Travel Stipends for the Earth Educators' Rendezvous
The travel stipend application deadline has passed.
If your institution has limited resources to support your travel to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, you may be eligible for assistance from our workshop travel stipend fund. Because our funds are limited, it is unlikely that we will be able to cover your full travel from this fund. We encourage you to first pursue possible sources of funding on your campus, such as your department chair, dean, center for teaching and learning, or other faculty development programs. Maximum stipends are $500 and are for airfare and/or dorm (or hotel) only.
Stipends are awarded to applicants based on financial need and the potential impact on their participation and only to those that have met the application deadline. Priority will be given to those that have not been the recipient of a previous Rendezvous travel award.
The workshop stipend application is due April 7 and recipients will be notified by April 26 (prior to the registration cancellation deadline).
If you applied for and received approval for a travel stipend, here are the instructions for receiving your stipend.
Awards will be issued after the conference and after the awardees' participation in the Rendezvous is complete. Awardees will need to submit travel receipts and provide tax identification information to Carleton College before the award can be issued and no later than August 31, 2019. If you fail to return your completed documentation by this date, you forfeit your stipend. Please allow 4-6 weeks after returning receipts and a W-9 to receive your reimbursement.
If you have questions regarding the stipend awards, please contact Amy Collette.
How to apply
The travel stipend application deadline has passed.
Support for Specific Workshops
The following workshops have additional funds available for travel support. These stipends are offered through funding designated for these specific workshops, and thus are offered only to those who register and participate in this workshop. If you receive funding through these workshop stipends, you will not be eligible for the general Rendezvous travel funds above. Additional stipends will be added here if they become available.
Lesson Design, Active Learning Strategies, and Inquiry in Laboratory Activities Workshops
We are excited to announce a new potential opportunity for funding toward participating in three morning workshops at this summer's Earth Educators' Rendezvous in Nashville, TN.
We anticipate there will be funding to support participants in the following three workshops, geared toward teaching introductory Earth Science courses, to help offset participation costs:
- Designing Effective Lessons for your First Geoscience Course three-day workshop,
- Adapting Active Learning Strategies in Your Courses two-day workshop, and the
- Measuring and Increasing the Level of Inquiry in Science Laboratory Activities two-day workshop
If you are planning on attending one or more of these workshops, please read on for more details. If you know of colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity, please forward on this announcement. Stipend awards are contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.
Note: As these stipends are NSF-funded, to be supported by this funding, a participant must be either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a U.S. institution. All participants are expected to participate in the entire workshop(s). Also note that if you receive funding for attending one of the workshops above or a travel stipend from this grant, that will count toward the $500 maximum travel stipend available from NAGT.
We anticipate there will be $375 stipends available to cover the cost of a three-day registration fee for participants in the Designing Effective Lessons for your First Geoscience Course three-day workshop (July 15-17, 2019). These will be awarded to all participants who register for this workshop, unless they choose to waive the support. If you have already registered for this workshop, you will receive this stipend, unless you let us know you would like to decline it by contacting Katherine Ryker. Stipend awards are contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.
We anticipate there will be $250 stipends available to cover the cost of a two-day registration fee for participants attending either the Adapting Active Learning Strategies in Your Courses two-day workshop or the Measuring and Increasing the Level of Inquiry in Science Laboratory Activities two-day workshop (July 18-19, 2019). These will be awarded to all participants who register for each workshop, unless they choose to waive the support. If you have already registered for either of these workshops, you will receive this stipend, unless you let us know you would like to decline it by contacting Katherine Ryker. Stipend awards are contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.
Participants attending the entire week are eligible to receive a $500 stipend to offset the registration fee for attending both the three-day and one of the two-day workshops mentioned above. All awards will be distributed following the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, once participants complete the workshop(s), contingent on the receipt of NSF funding.
Small Travel Stipends:
In addition to registration support, we anticipate the grant will also be able to help offset travel costs for a limited number of participants. Travel funds will be awarded on a needs-basis. These small travel stipends will be determined from an application, and decisions will be made by the workshop leaders. Consideration will be made for first-time participants. Awards will be distributed following the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, once participants complete the workshop(s). Any travel funds that are not utilized due to participants not attending the workshop(s) will be distributed to participants on wait-lists after the Rendezvous.
Marine Geology Using GEODE
We are able to provide some stipends to support participation at the workshop through the GEODE NSF-grant. We expect travel awards of ~$1000, depend on travel support application pressure. Funding priority will be given to faculty who teach courses that directly relate to the content of the workshop, faculty at 2-year colleges and/or MSI, and to those who did not attend the GEODE workshop at the 2018 EER. As you prepare your estimated expenses for attending the workshop, bear these details in mind:
The application deadline has passed. Notifications will go out by late March. Please do not register for the Rendezvous until you receive that notification.
- The 2-day early bird registration is $250 for NAGT members ($350 for others).
- On campus housing costs for 2019 are still to be determined, but a 3-night package of dormitory accommodations was available last year for $200.
- Given that funding is limited, please make use of other sources of funding for your participation if they are available.