PhysTEC Request for Proposals: Recruiting Grants
The deadline for PhysTEC proposal submission has now passed and submissions are no longer being accepted.
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) is now reviewing proposals for Recruiting Grants. PhysTEC Recruiting Grants help physics teacher training programs increase their recruitment, retention, and graduation rates to combat the national shortage of high school physics teachers.
PhysTEC expects to award Recruiting Grants to up to five new sites. Awardees will receive $25,000 to implement a two-year improvement plan that focuses on implementing some of the best practices found in the PTEPA Rubric. Funding is set to begin on July 1, 2020.
The NSF-style budget format (referred to in the RFP) may be viewed here (PDF).
About PhysTEC Grants
Did you know that only one in three U.S. high school physics teachers has a degree in physics or physics education? The deficit of qualified teachers in physics is more severe than in any other discipline.
To date, PhysTEC has provided funding to more than 40 postsecondary institutions across the United States, enabling them to inspire and educate greater numbers of highly qualified physics teachers through both Comprehensive Grants and Recruiting Grants.
Informational Webinar on Recruiting Grants
If you intend to submit a proposal, we request (but do not require) that you email David May at firstname.lastname@example.org of your intent by September 1.
Full proposals due: September 27, 2019
Awards announced: December 2019
Planning period (see RFP): Spring 2020
Funding begins: July 1, 2020