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Dolciani Award

Award to a USA or Canada Mathematician for
Outstanding Contributions to K-16 Math Education

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Mathematical Association of America (MAA)

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Award of $5,000 to a USA or Canada mathematician for their significant and positive impact on K-16 students. The award will recognize a pure or applied mathematician who holds a Ph.D. and has published research and contributed to mathematics education in any of the following ways:

- Developing or assessing the K-16 mathematics curriculum, including publication of educational texts, instructional materials, or software.
- Developing successful programs for improving teaching, teacher preparation, gender equity and diversity of students or faculty, undergraduate research, or mentoring in K-16 mathematics
- Developing or promoting technology for K-16 educational use.
- Drafting or disseminating major publications related to K-16 mathematics education.
- Influencing legislation or policy related to K-16 mathematics education.
- Developing or contributing to mathematics enrichment programs for K-12 students and teachers.
- Raising the profile of K-16 mathematics education concerns, including equity and diversity in the larger mathematics community.

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GrantWatch ID#: 160652

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A nominee must:

- Have received a Ph.D. in pure or applied mathematics
- Have a record of published research in pure or applied mathematics
- Have a record of distinguished contributions to K-16 mathematics education in the United States or Canada
- Have not received the MAA’s Gung & Hu Award within the last five years (effective January 2016).

Pre-Application Information:

Nominations are due September 1, 2017. Nominees will automatically be held in consideration for three years.


Contact Information:

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

Email the nomination form to:

Carolyn Kesner, Grants Manager

Mathematical Association of America
1529 18th St. NW
Washington DC 20036-1358
P: (202) 387-5200
P: (800) 741-9415

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