MassBioEd Equipment Grant Program (2020)

MassBioEd offers an Equipment Grant Program specifically for teachers that have attended 1 or more BioTeach workshops since September 2018. All current BioTeach workshops are listed here. This program will provide public high school teachers in the New England area with a grant to be used for equipment or lab consumables that support life sciences laboratory activities. The equipment and reagents must be used to implement a specific BioTeach or related laboratory or activity that provides students with an authentic, hands-on science experience. To the extent possible, the lab or activity should be new to the target students and highlight biotechnology tools and techniques. Relevant labs and activities can be found on the curriculum page.

All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • The school/teacher involvement in workshops: What has been your school's involvement with MassBioEd in the last 3 years or since your last MassBioEd grant.  
  • The proposed activities or laboratories: Are they clearly described and relevant to life sciences? Are the activities and programs robust and valuable to target students? How will connections between the activities and possible career options be established? What school-wide impact will these activities or labs have?
  • The target students: Which class or classes will benefit from the grant and how many students are enrolled in each class listed?
  • The cost-to-benefit ratio:  What is the total number of students that will be impacted in 2020 by the equipment and supplies purchased? How often will the equipment and supplies be used during the academic year? What are the plans to carry the proposed labs and activities into future years and expand their impact? Will all life science students, regardless of level, benefit from this grant? What equipment is currently available to support the proposed activities or laboratories?
  • Teacher Preparation: How experienced in the proposed techniques are the applicants and their colleagues? What relevant experience (workshops or trainings) have the applicants participated in over the past three years? What relevant workshops or trainings are the applicants scheduled to attend to support the implementation of the proposed labs and programs?
  • Administrative support: Has the administration willingly released (or, is the administration willing to release) the applicants and their colleagues from classroom duties in order to attend laboratory-specific training (attending workshops and on-site training)? Will the administration support student experiential learning opportunities?

Before your application can be considered, you must complete this online application, including a protocol or detailed description of your proposed lab(s) and activities. If you are unable to provide a link to the protocols for the proposed labs/activities, please email protocols for proposed labs and/or activities to Michelle.mischke@massbio.org. Please provide as much detail as possible when answering the application questions.

The MassBioEd equipment grant program for 2020 accepts applications on a rolling basis. 

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To pay by check:

  1. Reserve your space now by contacting Megan Schulz by phone 617-674-5137 or email Megan.Schulz@massbio.org
  2. Include the following info along with your check:
    • Event name
    • Type & amount (Member, Non-Member, etc.)
    • Your full name
    • Your email
    • Your phone number
  3. Checks should be made out to: MassBioEd Foundation
  4. Mail your information, the event info, and your check to:

    MassBioEd Foundation
    255 Main Street, Eighth Floor
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Attn: Megan Schulz

    Email confirmation will be sent once the check is received.

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Date

January 15, 2020 - June 2020* May be subject to change

Category

School Equipment Grant Applications

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