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Grants to Vermont K-12 Teachers for Science and
Engineering Project Materials and Supplies

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE)

Deadline Date:

09/29/17 5:00 PM EDT


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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Vermont K-12 teachers for teacher-student teams to design exciting science and engineering projects that otherwise would not be funded. Funding is intended to promote interest in engineering and science by giving students opportunities for direct, hands-on activities that enable students to experience the excitement of these subjects directly.

Developing such activities inevitably requires some associated hardware/software with costs that exceed the normal budgets available for classroom instruction, so VASE is providing a pathway for teacher-student teams to design projects that go beyond the standard laboratory experience.

A premium will be placed on innovative, exciting projects that are well designed, have a straightforward path toward implementation, and are outside the established curriculum rather than supplementing an existing course or laboratory experience.

This program is intended to support curriculum-driven activities and is explicitly not intended to support entries in extracurricular competitions such as robotics, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175427

Number of Grants:

Up to 10

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each award is typically in the $500 - $1,000 range.

Term of Contract:

Projects should be initiated during the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

K-12 teachers in Vermont schools are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Proposals must be emailed to the e-mail address given below by Friday, September 29, 2017, 5:00 PM EDT as a PDF attachment.

Awards are expected to be announced by early November 2017, with the hope that the projects will be initiated during the 2017-18 academic year. Teacher and student teams will present a report on the project at the Spring 2018 VASE meeting (usually scheduled between mid-April and early June).

Contact Information:

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

P. Frank Winkler, VASE President

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont