Toshiba America Foundation
The Foundation contributes to the quality of science and mathematics education by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades K-12. The Foundation funds two programs: K-6 and 7-12. For K-6 programs, projects should take place over at least three class sessions; not be based solely on the purchase of a pre-packaged kit; must occur during the school day; and must advance the teacherís science and math teaching units in these grades. Funds may be requested for the purchase of project materials for student use only. Computer hardware, audio-visual equipment, and field trip expenses may not be included in the budget. For 7-12 projects, the Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Previously funded projects have tapped into studentsí natural curiosity, enabled them to frame their own scientific questions, and have incorporated the expertise of community partners. Requests for grants under $5,000 are made on a rolling basis and applications are accepted throughout the year. Grants larger than $5,000 are approved twice a year. Deadlines are February 1st or August 1st. When deadlines fall on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due on the first business day of the month. Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are welcome to call the Foundation to discuss their project ideas. Additional information is available on the Web site.
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