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Thomas Brennan Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Teaching of Astronomy in Grades 9-12

Award to USA or Canada Individual for Contributions
to High School Astronomy Education

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Funding Source:

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Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)

Deadline Date:

03/01/18 Receipt

Description:

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Award of $500 to a USA or Canada high school astronomy teacher or educator to recognize outstanding contributions to astronomy education. Candidates for this award demonstrate outstanding commitment to planetarium or classroom-based education, including the training of other educators.

This award is designed to honor the practicing high school astronomy teacher. Occasionally, an individual outside of the secondary classroom, judged to have had a significant impact on high school astronomy teaching, is selected for this award. Nominators are urged to consider both practicing secondary astronomy teachers and those who have been involved in projects that have had widespread impact on high school astronomy teaching.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149963

Number of Grants:

1

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Award includes a $500 cash award and a plaque to be presented at the ASP Awards Dinner.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Thomas J. Brennan Award of the ASP is given each year to an individual demonstrating excellence in the teaching of astronomy at the high school level in North America.

Nominees must be involved in activities relating to the teaching of astronomy at the high school level in the classroom or planetarium, in teacher training, and/or by other appropriate means.

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations are solicited from colleagues, students, or others familiar with or knowledgeable of the nominee’s achievements. Nominations may be made by anyone except the nominee or someone from the nominee’s family.

All nominations will be considered for three consecutive award cycles — the year in which the nomination is made and the two following years. After the third year a completely new nomination of the individual may be submitted.

For a new nomination to be considered in any particular year, all nomination documents must be received by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by March 1 of that year.

All nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The Awards Committee recommends a recipient of the Award to the Board of Directors, which then makes the final selection. The Award recipient will be notified in the summer of the award year. If, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, none of the nominees is sufficiently outstanding, or if there are an insufficient number of nominations, the Award will not be given for the year in question.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination Form:
https://www.astrosociety.org/about-us/awards/thomas-j-brennan-award-nomination/

Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

P: 415.337.1100
F: 415.337.5205
awards@astrosociety.org

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