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Ron Mardigian Memorial Bio-Rad Explorer Award

Award to a USA High School Science Teacher
for Contributions to Biotechnology Education

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and Bio-Rad Explorer Program

Deadline Date:

12/10/20

Description:

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Award valued at up to $3,500 to a USA high school biotechnology science teacher to honor exceptional contributions to biotechnology education. The award recipient will receive a $2,500 certificate for company-specific products and up to $1,000 in expenses to attend a national conference.

Bio-Rad’s ExplorerTM Program and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) have partnered to recognize an outstanding high school teacher who has made biotechnology learning accessible to the classroom. 

The award consists a $2500 certificate for Bio-Rad products and up to $1000 in expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. The awardee will be honored at the Teacher Awards Banquet; the awardee and one teacher guest of the awardee will be invited to dinner with members of Bio-Rad’s Explorer team.

Applicants are also encouraged to apply for Bio-Rad’s Biotechnology Mini-Grant. This grant awards up to $2,000 in Bio-Rad materials. 

This award has been established in memory of Ron Mardigian, the inspiration behind and founder of the Biotechnology Explorer program. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156683

Number of Grants:

One

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of a $2500 certificate for Bio-Rad products and up to $1000 in expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.

Bio-Rad’s Biotechnology Mini-Grant:
This grant awards up to $2,000 in Bio-Rad materials.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Teachers of science in grades 9-12, with at least two years of experience integrating biotechnology into their lessons, that are legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico).

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received by December 10, 2020.

The awardee will be honored at the Awards Banquet; the awardee and one teacher guest of the awardee will be invited to dinner with members of Bio-Rad's Explorer team.

Grant applications for Bio-Rad’s Biotechnology Mini-Grant can be requested by emailing the address found in Contact Information below.

Applications should reflect NGSS or national science education standards if necessary.

Please be advised that you may apply for more than one award; however, you are eligible to win only one NSTA award per year. Each application must be based on a unique program and process. Submission of the same idea and materials to different NSTA award programs will result in the disqualification of all applications. If your idea or project has received an NSTA award in the past, that idea or project is not eligible to receive an additional award.

Contact Information:

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

To nominate online: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/TeacherAwardsNominations2020

To apply online: https://app.reviewr.com/s1/site/NSTATeacherAwards2020

Grant applications for Bio-Rad’s Biotechnology Mini-Grant can be requested by emailing biotechnology_explorer@bio-rad.com.

For questions, please contact awards@nsta.org.

NSTA
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201
703.312.9254

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