03/21

Award of $10,000 to a USA or Canada library to recognize outstanding service to the community, especially during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The award will honor a library that demonstrates innovative and creative development of community programs or a marked ...

GrantWatch ID#: 178593
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Awards to USA and Canada Sports Teams and Organizations that Promote Healthy Communities Thr...

Deadline 05/05/21

Awards of $25,000 to USA and Canada sports teams and organizations to recognize effective uses of sports to foster and sustain healthier communities. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a collaborative and innovative approach to community health improvement and addr...

GrantWatch ID#: 154396

Awards to USA School Libraries to Recognize Exemplary Programming

Deadline 05/05/21

Awards of $5,000 to USA school libraries to recognize outstanding programming. Eligible recipients are libraries in K-8 private and public schools, and eligible focus areas of humanities programming include: arts and culture, languages, and social studies. The program ...

GrantWatch ID#: 188094

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Youth for Environmental Advocacy

Deadline 05/14/21

Awards to USA and territories, Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean Islands youth to honor environmental protection efforts. The award program recognizes young activists that have demonstrated exceptional leadership in environmental initiatives. Grant winners will receive cas...

GrantWatch ID#: 155875
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Grants to USA Nonprofits and IHEs for the Advancement of Exemplary Academics in Scientific F...

Deadline 07/26/21 Conference Date: 05/14/21

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and IHEs for activities that further the professional advancement of researchers and educators. First-time applicants are advised that required registrations can take at least nine weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support ...

GrantWatch ID#: 162930
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Awards to Illinois Organizations, Groups, and Individuals for Excellence in Library Service

Deadline 05/15/21

Awards of $1,000 to Illinois libraries, library consortiums, non-library institutions, groups, and individuals to acknowledge superior librarianship. The award is intended to recognize and honor consistent contribution and service to the library over the years, service...

GrantWatch ID#: 143107
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Grants and Awards to USA Authors, Translators, Agents, and Publishers for Translation of Fre...

Deadline 05/15/21

Grants and awards to USA publishers, translators, authors, and literary agents for the translation and subsequent publication of French literary works for English-speaking audiences. Funding will be awarded for both fiction and nonfiction works, as well as for poetry, ...

GrantWatch ID#: 179274
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Prizes to USA, Canada, and International Institutions and Individuals for New Media Projects

Deadline 05/15/21

Prizes of $4,000 to USA, Canada, and International institutions and individuals for projects that combine digital technology and history. The purpose of the award program is to support already existing innovative projects that are open to the public. Eligible projects ...

GrantWatch ID#: 180734
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Contributions to History Education i...

Deadline 05/15/21

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize outstanding contributions to K-12 history education. The awardee will be honored for a specific innovation or for excellence in teaching in elementary, middle, and high schools across the United States in...

GrantWatch ID#: 180737

Award to a USA Writer to Recognize an Exceptional Book of Poetry

Deadline 05/15/21

Award of $25,000 to a USA writer to recognize an exceptional collection of poetry. Eligible books of poetry are original works that were published in the United States within the last year. In addition to the cash prize, copies of the winning book will be distributed t...

GrantWatch ID#: 195306
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Awards to Illinois Public and Private K-12 School Staff for Outstanding Accomplishments

Deadline 05/21/21

Awards to Illinois public and private K-12 teachers, school staff, and community volunteers in recognition of exemplary service and outstanding accomplishments. Eligible educators are those who have made a positive contribution to their school district's culture and ha...

GrantWatch ID#: 142392
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Awards to USA Teachers to Recognize Outstanding Career Readiness Programs

Deadline 05/21/21

Awards to USA high school educators for innovation and excellence in areas of career readiness and workforce development. Eligible applicants are public school teachers of skilled trades. The purpose of the award is to recognize programs that are focused on hands-on le...

GrantWatch ID#: 186059

Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Outstanding Contributions to Remote ...

Deadline 05/23/21

Award to a USA, Canada, or International individual to recognize outstanding contributions to remote education during the early phase of their career. Strong candidates are known for service to the profession, leadership activities, contributions to advancing the field...

GrantWatch ID#: 161334
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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Institutions and Programs to Honor Outstanding Onli...

Deadline 05/23/21

Awards to USA, Canada, and International educational institutions and programs in recognition of activities that increase access to online and digital learning. The award program allows recipients to engage in sharing information about successful digital education stra...

GrantWatch ID#: 183964
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Awards to USA and Canada Charities for Programs that Focus on Communities of Color

Deadline 05/31/21

Awards to USA and Canada charitable organizations to recognize programs that serve communities of color. Eligible organizations must focus on areas of education, hunger, and homelessness. Funding is intended to honor Black-led organizations and those that address syste...

GrantWatch ID#: 195479
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Awards to Illinois Organizations and Individuals to Recognize Outstanding Work for the Prote...

Deadline 06/01/21

Awards to Illinois organizations and individuals to honor outstanding work, programs, and projects for the protection of historical resources across the state. Qualified award recipients may be recognized for endeavors in the areas of leadership, advocacy, preservation...

GrantWatch ID#: 189376

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International Author for Assistance in the Completion of a Partia...

Deadline 06/01/21

Grant to a USA, Canada, or International author for assistance in the completion of a partially written fictional book. Funding is intended for authors of fiction for children or young adults. Applicants must be published authors. Judges will be looking for candidates ...

GrantWatch ID#: 190626

Grant to USA, Canada, and International Authors to Honor Outstanding Works of Literary Nonfi...

Deadline 06/01/21

Grants of $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International authors to honor outstanding works of literary nonfiction. Funding is intended for unfinished projects describing a place, event, movement, or individual. Topics of previous winning submissions include life in the Dom...

GrantWatch ID#: 190627
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Award to a USA Post-Doc Trainee to Support Professional Development in the Periodontal Field

Deadline 06/01/21

Award of $10,000 to a USA early-career post-doctoral trainee to support professional development. The award is intended to help young educators in the field of periodontology successfully start their research and/or teaching careers. The award should be viewed as suppl...

GrantWatch ID#: 195161
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Award to a USA Periodontal Resident to Promote the Publication of an Original Research Study

Deadline 06/01/21

Award of $2,000 to a USA resident in an accredited periodontal program to assist with the publication of a professional research-based manuscript. The award is intended to support an original work that is written by the awardee as a sole or principal author based on hi...

GrantWatch ID#: 195163

Awards to Recognize USA Individuals for Excellence in Marketing and Communications

Deadline 06/09/21

Awards to USA individuals for outstanding marketing contributions at nonprofit organizations. The award is intended to honor an employee of a nonprofit organization who is involved with the marketing, communications, and branding of their organization. Award recipients...

GrantWatch ID#: 180065

Prizes to USA Scholars to Honor Exceptional Achievement in Scientific Fields

Deadline 06/11/21

Prizes of $50,000 to USA scientists to honor exceptional achievement in scientific fields. Eligible prize winners are young foreign-born scientists who intend to pursue a professional career in the United States, and who work in applied, basic, and translational fields...

GrantWatch ID#: 169727
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Prizes to USA Immigrants to Recognize Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Dance

Deadline 06/11/21

Prizes of $50,000 to USA individuals to recognize outstanding achievements in the field of dance. The program honors young individuals who are immigrants to the United States and who intend to pursue a professional career in the United States. Artistic directors, chore...

GrantWatch ID#: 188886

Awards to USA, Canada, and International Instructors to Recognize Outstanding Accomplishment...

Deadline 06/14/21

Awards of $250 and $500 to USA, Canada, and International instructors at academic institutions to recognize outstanding accomplishments in marketing education. Teaching innovations may include meaningful improvements, unique additions, and novel adaptations of existing...

GrantWatch ID#: 147597
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Awards to USA Small Businesses to Recognize Outstanding Achievements and Contributions to Ec...

Deadline 07/16/21 LOI Date: 06/18/21

Award of $25,000 and additional awards to USA small businesses to recognize outstanding achievements in business and contributions to economic growth in local communities. Successful applicants will be those that exemplify innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual i...

GrantWatch ID#: 195223
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Award to a USA Teacher in a Non-Urban Region to Honor Achievements in Education

Deadline 06/20/21

Award to a USA teacher in an eligible region to recognize contributions to the field of education. The award program honors an individual teacher with a monetary prize, as well as funding to be used for teaching supplies by the winner's school district. Eligible region...

GrantWatch ID#: 156193
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Award to a USA Individual, Group, or Organization to Recognize Efforts Supporting First Amen...

Deadline 06/22/21

Award of $10,000 to a USA or territories individual, group, or organization in recognition of past activities that have protected or preserved a constitutional right. The award program was established to honor a person or persons who fought for one or more rights guara...

GrantWatch ID#: 156084
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist to Recognize Science Outreach Activities

Deadline 06/30/21

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International engineer or scientist with less than seven years' experience who has demonstrated excellence in engaging the public in science activities. Eligible activities include public outreach, informal science education, public...

GrantWatch ID#: 160041
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Individual for Promoting Scientific Cooperation

Deadline 06/30/21

Award of $10,000 and additional benefits to a USA, Canada, or International individual or team to recognize exceptional contributions to collaboration and cooperation in science. Nominations are invited on behalf of those working in the engineering, science, or foreign...

GrantWatch ID#: 160042
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist or Engineer to Recognize Excellence in Sc...

Deadline 06/30/21

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International scientist or engineer to recognize excellence in engaging the public in science activities. This award program acknowledges outstanding contributions in promoting public awareness and participation in the areas of tech...

GrantWatch ID#: 160043
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Scientist, Engineer, or Organization for Outstandin...

Deadline 06/30/21

Award of $5,000 to a USA, Canada, or International individual scientist, engineer, or organization to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of science and to society. Nominees may be honored for participation in public policy debates, activities to protect t...

GrantWatch ID#: 160045
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Award to a USA, Canada, or International Mathematician for Significant Contributions to Math...

Deadline 06/30/21

Award of $1,000 to a USA, Canada, or International mathematician or group of mathematicians to recognize significant contributions in math education. Nominations should include a description of the noteworthy contributions made by the nominee and evidence of the impact...

GrantWatch ID#: 160647

Award to a USA or Canada Higher Education Mathematics Department to Recognize an Outstanding...

Deadline 06/30/21

Award of $5,000 to a USA or Canada higher education mathematical sciences department in recognition of an outstanding program. Nominations are considered for a broad range of programs that enhance the mathematics community, either internally, or in relation to society ...

GrantWatch ID#: 160648