TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers

Posted by on September 15, 2008

Application Period Open for Toyota Tapestry Grants for Science Teachers

Deadline: January 21, 2009

A partnership between Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. , Inc. (http://www.toyota.com/about/our_commitment/philanthropy/index.html) and the National Science Teachers Association (http://nsta.org/), the Toyota Tapestry Grants for Science Teachers program offers grants to K-12 science teachers for innovative projects that enhance science education in the school and/or school district.

The program will award fifty large grants and a minimum of twenty mini-grants, totaling $550,000 in all, for projects implemented during the 2009-10 school year. Project categories are Physical Science Application, Environmental Science Education, and Integrating Literacy and Science.

The program is open to middle and high school science teachers residing within the fifty United States and U.S. territories and possessions as well as elementary teachers who teach some science in the classroom or are teaching specialists. All applicants must have at least two years’ science teaching experience in a K-12 school, not including the current school year. Only the project director has to meet the above criteria. The project staff may consist of educators of any discipline, administrators, parents, students, or anyone who will be directly involved in the project. An individual teacher or a team of up to five people may submit a proposal.

Visit the NSTA Web site for complete application information.

RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15015005/tapestry

For additional RFPs in Education, visit: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_education.jhtml

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