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BioTeach Equipment Grant

In-Kind Grants to Massachusetts High School Teachers
for Life Sciences Lab Equipment and Consumables

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Biotechnology Education (MassBioEd) Foundation

Deadline Date:

Ongoing

Description:

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In-kind grants to Massachusetts public high school teachers to engage students through inquiry-based, lab-centered learning. Teachers must attend at least one workshop to receive a grant. Teachers will receive lab consumables or equipment in support of educational life sciences lab activities.

The equipment and reagents must be used to implement a specific BioTeach or related laboratory or activity that provides students with an authentic, hands-on science experience. To the extent possible, the lab or activity should be new to the target students and highlight biotechnology tools and techniques.

All applications will be evaluated based upon the following criteria.

-The school/teacher involvement in workshops: How many BioTeach workshops has the teacher or teaching team attended in the last three years? How many life sciences teachers from your school has participated in BioTeach workshops? What percentage of the life sciences faculty at your school does this represent?

-The proposed activities or laboratories: Are they clearly described and relevant to life sciences? Are the activities and programs robust and valuable to the target students? What school-wide impact will these activities or labs have?

-The target students: Which class or classes will benefit from the grant and how many students are enrolled in each class listed?

-The cost-to-benefit ratio: What is the total number of students that will be impacted in 2017/2018 by the equipment and supplies purchased? How often will the equipment and supplies be used during the 2017/2018 academic year? Will the proposed labs and activities be carried into future years? Is the request economical? What equipment and other resources are currently available to support the proposed activities or laboratories?

-Teacher Preparation: How experienced in the proposed techniques are the applicants and their colleagues? What relevant experience (workshops or trainings) have the applicants participated in over the past three years? What relevant workshops or trainings are the applicants scheduled to attend to support the implementation of the proposed labs and programs?

-Administrative support: Has the administration willingly released (or, is the administration willing to release) the applicants and their colleagues from classroom duties in order to attend laboratory-specific training? Will the administration support student experiential learning opportunities?

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171184

Term of Contract:

Equipment and supplies must be used during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

BioTeach program supports Massachusetts teachers.

This program is open to public high school teachers in the New England area.

Pre-proposal Conference:

MassBioEd offers an Equipment Grant Program specifically for teachers that attend 1 or more BioTeach workshops:

All BioTeach workshops are listed here:
https://www.massbioed.org/events?category=1

Pre-Application Information:

The BioTeach equipment grant program for 2017/2018 accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Relevant labs and activities can be found on the curriculum page:
https://www.massbioed.org/educators/curriculum

More information about MassBioEd Foundation may be found here:
https://www.massbioed.org

Contact Information:

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

Register online to apply:
https://www.massbioed.org/account/create

Amanda Hayden, BioTeach Program Coordinator
amanda.hayden@massbio.org

Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation
300 Technology Square, Eighth Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

P: 617-674-5100
F: 617-674-5101

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts