Foundation / Corporation
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Award of $10,000 to a USA, territories, or Canada K-12 science teacher for positively impacting his or her school, community, and students through outstanding classroom education. Special projects may be referred to in the nomination or application, but should not be the primary focus.
The recipient and the two finalists will each receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. During the conference, they will be honored at the Awards Banquet. The recipient will also be recognized at the Teacher Awards Banquet.
GrantWatch ID#: 172654
There will be one recipient, two finalists, and 10 semifinalists.
Award includes $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to attend NSTA’s National Conference; two finalists will also receive all-expense-paid trips to the conference.
The 10 semifinalists will receive certificates of distinction.
Nominees must be K-12 classroom teachers whose responsibilities include teaching science.
Nominees must have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience (not including the current school year) as a teacher of science, and must teach in a private or public school in the United States, U.S. Territories, Department of Defense schools, or in Canada.
The October 12 web seminar will feature presenter Gary Koppelman, chairperson of the Shell Science Teaching Award Judging Panel. Mr. Koppelman will discuss the application process for 2017–2018, share insight into completing your application, and provide tips for strengthening your submission.
October 12 Webinar Details:
-Title: Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Teaching Awards
-Target audience: K–12
-Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
-Time: 6:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM CT / 4:30 PM MT / 3:30 PM PT
-Duration: 90 minutes
-Note: New users should log in 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time for an introduction to NSTA web seminars.
More information regarding the webinar may be found here:
Nominations for the Award must be received by December 10, 2017. Completed applications must be received by December 15, 2017.
Three letters of support from individuals or groups (maximum length of letters is two pages each) should accompany the application.
The Shell Science Teaching Award Judging Panel will review the nomination packets and select 10 finalists. These individuals will then be asked to provide a YouTube video of no longer than thirty minutes that features classroom activities with students that clearly reflect the candidate’s teaching philosophy and application submission. The classroom is defined as indoor or outdoor—wherever the candidate teaches science.
The video will be due in mid-January.
The Shell Science Teaching Award Judging Panel will review the videos and select three finalists. The committee will then form a subcommittee consisting of three (3) members, who will visit each finalist.
Site visits will take place at the candidates’ schools in February. The subcommittee will then determine the recipient of the award.
An individual may be a finalist up to three times, if upon the third time as a finalist they are not selected as the winner, they are no longer eligible.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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