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Awards to USA Individuals to Recognize Long-Standing Contributions to Science Education

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NSTA Fellow Award

National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #206170

Grant Description

Awards to USA individuals to recognize long-standing contributions to science education. Successful awardees will be those who have contributed to education on a national, local, or state level. The purpose of the program is to recognize individuals who have advanced science education for teachers, students, and the community at large.

This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to science education through (1) personal commitment to education, specifically science teaching or science; (2) educational endeavors and original work that position recipients as exemplary leaders in their field; (3) significant contributions to the profession that reflect dedication to NSTA as well the entire educational community. The NSTA Fellow Award is a prestigious award that recognizes an NSTA member for long standing service to science education at the local, state, and national level. The NSTA Fellow is recognized as an ambassador for the advancement of science and science education for students, teachers, and the community at large. 

Applicants will meet the following personal characteristics: 

Personal Characteristics 

  1. Exhibits commitment to science education for all students, teachers, administrators, and community members. 
  2. Consistently seeks science education knowledge through advanced education, degrees, and professional  development opportunities related to a variety of areas in science education.
  3. Collaborates and supports the efforts of others to improve science education. 
  4. Is recognized by numerous colleagues as a trustworthy, passionate, and considerate leader who helps to raise the profession to an even higher level. 
  5. Exemplifies career‐long commitment to science education for all, not only in salaried capacities, but also through volunteer organizations. 

For further criteria, see the following link: https://static.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Fellow.pdf#page=2

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Eligibility:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This award is open to longstanding members who have been members for at least ten years.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be received by December 21, 2022.

Candidates may not self‐nominate. All materials must be submitted by a person who is currently a member of NSTA and is knowledgeable about the candidate’s contributions to the science education community and his or her personal integrity.

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This awards consists of a formal citation and a commemorative pin.

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