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2013 ASPB Education Foundation Grant

Type: Foundations
Source: American Society Of Plant Biologists
Program: 2013 ASPB Education Foundation Grant
Eligibility: The types of projects that fit the Foundation's goals include, but are not limited to the development, implementation, and evaluation of:
Innovative instructional materials or strategies in K-12 or undergraduate settings, science centers and museums, after-school science clubs, etc.;
Professional development about plant biology for educators (e.g., teachers, museum educators, 4-H agents, etc.);
Professional development about education and outreach for plant biologists and plant biologists in training;
Educational exhibits or displays in science museums, science centers, libraries, and other public venues;
Multimedia educational resources such as radio or video pieces, websites, applications for electronic devices ('apps'), and animations; and
Education and outreach collaborations between plant biologists and educators.
Purpose: The ASPB Education Foundation Seeks Proposals From ASPB Members To Support Education And Outreach Activities That Advance Knowledge And Appreciation Of Plant Biology. The Foundation Was Established In 1995 With The Main Goal Of Enhancing Public Awareness And Understanding Of The Role Of Plants In All Areas Of Life. To This End, The Foundation Supports Education And Outreach Projects (i.e., NOT Science Research Projects) That Enrich And Promote Youth, Student, And General Public Understanding Of The:

Importance Of Plants For The Sustainable Production Of Medicine, Food, Fibers, And Fuels;
Critical Role Plants Play In Sustaining Functional Ecosystems In Changing Environments;
Latest Developments In Plant Biotechnologies, Including Genetic Modifications That Improve The Quality And Disease- And Stress-resistance Of Crops;
Discoveries Made In Plants That Have Led To Improved Human Health And Wellbeing; And
Range Of Careers Related To Plant Biology Or Available To Plant Biologists.
Deadline: 06-06-2013
Award Min: $20,000.00
Award Max: $50,000.00
Quantity: Unknown
Period: One year.
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For Assistance, Please Contact:
Katie Engen
American Society of Plant Biologists
ASPB Education Coordinator
15501 Monona Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
Email: katie@aspb.org
Phone: 301-296-0902
Fax: 301-296-0903
Website: Website