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The Toshiba America Foundation welcomes grant requests from K-12 teachers who are striving to provide innovative math and science instruction. They support applications for project-based learning by teachers for use in their own schools.
The program is split up into funding for grades K-5 and grades 6-12. Grant requests for grades 6-12 that are $5,000 or less are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Requests of more than $5,000 for 6-12 are due February 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017. Grant requests for grades K-5 are only accepted once per year and will be due again on October 1, 2017.
The program is focused on providing all US K-12 students an opportunity to participate in computer science and computational thinking. They seek to provide high school teachers with professional development and ongoing support to teach these courses. K-8 teachers would be assisted in obtaining the instructional materials and curriculum necessary to integrate computer science into their teaching.
They anticipate there will up to 19 awards and $20 million in grant funds available for this program.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) unveils a design contest for High School Students called “Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes.” The contest asks students to create a written essay, a 2-3 page comic strip, and a 90-second video to illustrate how to utilize nanotechnology to solve a societal issue. The NSF provides reading and resources for students to draw inspiration, and asks students to dream of innovative ways to utilize emerging technology.
Winners are eligible for a cash prize of $750 up to $1500 for the first place winner.
Submissions are due by January 31, 2017. For more information on the contest and all eligibility and submission requirements, please visit the NSF website.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers funding through their Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science – also know as NSF INCLUDES. They seek bold and innovative approaches to solving the complex issues of equity and inclusion in all aspects of the field of STEM education and careers.
The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support innovative models, networks, partnerships, technical capabilities and research that will enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.
Institutes of higher education, school districts, and non-profit organizations are all eligible for NSF INCLUDES.
Preliminary proposals are due February 14, 2017 and the full proposal deadline is May 16, 2017. For more information on the program and for details on how to apply, visit the NSF INCLUDES website.
Biological Science Curriculum Studies (BSCS) is offering Life Science teachers in grades 6-9 a chance to field test their latest curriculum. In exchange for implementing a 10-week online course, teachers will receive a $2,000 stipend.
The curriculum seeks to provide support in teaching body systems to students with an emphasis on critical thinking. Topics include the respiratory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, and components of a cell.
Priority will be given to teachers who work with economically disadvantaged students, English language learners, or students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
The deadline to apply for the program is December 2, 2016. To learn more and to apply, visit their website.
AT&T Internet Service is offering teachers and professors $1,000 scholarships to spend on classroom technology. Educators are asked to submit a 300-450 word essay or a 1-2 minute video explaining how they and their students use internet-connected technology in the classroom.
The program is open to professors at 2-year or 4-year institutes of higher education and also K-12 teachers.
The application deadline is February 3, 2017. For more details on the grant program, visit their website.
Students can enter the contest in one of three areas. “Maker to Manufacturer” asks students to explore the problems encountered by small-scale manufacturing processes. “Energy and Environment” encourages students to plan sustainable pathways to new energy applications. “Security Technologies” examines the need for computer network systems to be secure, private, and useable.
Submissions are due by February 15, 2017.
More information about eligibility and prizes is available on the CCICwebsite.