QPSF Teacher Grant Application Time Line
Grant Applications are now open for 2013
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April 12, 2013 -- Online Applications are due
May 20, 2013 -- Teachers will be notified regarding their grant application. Funding awards are for the following school year and may not be carried over.
Teacher Grant Information
Quincy Public Schools Foundation provides grants directly to certified staff members for programs or projects that benefit student learning/performance.
Grants are for one-year projects. Funding is for the 2013-2014 school year and may not be carried over.
It is not the intention of QPSF or Quincy Public School District #172 to continue funding the project or its replication beyond one year.
QPSF is not meant to replace traditional sources of funding for the public schools.
QPSF teacher grant funds will not support painting or otherwise remodeling classrooms or offices in the school; paying college tuition for courses required for a new certificate, an advanced degree, or a pay increase; capital equipment; and teacher in-service activities that are generally a part of the school's budget.
All questions should be directed to Julie Ross, QPSF Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-228-7158 x2256.
REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS
Selections will be made on the basis of the relative quality of the grant proposals as measured by the following:
(a) Potential of proposed activity to solve an educational problem or to meet district goals.
(b) Likelihood of the proposed activity having a positive impact on the academic achievement/ performance of students.
(c) Proposal is practical and realistic, yet creative and innovative.
(d) Goals and methods of the evaluation are clearly stated.
Without suggesting the kinds of activities to be funded or limiting your imagination in any way, the following are some ideas to consider in your thinking:
Is there a particular problem or concern about student learning/performance in your school or district? Do you have an idea on how to solve that problem or concern for students?
Is there a new development in the field in which you teach that is passing you by because you haven't had time or money to find out about it? This may be the opportunity to change that.
Maybe you would like to adapt your teaching methods to better fit the needs of your students. Tell us about your ideas and let us know what they will do for you and your students. Your creativity may earn you a grant.
Perhaps two or more teachers would like to work together on a project to benefit their students . . . joint proposals will be given consideration, too.
There are a number of projects which these funds are not intended to support. These include: painting or otherwise remodeling classrooms or offices in the school; paying college tuition for courses required for a new certificate, an advanced degree, or a pay increase; capital equipment; and teacher in-service activities that are generally a part of the school's budget.
For more information on teacher grants, please contact QPSF.