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Awards to USA K-12 Minority Science Teachers in Urban Areas for Professional Development Opportunities

Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award


GrantWatch ID# 182392
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
All USA
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/21/22

Grant Description
Awards of $1,800 to USA and territories K-12 minority science educators in urban areas to participate in professional development learning opportunities. The purpose of the program is to expand the talent pool for science teachers in order to prepare for future workforce challenges within the field. Awardees will attend the annual NSTA National Conference on Science Education and will be invited to attend a variety of workshops and presentations that are of particular interest to urban teachers.

The Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award provides support to seven outstanding diverse educators in pursuit of professional development, active participation at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education and committees that transitions into leadership roles, and serves to increase the science educator talent pool of minority educators to meet the education work force challenge of the future. 



Recipient

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

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
The applicant must be a K‐12 science teacher in an urban setting. Classroom science teachers at the elementary, middle, or high school level who are part of underrepresented ethnic groups are eligible. Qualifying underrepresented ethnic groups are: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans/Alaska Natives who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment, Hawaiian natives, and natives of the U.S. Pacific Islands.

Pre-Application Information
Timeline:
- Applications for 2022-2023 NSTA Awards will be open October 15, 2022.
- Applications for the Shell Science Teaching Award and the Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award are due December 21.
- The Shell Science Teaching Award semi-finalists must submit a 30 minute video link by January 31, 2023.

Number of Grants
Seven awards will be given annually.

Estimated Size of Grant
Award: $1,800 to be used to attend the annual NSTA National Conference on Science Education. Recipients will be invited to attend a variety of workshops and presentations that are of particular interest to urban teachers at the annual National Conference. Attend the Shell Awards reception, recognition at the teachers awards gala, attend the AMSE Alice J. Moses Breakfast, participate in the Multicultural Share-a-thon, participate in the AMSE Town Hall Meeting, participate in the NSTA Shell Educators Cohort throughout the year.

Contact Information
Submit a Nomination Online: https://my.reviewr.com/s2/site/2023_Shell_Awards_Nomination

Submit an Application Online: https://my.reviewr.com/s2/site/2023_Shell_Awards_Application

For questions, please feel free to e‐mail aupton@nsta.org.

NSTA
1840 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington VA 22201

(T) 703.243.7100
(F) 703.243.7177
awards@nsta.org

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