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Awards to USA Science Educators to Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Science Education Outside of a School Setting

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Distinguished Informal Science Education Awards

National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #144371

Grant Description

Awards to USA science educators to recognize outstanding contributions to science education outside of a school setting. Successful awardees will receive a stipend and travel accommodations to attend a national science conference. Examples of informal or nontraditional settings include a science‐technology center, museum, or community science center.

Excellence of contribution is the main criterion for selection of the recipients. Among the types of outstanding services in informal science education that are considered by the committee are: 

  • Unique or extraordinary accomplishments in informal science education 
  • Active leadership in informal science education 
  • Noteworthy scholarly contributions to informal science education 
  • Focus of public attention on the need for improvement of informal science education 
  • Direct and substantial contributions to the improvement of informal science education 
  • Contributions over a significant period of time 
  • Overall excellence of contributions 

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This award is open to NSTA members who are not classroom teachers and who have demonstrated their dedication to
informal science education.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received by December 21, 2022.

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award consists of two nights’ hotel accommodation and up to $500 toward expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.

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