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Grant Proposal Development guidelines – Connecting STEM Learning to the Community

Purpose

The purpose of the Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Teacher Conference Sub-Grant program is to encourage you to collaborate with colleagues at a distance from where you normally work and to help you work on connecting your STEM learning/teaching to your local community. We are looking to support your efforts to teach Mathematical Practices, Science and Engineering Practices, and/or Cross Cutting Concepts in new ways that will require funds to make it happen.

Requirements

  1. You must plan an innovative way to teach a practice/concept [MP, SEP, CCC] and have measureable indicators of success.
  2. The lesson/unit must be connected to a place similar to what was visited during the 2017 - 2018 Midwest Noyce conference.  For a reminder of the site locations, click here (or the concept is similar at their own community site).
  3. Mechanisms for sustainability after NCGP funding need to be incorporated and specified. In what way would this project will continue after funding expires?

Bonus Points in the Evaluation Rubric

  • You should work with someone else a distance apart – at the very least this means two different school districts and likely further. Conceivably two partners could come from different ends of a single large city district (i.e. Chicago), but a compelling case would have to be made
  • Show evidence of beginning to work with your students or partners on something based upon the 2017 Midwest Noyce conference.
  • ~15% (30/210 pts)
  • 10 pts – Plan with partners
  • 20 pts – Work with students
  • 30 pts – Classroom/community activity with students

Eligibility

At least two of the people listed as key partners must be current or former Noyce Scholars, Fellows, PIs or other Noyce project personnel connected to a current or expired Midwest Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship project.

Budget

We anticipate making 6-8 awards of $3000-$8000 per award in this cycle with a maximum total of $50,000 in October, 2018.

For the first round (proposal deadline September 30, 2018) all funds must be spent by September 30, 2019.

A school principal, administrator, school district personnel, university research officer, or department head must indicate their willingness to allow you to engage in the proposed activities with our funds. We will fund on a reimbursement basis quarterly (March 31, 2019; June 30, 2019; September 30, 2019).

Dates and Deadlines

October 2018

October 14, 2018 in St Louis:
        Grant Announced
October 24  @ 4:00 PM CST 1st Webinar  

November 2018

November 5  @ 4:00 PM CST 2nd Webinar
November 15:
     Proposal Due

December 2018

December 15:
             Award Announced

January 2019

January 15:

             Paperwork complete

February 1st - June 30th 2019

  1st half activities conducted

June 2019

June 30:
         Halftime Reports due

July1st - September 30th 2019

    2nd half activities conducted

October 2019

Final Reports due (at conference)
Conference presentations

Required Sections of Grant Proposal Narrative

Partner identification: Tell us who is partnering on this proposal. Briefly explain how this proposal meets the eligibility criteria.

Goals: What are you trying to achieve? How will you measure your success?

Methods: What are you planning on doing? How will you achieve it? What is each partner’s role in this lesson/unit?

Timeline: Indicate the steps you will follow and when you will accomplish them.

Rationale: What justifications in learning theory and experience suggest that you are likely to have success?

Self-critique: What challenges do you expect to encounter? How do you plan to overcome those challenges? Why will this money make a difference? Without these funds what will you do?

Budget: Please include a letter from a school principal, administrator, school district personnel, university research officer, or department head must indicate their willingness to allow you to engage in the proposed activities with our funds. We will fund on a reimbursement basis quarterly (March 31, 2019; June 30, 2019; September 30, 2019).

Support letters: Please attach letters from the supervisors of the two eligible partners indicating support for this proposal and the time allocated by the partners to conduct the activities indicated in the proposal.

Length: Please limit the narrative to 5 to 8 pages double-spaced, not including support letters.

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