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Grants & Awards


Kenneth Kidd Grant
 
FCTM sponsors mini-grants of up to $500 for projects to improve mathematics education.
 
The Board is looking for high quality projects which will improve mathematics education at any level. Projects which have been funded in the past include writing guidelines for competitions at the elementary level, developing monthly activities for each grade level in an elementary school, organizing community resources, etc. Project ideas will be judged on originality, uniqueness, and the potential impact on teachers and students.
 
Any FCTM member with four years of experience in the State of Florida may apply. The annual deadline for applications is April 15. The person receiving the grant will submit a written reflection about the project's implementation and success, to be included in FCTM's journal or newsletter.
 
The KPK grant committee consists of the President-elect or Past President (Chairperson) and the Vice presidents for Elementary, Middle Grades, Senior High, and College. This Committee will review all applications and make recommendations to the Board for approval.

To apply,click here.

 
Tom Denmark Teacher Enhancement Grant
 
In the 1990's the FCTM Board established four annual grants in recognition of Dr. Tom Denmark, a long time active FCTM member. Through these grants the Board hopes to encourage participation at annual FCTM Conferences as a way to provide good mathematics professional development for FCTM members. Additional information and a copy of the grant application instructions follow.
 
Enhancement Grants for up to four teachers to attend the annual FCTM Conference will be awarded, one each, to a Primary (Pre-K-2) teacher, an Intermediate (3-5) teacher, a Middle School (6-8) teacher and a High School (9-12) teacher. The annual application deadline is April 15Recipients of these awards will be notified in late May of their selection. They will be required to submit a report on their session and workshop experiences encountered at the annual conference along with their receipts for reimbursement, no later than November 30. The FCTM Treasurer will send a check to each recipient upon receipt of these materials.
 
Cost: Each recipient of the grant will be reimbursed up to $500. This will help cover the cost of registration, room and transportation to attend the FCTM Annual Conference. Any additional monetary expenses over the $500 grant that are incurred by the recipient will be at their own expense. It is hoped that if additional funding is necessary the recipients may seek support from their Principal or District for the additional funds, such as, inservice dollars or other professional development sources of funding.
 
**This money may not to be used for FCTM dues, food or substitute pay.

Who May Apply:
  1. Any full time classroom teacher currently certified and teaching in the state of Florida may apply.
  2. Applicants must have at least a bachelor`s degree.
  3. Applicants must be teaching mathematics at the time of the application and anticipate teaching mathematics during the following year.
  4. Applicants must be members of FCTM.
  5. Current FCTM Board Members and past recipients of this award may not apply.
Interested teachers are invited to submit an online proposal.  Click here to apply.


Don Bernard Enhancement Grant
 
In 2010, the FCTM Board established two annual grants in recognition of Dr. Don Bernard, a long-time active FCTM member who supports mathematics teachers in a variety of ways. Through these grants, the board hopes to encourage participation at annual FCTM Conferences as a way to provide good mathematics professional development for FCTM members who provide support to mathematics classrooms though not a full-time classroom teacher. Additional information and a copy of the grant application instructions follow.
 
Two grants will be awarded to attend the annual FCTM Conference. The annual deadline for applications is April 15. Recipients of these award will be notified in late May of their selection. They will be required to submit a report on their session and workshop experiences encountered at the annual conference along with their receipts for reimbursement, no later than November 30. The FCTM Treasurer will send a check to each recipient upon receipt of these materials.
 
Cost: Each recipient of the grant will be reimbursed up to $500. This will help cover the cost of registration, room and transportation to attend the FCTM Annual Conference. Any additional monetary expenses over the $500 grant that are incurred by the recipient will be at their own expense. It is hoped that if additional funding is necessary the recipients may seek support from their Principal or District for the additional funds, such as, inservice dollars or other professional development sources of funding.
 
**This money may not to be used for FCTM dues, food or substitute pay.
 
Who May Apply:
  1. Anyone who provides support to mathematics classrooms though not a full-time classroom teacher.
  2. Applicants must have at least a bachelor`s degree and hold a valid Florida teaching certificate.
  3. Applicants must be members of FCTM.
  4. Current FCTM Board Members and past recipients of this award may not apply.
  5. Interested teachers are invited to submit an online proposal. 
Interested teachers are invited to submit an online proposal.  Click here to apply.

Lichtenberg Pre-service Educator Grant
 
Any Florida college or university full-time pre-service educator in his/her junior or senior year may apply for this grant.  The annual deadline for application has been extended to October 1.  The grant will reimburse awardees up to $500 for transportation, room, and registration expenses to attend FCTM’s Annual Fall Conference. Pre-service educators who receive this grant will be required to write about their experiences in a form suitable for one of FCTM’s publications prior to reimbursement. An electronic copy of the manuscript and  receipts for reimbursement must be submitted to the FCTM treasurer no later than December 1. Up to four grants may be awarded each year. It is expected that all awardees will be from different institutions.

To apply, click here.

Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year
 
The Kenneth P. Kidd Mathematics Educator of the Year Award was established in 1976 to recognize an individual’s outstanding contributions to mathematics education. 

Nominations should be submitted online by April 15. Nominated applicants remain on the ballot for five years. Nominees will be asked to update information annually until nomination expires.  

Mathematics educators are eligible for nomination if they meet the following criteria, as established by the FCTM Board of Directors:

 
1. The person shall have been actively involved in mathematics education in Florida for at least ten (10) years.
2. The person has been professionally active and has made a significant contribution at the local, state, and/or national level.

 


 
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