The National Art Education Foundation's Ruth Halvorsen Professional Development Grants promote National Art Education Association’s efforts to initiate and encourage the understanding and implementation of the goals for student learning promulgated through the National Visual Arts Standards. Annual Grants are awarded to selected art educators whose proposals focus on understanding, implementation, and issues specifically relating to the National Visual Arts Standards and support the improvement of the teaching of art. Applicants for a Halvorsen Grant may NOT apply for a Teacher Incentive Grant, even if the proposals are for different projects.