STEM Program Scale-Up – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

A message from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council 

The application deadline is April 10, 2013. Selected applicants will be notified by May 15, 2013. 

Elementary school Supporting your work in bringing quality STEM learning opportunities to Iowa youth, we offer the following program of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. A top priority of the Council is to help improve learner interest and achievement in STEM areas. To help meet this goal, nine STEM programs have been selected through a competitive process to be “scaled-up” throughout Iowa in 2013-2014. The Scale Up will be supported by the six regional managers of the statewide STEM Network. (See http://www.iowastem.gov/hubs/) 

PreK-12 educators, both formal and non-formal, are eligible to apply, as long as they have undergone a criminal background check as a requirement of employment. Please note this is not a monetary grant application. All transactions will occur between the regional Hub and the program or service provider. Applicants who propose to cost-share by absorbing some expenses (e.g., supplies, travel, or administration, etc.) or bringing additional funding (e.g., a grant or private sector donation, etc.) will be considered favorably during the review process. Some Scale-Up Programs require cost sharing, as noted in their descriptions.

Programs span all grade levels, all fields of STEM, and may be implemented in-school or out-of-school. Some programs may provide stipends for teachers or coaches working beyond contract hours, curriculum materials, or training related to the program materials.

The application deadline is April 10, 2013. Selected applicants will be notified by May 15, 2013. 

Eligible applicants include public and private school preK-12 teachers, youth organization leaders, informal education professionals, and others who deliver STEM education programming (as long as they have undergone a criminal background check as a requirement of employment).

If you have questions about the program, please contact your Regional Manager via email. Additional information about this Scale-Up program and other aspects of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council may be accessed at www.IowaSTEM.gov.

Download a PDF of 2013 LEA Scale-Up Application Materials or visit http://www.iowastem.gov/stem-program-scale-call-applications-0#overlay-context=node

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