Science Teacher Grants - Toyota Parts Blog

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The Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program, one of the largest science teacher grant programs in the nation, is now accepting entries for the 2009-2010 competition. Sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., and Inc. and administered by the National Science Teachers Association. The program offers grants of up to $10,000 to K-12 teachers for innovative science projects that enhance science education in their school district over a one-year period.

Fifty large grants and a minimum of 20 mini-grants totaling $550,000 will be awarded this year. Individual science teachers or a team of up to five teachers can submit proposals in one of these three categories: physical science application; environmental science education; and integrating literacy and science. A judging panel convened by the nsta. will select the award-winning projects based on several criteria, including their innovative approach in teaching science and ability to create a stimulating and hands-on learning environment.

Applicants must either be an elementary teacher, a middle school science teacher, or high school science teacher. For more information about the Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program or to learn how to apply, visit http://www.nsta.org/pd/tapestry/. Applications must be submitted no later than January 18, 2010 to be considered.

Since the program’s inception in 1990, Toyota TAPESTRY funded by Toyota Vehicles, Toyota Parts, and Toyota Accessories sales gives grants totaling more than $8.6 million to science teachers across the country. More than 2,000 teachers have used those funds to develop and execute extraordinary programs that helped hundreds of thousands of students nationwide make a passionate connection with science.

Written by Tom Blackman