Teacher Resources &
A total of 50 large grants of up to $10,000 each, along with 20 to 30 mini-grants of up to $2,500 each, will be awarded. Categories include environmental science, integrating literacy and science, and physical science. Deadline: January 18, 2010.
Several grants are available; deadlines vary with the grant program but several are due November 13. Funds support professional development and content creation among other possibilities. There is also a "tips" link to help with writing proposals.
Funding information and a searchable database, as well as guides for submission.
The awards recoginze teachers who have demonstrated exemplary science teaching. The deadline is Nov. 30.
Regularly updates a list of funding resources.
Some areas of this site require membership, but it contains plenty for non-members. Older students will benefit from this site, especially the section for students.
A rich site for science resources. Take time to visit the NSTA Learning Center, which focuses on professional development.
Digital teaching and learning solutions for K-12 schoos and libraries.
Excellent resources for teaching math at all levels; a site built for and by teachers.
Addresses practical teaching questions like "what is the process of science," "why should I teach it," and "how do I teach it." Includes how-to examples and resources for integrating the process of science into teaching at all levels, using different techniques.
Rich in resources with a local emphasis.
Grant writing tips
Grant reviewers may be pressed for time, so give them a "road map" to guide them through your proposal.
Use the headings given in the grant announcement to guide your layout.
For example, if you are asked to provide an abstract, background information, an activity plan, and an evaluation, mark each section with its own heading.
Do not use fancy fonts for headings, because the reviewer may not have that font on her computer.
Instead, mark a standard font (such as Times New Roman or Arial) in boldface.
Teacher Tap has an excellent section on grants and grant writing.