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Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Foundation
The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K–12 teachers (up to 25) in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities for meaningful involvement with NSTA and its activities.
Ron Mardigian Memorial Bio-Rad Explorer Award  
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Other
The Ron Mardigian Memorial Bio-Rad Explorer Award will recognize and reward an outstanding high school teacher who has made biotechnology learning accessible to the classroom. This award has been established in memory of Ron Mardigian, the inspiration behind and founder of the Biotechnology Explorer program.
Northrop Grumman Foundation Excellence in Engineering Education Award
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Foundation
A partnership with Northrop Grumman Foundation and the National Science Teaching Association, this award is to recognize excellence in the field of engineering education. NSTA and the Northrop Grumman Foundation recognize the importance of integrating high-quality engineering instruction into the science classroom and the critical need for making students proficient in the practices used by engineers in the field.
Robert E. Yager Exemplary Teaching Award
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Other
The Robert E. Yager Exemplary Teaching Award will recognize six (6) full-time K–12 teachers of science who successfully use innovation and excellence in their classroom.
Robert H. Carleton Award
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Other
This is the most prestigious award an NSTA member can receive. The Robert H. Carleton Award recognizes one individual who has made outstanding contributions to, and provided leadership in, science education at the national level and to NSTA in particular. It is NSTA's highest honor.
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Outstanding Environmental Educator of the Year
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Other
The SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Environmental Excellence Awards recognizes the outstanding efforts of students, teachers, and community leaders across the country who are working at the grass roots level to protect and preserve the environment.
Shell Urban Science Educators Development Award
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Other
This award provides support to seven diverse educators in pursuit of professional development, and serves to increase the science educator talent pool of minority educators to meet the education work force challenge of the future.
Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers  
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Other
This award honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The lesson plan will fully reference sources of information and any relevant National Science Education Standards and benchmarks found in the Atlas of Science Literacy.
Vernier Technology Awards
Deadline: 12/18/2019
Type: Other
A partnership of Vernier Software & Technology and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), this award recognizes the innovative use, or potential use, of data-collection technology (e.g. probes or sensors) interfacing with a computer, graphing calculator, or handheld in the science classroom. Seven awards will be presented in the following categories: one elementary (grades K–5) award; two middle level (grades 6–8) awards; three high school (grades 9–12) awards; and one college award
Mini-Grants
Deadline: 12/31/2019
Type: Foundation
Grants will be made in the following areas: 1) Children’s education – programs in schools as well as after-school tutoring and mentoring 2) Social Services 3) Arts, culture, and recreation for children and adults 4) Enhancement of the physical environment