The Michigan Science Teachers Association announces a $1,000 mini-grant for four current MSTA members. 

Mini-Grant Application Deadline has Passed.

  • Up to 4 awards of $1,000 each will be given to current MSTA members.
  • As a part of the grant process, award winners are required to write a future narrative of their project upon completion to be published in the MSTA  monthly e-news.
  • Award winners will be notified by end of November 2023.
  • Projects MUST be completed by August 15, 2024.
  • Grant money is released upon demonstration of expenses.
  • A final report must be submitted that includes evaluation of outcomes.
  • Grant winners will be strongly encouraged to submit to present for the 2024 MSTA Annual Conference

Grant Narrative

  • Begin with a summary of your project. (Maximum one page).
  • Describe how this project relates to the MSTA mission statement, (“…to stimulate, support, and provide leadership for the improvement of science education throughout Michigan.”) the Michigan Curriculum Framework and authentic assessment in Science. (Maximum one page).
  • Purpose of Grant: Give your statement of needs or problem to be addressed. Describe the target audience and how they will benefit. (Maximum one page).
  • Describe the Project: Include a description of project goals, expected outcomes and how they will be evaluated. Indicate timelines when appropriate. (Maximum one page).
  • Budget Details: Describe costs involved with the project. Give complete item descriptions and costs of purchases to be made. Indicate in-kind support.
  • Payment: Winners will receive $1,000 grant up front.  Winners MUST submit an article for publication in one of MSTA’s 4 Newsletters or 2 Journals.  The last publication is the May Newsletter and is the final publication with which an article must be submitted.  Once the article and receipts of expenses has been received, the final $100 will be paid to winner(s). Request for payment of the $100 must be received no later than June 9, 2024.

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