Do-It-Yourself Study Group
Study Group Grant Application
What is the “Do-It-Yourself” Study
This new grant opportunity offers funding up to $300 to small groups
(professionals & parents) who want to broaden their skills
and knowledge in specific areas of interest that relate to young
children, ages 3-6 who have an identified special need. Collaboration
is encouraged. Partners may include: teachers, therapists, parents
and other support staff in Early Childhood Special Education programs.
Staff and parents from state Pre-Kindergarten programs, Head Start,
Park District, Community Preschools and Prevention Initiative programs
may be included.
What should the Study Group do?
Select a topic, then decide how it will be investigated. Topics may
include, but are not limited to:
Inclusion Brain Research
Be creative. Set up a group that fits your needs and schedules. Each
group must have a facilitator and at least 4 participants. All groups
need to complete their work and submit a short report to Region II
by the specified deadline. Plan how and when you will meet to study your topic.
Where do I start?
The facilitator(s) helps to organize the group, schedule meetings,
develop agendas, buy supplies or resource materials and runs each
meeting. Each facilitator is also required to submit copies of materials
given to participants and meeting attendance sheets when their study
group is finished.
How can I use Study Group Funds?
Applications can be approved for up to $300. A proposed budget is submitted
as part of the application. Funds may be used to hire a speaker,
pay stipends to the facilitator and to purchase books or materials
to support the investigation.
Study group funds will be disbursed through a reimbursement process.
Original receipts must be submitted.
How can I apply?
Proposals will be considered on an on-going basis or until the funds are allocated. Complete the application on
the reverse side, listing names, phone numbers, addresses and positions
of the group facilitator(s) and all members. See the reverse side
for application instructions. For more information call (224) 366-8573.
Apply now for a
Do-It-Yourself Study Group Grant
STAR Net, 2626 S. Clearbrook Dr.,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4626
Phone 224-366-8579, Fax 847-278-5434 ©2004
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