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Teacher fellowships

The Council for Basic Education is once again offering fellowships of $3,000 to outstanding US teachers of the humanities in Grades 9 through 12. The money is to be used to support independent study for the teachers during the summer of 1984.

The fellowships are funded by an $800,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency that supports research, scholarship, education, and general audience programs in the humanities.

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To be eligible for the fellowship, teachers must have a master's degree or its equivalent. They also must have taught full time in Grades 9 through 12 for at least five years and do at least three-fifths of their teaching in English, foreign languages, history, or another humanities discipline.

Finally, they must have at least five years of service remaining before retirement and be able to show a worthy plan of summer study.

Applications may be obtained by writing: Independent Study in the Humanities, PO Box 2915, Princeton, N.J. 08541.

The deadline for filing applications is Dec. 19.