Apply for the Jan Stauber Grant
- To provide needed financial assistance to persons and organizations proposing literacy projects and other educational experiences that will introduce young people to Sherlock Holmes.
- Encourage young people to read;
- Introduce more young people to Sherlock Holmes;
- Provide needed financial support in the form of grants to support projects introducing more young people to Sherlock Holmes;
- Reach out to non-Sherlockians and encourage and help them through financial assistance to develop such projects; and
- Honor Jan Stauber’s work introducing young people to Sherlock Holmes (that's her picture above).
- Elementary, Middle School, and Upper School Teachers (both public and private) in the USA and Canada
- Librarians (school, public libraries, etc.) in the USA and Canada
- Sherlockians active in organizations involving young people (Cub Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Camp Fire, YMCA, etc.)
- Sherlockian Societies, and other such persons and entities in the USA and Canada
- The deadline is May 1, 2013.
- Late applications will not be considered.
- The maximum amount per funding request is $350 (US or Canadian). Partial funding of an application may be offered.
- No funds may be used for paying wages, salaries, stipends, living or travel expenses, honoraria, catering, or party refreshments. Costumes are seldom funded.
- The Committee evaluates only what is submitted. An applicant cannot amend an application once the application deadline is past. Incomplete applications will be penalized in ranking and may be excluded from consideration, so submitted budgets, program descriptions, and supply lists should be accurate and complete. If an application is missing information, the Chair may give the applicant one opportunity to supply the missing data. Also, if members of the Committee have questions regarding specific items on an application, the Chair may request an explanation from the applicant. In either case, the committee may consider supplemental information provided by the applicant provided it does not materially alter the application; any supplemental information will be identified as such.
- The JSG is a literary grant. Spelling, grammar, and neatness are important, and will be taken into account in evaluating applications.
- The Beacon Society is aware that developing a new teaching program costs money—often more than a Jan Stauber Grant (JSG) can provide—and recognizes that a program already funded in addition to the amount requested from a JSG grant is more likely to accomplish its goals in a timely manner. Therefore, we encourage each applicant to plan carefully, analyze costs, and seek additional funding to assure the success of the program. Submitted budgets may include expenses not allowed under JSG Funding Guidelines Section 2 if they are being funded by another source; this should be clearly indicated.
- Successful completion of a JSG-funded program increases the probability of repeat JSG support, if requested.
- The Jan Stauber Grant should be a mutually rewarding experience for the grantee and the Beacon Society. In funding the development of an original program to introduce Sherlock Holmes to students, we want the grantee to produce a teaching program that we can publicize as an example of creative scholarship. For others wishing to accomplish the same goals with their students, we may share elements of the program on our website, BeaconSociety.com, where we will give credit to the grantee and the JSG.
- To accomplish our goals, we expect a detailed report of the final program within two weeks of completion. The report will include:
- A written summary of the project plan and the resulting program given to the students. It should address:
- Achievement of the proposed goals
- Description of the completed project
- Effect the project had on the grantee personally as well as on the school, organization, and/or students
- All materials provided by JSG funds should acknowledge support from the Beacon Society. (“Support for this program is provided by the Jan Stauber Grant of the Beacon Society.”)
- If an event is planned (award ceremony, presentation of any kind) the Beacon Society must be acknowledged on all event-related materials.
- All requested documentation and signatures must be included with the application for consideration (i.e. if funded, the project should be ready-to-go).
|Jan Stauber Grant Application 2012||
Download Application Form
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Download Application Form
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- Completed applications should be returned to:
- The Beacon Society
- c/o Elaine Coppola
- 103 Kenny St.
- Fayetteville, NY 13066
- OR email@example.com