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Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching

Awards to Texas Teachers for Creative Methods
To Develop Student Interest in Science and Medicine

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Texas Medical Association (TMA)

LOI Date:

11/17/17

Deadline Date:

12/21/17

Description:

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Awards to Texas elementary, middle, and high school science teachers in private and public schools for original and inventive methods to inspire student interest in science and medicine. Self-nominate or send your nomination for outstanding science teachers by November 17, 2017. All areas of science are welcome.

Three Texas science teachers will each receive $6,000, a $2,000 resource grant for their school science curriculum, and an all-expense paid trip to TexMed (TMA's annual conference) for the award ceremony.

Second-place winners each receive $4,000 and another $1,000 for their schools.

Third-place winners each receive $2,000 and another $1,000 for their schools.

Rookie awards of $1,500 plus $1,000 for their schools are made to teachers who have taught for less than five years.

And an overall award! TMA will award one first-place winner with an additional $5,000 teacher award - to be announced at the presentation ceremony.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161722

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$60,500

Estimated Size of Grant:

Three first-place winners will each receive $6,000, a $2,000 resource grant for their school science curriculum, and an all-expense paid trip to TexMed (TMA's annual conference) for the award ceremony.

Second-place winners each receive $4,000 and another $1,000 for their schools.

Third-place winners each receive $2,000 and another $1,000 for their schools.

Rookie awards of $1,500 plus $1,000 for their schools are made to teachers who have taught for less than five years.

TMA will award one first-place winner with an additional $5,000 teacher award for an overall award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible:
- Texas full-time public and private school science teachers with a minimum or two years' completed classroom experience.
- Teachers must be returning to teach in a Texas classroom during the 2018-19 school year.
- All areas of science are welcome.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines for 2018's program are Nov. 17, 2017 for nominations and Dec. 21, 2017 for applications. (All nominees will receive an email with application information and links to upload their required supporting materials.)

Application Instructions:
https://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=44322

See Application Requirements PDF in Supporting Documents below for further details.

Contact Information:

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

Click link to nominate candidate or self-nominate:
https://www.texmed.org/teachers/nominate.aspx

For more information about the award and application process, please contact:

Attn: Gail Schatte
Texas Medical Association
401 W. 15th St.
Austin, Texas 78701-1680

(800) 880-1300, ext. 1600, or
(512) 370-1600

gail.schatte@texmed.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas