Applications for Fall Mini-Grants are CLOSED!
MAST will award instructional Mini-grants to MAST members for the 2012-2013 school year. With the success of previous years' Instructional Mini-Grant Programs, the MAST Executive Board has decided to continue the program. Each award will be for a sum of money up to $500 to enable a teacher to purchase supplies and equipment for new and innovative projects to supplement his or her classroom instructional program.
Applicants, who must be MAST members, should submit an application via email showing a time-line, detailed budget, and plan for evaluation of the project. They should indicate how the project incorporates current science education reform movements such as the National Science Education Standards, Project 2061, Benchmarks, Maryland State Department of Education Content Standards and county outcomes among others. They should show evidence that their principal understands the scope of the project and concurs with its implementation. The merit of a proposal will be judged on the above criteria as well as the number of students that will benefit. Projects that will reach students at more than one grade level are especially encouraged. Upon acceptance, applicants must also provide a digital media record of how the funds were used with students.
Applicants can check the MAST web site for an application form and a rubric used in evaluating proposals. The deadline for submitting a Fall mini-grant proposal is Friday, DECEMBER 21, 2012. A principal’s letter of support should also be emailed or postmarked by December 21, 2012 to:
Chair MAST Awards Committee
C/o Deer Crossing Elementary School
10601 Finn Drive
New Market, MD 21774
MAST Mini-Grant Application PDF