Champions for Biotechnology Teacher Award-application


In celebration of Henri A. Termeer’s commitment to scientific discovery and mentorship of aspiring and accomplished scientists, the MassBioEd Henri A. Termeer Biotechnology and Life Science Educator Grant recognizes dedicated life science teachers from Massachusetts schools who mentor their students in answering and more importantly, asking rich questions in the spirit of scientific excellence.  

With the intent to celebrate educators who launch and expand inquiry-based biotechnology and life science curricula in their high-school classrooms, the Termeer Educator Grant will provide a teacher with the opportunity to enrich their own learning and educational craft with a $2500 grant to be used toward professional development or continuing education in life science-related fields and equipment or reagents needed for innovative life science curricula.

Additionally, the awarded candidate will have the opportunity to share and present the impacts of their enrichment to the MassBioEd Selection Committee upon completion of the grant-funded work. 

You may nominate yourself or a colleague by submitting a 500-word essay that describes the nominee’s success in transforming life science learning through a culture of discovery and the incorporation of authentic science activities.  Share any details regarding student impact and how the nominee hopes to further innovate and enrich life sciences curriculum.

Closing date for all nominations and applications is October 15, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than November 5, 2020. The winning applicant will be honored at the remote Champions for Biotechnology Education awards reception on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 18 from 3:30-5PM.

Participants in MassBioEd’s BioTeach Program will receive preference but all educators meeting the criteria outlined above are encouraged to apply.


November 18, 2020


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