Travel Stipends for the Earth Educators' Rendezvous
If your institution has limited resources to support your travel to the Earth Educators' Rendezvous, you may be eligible for assistance from NAGT's Professional Development 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 travel expenses 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 stipend application is due April 6 and recipients will be notified by April 26 (prior to the early bird registration deadline and 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 NAGT before the award can be issued and no later than August 31, 2020. 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.
Complete the travel stipend application form by April 6, 2020.
The following workshops have additional funds available, which can be used toward participants' travel costs. These stipends are offered through funding designated for these specific workshops, and thus are offered only to those who register and participate in these workshops. If you receive funding through these workshop stipends, it will count toward the $500 maximum travel stipend from NAGT (if you are a recipient of a NAGT travel award). As with the NAGT travel stipends, all workshop stipends will be disbursed following the Rendezvous. Additional stipends will be added here if they become available. As these stipends are managed outside of NAGT, please contact the workshop leaders for additional info or if you have any questions about them.
Creating Inquiry-Based Labs for Introductory Geology Courses
Inquiry based laboratory activities in introductory geoscience courses are important opportunities to engage students. Often, laboratory activities are presented as a series of instructions and questions in a "cookbook" format that guide students to the right answer, but do not engage their curiosity or pursuit of scientific inquiry. Workshop participants will evaluate the level of inquiry in their current lab activities, identify strategies to increase the level of inquiry in their labs, and spend time collaboratively developing a suite of inquiry based lab activities for their courses. This workshop will provide all eligible* participants who are registered for the workshop with a $170 stipend (secure your spot though the Rendezvous registration form), unless they choose to waive it by contacting Rachel Teasdale. All stipends will be disbursed after the Rendezvous, provided you participate in the entire workshop.Learn more about this workshop »
Teaching for a Changing World: Water resources and melting ice
Integrating cutting edge data and quantitative skills into introductory courses can be challenging. The GEodesy Tools for Societal Issues (GETSI) project has developed a suite of undergraduate teaching modules to make this easier and more engaging. The workshop will feature two of the modules in greater depth, as well as overview additional resources, and give participants time to work on implementation planning. Eligible* participants who complete the 2-day workshop will receive a $200 stipend. Stipends are available on a first-come first-serve basis through signing up via the Earth Educators' Rendezvous registration form.Learn more about this workshop »
*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.