The Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers Program is the nation’s largest science teacher grant program awarding $550,000 in grants each year to outstanding science teachers throughout the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The winning programs are executed by the teachers and their students during the school year.
For the past 20 years, Toyota and NSTA have promoted science education in classrooms through the Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers Program, providing more than $9.2 million in grants and touching more than 1,147 teams of teachers and tens of thousands of students nationwide. As the nation's largest science teacher grant program of its kind, Toyota TAPESTRY Program awards funding for innovative science proposals submitted by educators in three areas: environmental science; physical science; and integrating literacy & science. Since the program's inception in 1990, educators from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Mariana Islands have received Toyota TAPESTRY Grants.
The Toyota TAPESTRY Program is the nation’s largest science teacher grant program awarding $550,000 each year to outstanding science teachers throughout the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The winning programs are implemented by the teachers and their students during the school year following the award.
Of the $550,000 granted each year, 50 teachers receive large grants of up to $10,000 each, and 25-32 receive mini grants of up to $2,500 each. More than $8.6 million has been awarded to 1,068 teams of teachers of science throughout the program’s 19-year history. Judges, accomplished in various areas of science, select projects that stand out in creativity
In 2009, 82 teachers from grades K-12 nationwide – as well as one from Puerto Rico – were selected from 593 applications. Winning projects will commence classroom implementation beginning in June 2009 and will run throughout the 2009-2010 school year. The 2009-10 year marks the 20th anniversary of Toyota TAPESTRY. Over the first 19 years of the program, Toyota has awarded over $8.6 million in grants to 1,068 teams of K-12 teachers of science. The Toyota TAPESTRY Program is open to elementary, middle and high school science teachers in the United States and its territories, including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Teachers may apply individually or in teams. Applications are submitted online through the online proposal system and the next deadline for proposals is Monday, January 18, 2010, 11:59 PM, eastern standard time.
For more information about Toyota TAPESTRY grants, visit www.nsta.org/programs/tapestry or call (800) 807-9852. If you have a question or comment about the Toyota TAPESTRY Program, please submit via the form below.