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Grants to Manitoba, Canada Public School Teachers to Bring Scientists into the Classrooms for Hands-On Learning

Scientists in the Classroom Grants

Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #151958

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $1,000 each to Manitoba, Canada K-12 public school English, Francais, and French immersion teachers seeking to bring scientists into their classrooms for hands-on learning experiences. Funding is intended to cover expenses such as teacher release time for planning, professional development, and teaching/learning resources.

Specifically, the goals of these grants are to:
- Support schools in their efforts to encourage students to develop a critical sense of wonder and curiosity about scientific and technological endeavors;
- Contribute to exemplary practices in science education; and
- Provide students with opportunities to interact with people working in the field of science.

Further, the projects should:
- Be integrated in the curriculum - where learning about science in the real world is embedded in the science curriculum and is not a separate topic
- Help develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills - where students develop a variety of skills required for scientific and technological inquiry in a meaningful context
- Be applicable - where curriculum content is linked to work done by a scientist
- Have a career focus - where local scientists are involved, allowing students to make connections with career opportunities within their community

Collaborating scientists must play a significant and active role in any proposed project. A project should involve more than a one-time presentation by a scientist.

Preference will be given to new projects.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Kindergarten to Grade 12 teachers in the English, Français, or French Immersion programs in Manitoba public schools are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Mail, fax, or email completed applications to:

Manitoba Scientists in the Classroom Grants
509-1181 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0T3

Fax: 204-945-1625
Email: daniele.dubois-jacques@gov.mb.ca

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $1,000.

Term of Contract:

The project planning and teaching should be undertaken in the 2015-2016 school year.

Contact Information:

John Murray
Email: john.murray@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-945-7899

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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


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