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Deadline

July

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants – due: July 31, November 30, January 31, April 30,

            Math or science demonstration kits, science supplies, math and science software for K-12, graphing calculators, math manipulatives

 

August

September

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant Preliminary Applications due May 9; full application due September 24

            Teams need to find a need, brainstorm a solution, and work “through the inventive process to produce something beneficial to the community.”

 

October

Toshiba America Foundation Grant for Grades K-6 - Due October 1, 2003

            projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and mathematics education for students in kindergarten through 6th grade

 

November

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants – due: November 30, January 31, April 30, July 31

            Math or science demonstration kits, science supplies, math and science software for K-12, graphing calculators, math manipulatives

 

December

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Awards

Due December 5

1.       Olander: elementary to improve in-service programs

2.       Seymour: preK-12 to improve mathematics knowledge

3.       Gibb: preK-12 to administer a classroom project that implements some aspect of NCTM principles and standards

4.       Begle: K-12 to undertake collaborative classroom-based research projects in precollege mathematics education

5.       Duncan: preK-6 activities improving applicant’s competence as a classroom teacher

6.       FLAMeS: K-12 to attend NCTM annual mtg never attended, 3-10 yrs exper.

7.       Wahl: preK-8 develop a project enabling students to better understand specific aspects of geometry consistent with NCTM standards.

8.       Dolciani: 7-12 improve competence as classroom teachers of mathematics

9.       Pappas: 9-12 to develop math enrichment materials or lessons detailing an innovative teaching unit that has already been used in the classroom.

10.   K-12 to support innovative school projects that enhance math education

 

January

Math and Science Partnership Program (MSP) Comprehensive and Targeted Projects – Due January 7

            K-12 district and at least one university improve student achievement in math and /or science including teacher quality, quantity, diversity, challenging courses and curricula, evidence-based design and outcomes, promote institutional change and sustainability.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants – due: January 31, April 30, July 31, November 30

            Math or science demonstration kits, science supplies, math and science software for K-12, graphing calculators, math manipulatives

 

 

February

March

 

April

Digi-Block Inc.

Due April 7

            Seeks applications to receive materials and training to encourage innovative use of the Digi-Blocks with students in grade K-4.

FAME (Fund for the Advancement of Mathematics Education) Grant  

Due April 15

            To provide funds to teachers to explore different ways to present mathematics with supplementary materials

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants – due: April 30, July 31, November 30, January 31,

            Math or science demonstration kits, science supplies, math and science software for K-12, graphing calculators, math manipulatives

 

 

May

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant Preliminary Applications due May 9; full application due September 24

            Teams need to find a need, brainstorm a solution, and work “through the inventive process to produce something beneficial to the community.”

 

June

 

If you are interested in any of these grants, please contact the grant office at jassel@kcmsd.net or x7462.

 

If you believe your idea does not match any of the previously listed grants, call the grant office and we will try to research a grant to match your project’s needs.

 

 

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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Mathematics Education Trust (MET) Awards

due December 5

1.       Olander: elementary to improve in-service programs

2.       Seymour: preK-12 to improve mathematics knowledge

3.       Gibb: preK-12 to administer a classroom project that implements some aspect of NCTM principles and standards

4.       Begle: K-12 to undertake collaborative classroom-based research projects in precollege mathematics education

5.       Duncan: preK-6 activities improving applicant’s competence as a classroom teacher

6.       FLAMeS: K-12 to attend NCTM annual mtg never attended, 3-10 yrs exper.

7.       Wahl: preK-8 develop a project enabling students to better understand specific aspects of geometry consistent with NCTM standards.

8.       Dolciani: 7-12 improve competence as classroom teachers of mathematics

9.       Pappas: 9-12 to develop math enrichment materials or lessons detailing an innovative teaching unit that has already been used in the classroom.

10.   K-12 to support innovative school projects that enhance math education

 

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Math and Science Partnership Program (MSP) Comprehensive and Targeted Projects

due January 7

            K-12 district and at least one university improve student achievement in math and /or science including teacher quality, quantity, diversity, challenging courses and curricula, evidence-based design and outcomes, promote institutional change and sustainability.

 

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Digi-Block Inc. – due April 7

            Seeks applications to receive materials and training to encourage innovative use of the Digi-Blocks with students in grade K-4.

 

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FAME (Fund for the Advancement of Mathematics Education) Grant

Web Site: http://www.moctm.org/awardsscholarships/awardsscholarships.htm

Amount: 10 grants of $500: 4 grants grades K-5, 3 grants grade 6-8, 3 grants grades 9-16

Due: April 15

Who: Missouri Mathematics teachers from K-16

Purpose: to provide funds to teachers to explore different ways to present mathematics with supplementary materials.

Application includes: Statement of Purpose: Describe the overall intent of the project in terms of, but not limited to, improvement of skills, enrichment, and/or the development of concepts on the part of students.  The committee is particularly interested in projects that intend to implement the NCTM Principles and Standards.  Description of Project:  The description should not exceed two pages, double-spaced.  Explain what you intend to do and how you intend to do it.  If you are requesting materials, show how they are going to be used.  By this, we mean a detailed description of activities and topics addressed either in the classroom or in extra-curricular projects.  Tell how long the project will take in terms of weeks or months.  Evaluation: The assessment of your project should be clearly stated and related to your goals and description.  An additional $50 will be sent to grant recipients after the evaluation has been received.  Budget: Applicants are instructed to make a detailed list of expenses.  It may include supplementary texts, manipulatives, software, or other supplies. 

Not funded: refreshments, substitute teachers, speaking honoraria, purchase of computers, or secretarial help.  Copying and postage should not exceed $50.

Download Application:  http://www.moctm.org/awardsscholarships/awardsscholarships.htm

Notification:  All submissions will receive a reply.  Grants will be evaluated and recipients will be notified by June 15.

Reporting: Winners will be expected to submit a brief final report.

 

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Foundation Classroom Grants

Web site: www.aiaa.org/education/index.hfm?edu=19

Amount: Up to $200 per individual request; Five Educator Associates from the same school may apply for grants under this fund.  The purchases must be separate items (i.e. can not be one $1,000 item) with the following restriction: The grant proposal must be accompanied by a full one-page synopsis of how the requested funds are to be used and a separate itemized price list of the items proposed for purchase.

Due: Grants will be considered on a quarterly basis in January, March, June, and September. Grants must be received one month prior to be considered for the upcoming cycle. For example, grants to be evaluated in January must be received by AIAA by 30 November. July 31, November 30, January 31, April 30

Who: K-12 AIAA Educator Associates (free association)

Purpose: to provide classroom materials for the exploration of the development or application of science, mathematics, and technology within the education curriculum

Application includes: Type of purchase (supplies, etc.), What is the goal/benefit(s) of this purchase? Number and grade-level of students benefiting from grant?, Amount of money needed: (Please attach a description of this purchase with a suggested retailer’s price. The amount given cannot exceed $200.) Any matching funds from other sources? A minimum one-page, double spaced, typed summary of how you plan to use materials purchased with this grant is REQUIRED.

Possible activities may include: Classroom math or science demonstration kits, Classroom science supplies,

Math and science software for K-12 use, Graphing calculators, Math manipulatives, Supplies for making flying objects, Supplies for robotic programs;  Items NOT FUNDED:  Books intended for school-wide use, Ancillary equipment such as: PCs, computer scanners and other hardware, printers, video equipment, digital camera, etc. Registration fees for competitions, Travel associated with field trips or competitions, T-shirts or promotional materials for competitions, Teacher Workshop fees

Aimed: to get the next generation of pilots, scientists, and space explorers off to a flying start-and reach new heights together

Download Application:  http://www.aiaa.org/forms/pcpropfrm.pdf

Payment: Upon approval of the grant, a letter of commitment will be sent to the teacher. Reimbursement for items purchased after the grant approval will be made upon submission of receipts to AIAA Headquarters. A check will be mailed to the school within three weeks.  7) Funds must be used within six months of approval or the funds will revert back to the AIAA Foundation.

Reporting: Teachers are encouraged to send pictures of the purchased items in use by students as well as copies of any publicity involving the purchased items and related activities.

 

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Toshiba America Foundation Grant for Grades K-6

Web site: www.toshiba.com/about/taf/grant.html

Amount: Up to 75 grants of up to $1,000 each to purchase hands-on materials directly related to the planned unit, Funds may be requested for the purchase of project materials for student use only. Computer hardware, audio-visual equipment, and field trip expenses may not be included in the budget.

Due: October 1

Who: Classroom teachers must be involved in the planning of the program of grades K-6 in public or private U.S. Schools.  The project must take place during school hours and must be in addition to the teacher’s regular science and math teaching units and should take place over at least three class sessions.

Purpose: projects designed by classroom teachers to improve science and mathematics education for students in kindergarten through 6th grade

Application includes: Questions on: Clarity, Completeness, Timeline, Evaluation, Cost Effectiveness, Creativity.

Download Application:  http://www.toshiba.com/taf/applic_K-6.pdf

Previous Winners: http://www.toshiba.com/taf/k-6.html

Critera:  Clarity Does this project description make sense?  The proposal must be written so the reader has a clear

understanding of the project activities, goals, material  needs and evaluation components.

Completeness The application must adhere to the guidelines and provide all of the requested information.

Timeline Can the project be completed in the time allotted? In order to achieve its objectives within the suggested implementation dates, the project description must be reasonable in scope.

Evaluation The proposed project must demonstrate an evaluation component that will reflect clear educational outcomes to be discussed in the final project report.

Cost Effectiveness Are the project materials excessive in cost or number requested? The project cost should appear reasonable and appropriate for the activities and outcomes described.

Creativity To what extent is this an innovative approach? Your proposal must engage young people in hands-on learning or inventive classroom projects that enhance the current curriculum.

Impact The project should be challenging actively engage students in a positive way

 

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Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grant

Web site: http://mit.edu/invent/www/InvenTeam/index.html

Amount: Ten grants of up to $10,000 each

Due: Preliminary applications are due by May 9, 2004.  Up to 25 applicants will be selected as semifinalist by June 30; finalists will submit complete applications by Sept. 24

Who: high school teams under the supervision of a science, mathematics, or technology teacher applicant

Purpose: To foster excitement among high school students about inventing and the benefits of creating new solutions to serve others.

Application includes: Teams need to find a need, brainstorm a solution, and work “through the inventive process to produce something beneficial to the community.”

Projects should address: 1) a “real-world need” to be solved within the school or community; 2) a realistic plan to develop an invention prototype by April 2004; 3) a collaborative method to best foster group decision-making and self-directed learning; 4) strong school support; 5) feasible use of needed resources, including computers, lab or shop equipment, and classroom space; and 6) a genuine enthusiasm for invention and innovation.

Funds use: unrestricted teacher stipends (up to $2,000 if projects are undertaken by an extracurricular activity or club), project materials and supplies, and other expenses incurred in making the team’s project a reality.

Contact Information: The Lemelson-MIT Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Room E60-215, Cambridge, MA  02139-4307; (617) 253-3352; fax (617) 258-8276 web site http://mit.edu/invent/www/InvenTeam/index.html

 

 

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