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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

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Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

Synopsis

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program was established in 1983 by The White House and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program identifies outstanding mathematics and science teachers, kindergarten through 12th grade, in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions. These teachers will serve as models for their colleagues and will be leaders in the improvement of science and mathematics education.

Since 1983 more than 3,000 teachers have been selected as Presidential Awardees. They represent a premier group of mathematics and science teachers who bring national and state standards to life in their classrooms. They provide the Nation with an impressive array of expertise to help improve teaching and learning while becoming more deeply involved in activities such as curriculum materials selection, research, and professional development. While most teachers remain in the classroom, some have become school principals, supervisors, superintendents and college faculty.

In 2005, teachers of grades 7-12 mathematics and science in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions will be eligible to apply. Teachers of grades 7-12 will be eligible for Presidential Awards in 2005.

Teachers applying for the 2005 PAEMST must be nominated. Anyone (e.g. principals, teachers, students, and other members of the general public) may nominate a teacher. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Each Presidential Awardee will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and gifts from donors. Each Awardee will also be invited to attend, along with a guest, recognition events in Washington, D.C., in March 2006, which will include: an award ceremony; a Presidential Citation; meetings with leaders in government and education; sessions to share ideas and teaching experiences; and receptions and banquets to honor recipients.

 

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