Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers

Awards/Grants



Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant - Due May 20, 2017

All current dues paying members of MAST are eligible to apply for the Elaine Adams Professional Development Grant, established in memory of Elaine Adams, chemistry teacher at Phillips Academy and one of the four founders of the former Science Teachers Area Resource Swap (STARS).

This year one $500 award will be presented to an applicant who proposes pursuing a professional development venture that is interesting and new for themselves and that has the potential to be of use/value for their students and science education. Recipients are expected to present a workshop at an upcoming MAST Conference. Prior winners may apply again but in the case of a tied decision, new awardees will be given priority over previous winners.






Grants for Empowering Teachers (GET) - Due May 20, 2017

As a benefit to membership, MAST has established the GET opportunity for educators (formal and informal) to purchase non-consumable items that engage and enrich student learning. This grant opportunity is open to all MAST members, and this year five $200 awards will be presented to applicants who demonstrate the use/value of a particular item for their students and science education. 

Within a year and a half, recipients are required to share evidence of student engagement. Possible presentation forms may include photographs and an article in the MASTHead, a poster for the MAST annual fall conference, or a presentation at that conference.  Evidence may include photographs, drawings, quotes, videos, essays, artwork, etc. Recipients are encouraged to post on social media and include a link to the grant Awardees will receive one day complimentary membership to the MAST Annual conference to share their work.

Examples of non-consumables:

·       Science equipment: microscopes, balances, etc

·       Lab Materials:  rocks and mineral samples, motors, etc

·       Technology: Probes, thermal camera, build-able technology kits, robotics kits

·       Resources: textbooks/leveled readers/non-fiction texts

2017 GET Application (online version)

2017 GET Application (paper version)



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  • Monday, May 26, 2014 8:50 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    These grants (average amount: $500) can be used for a variety of projects and materials, including but not limited to books, software, calculators, math manipulatives, art supplies, audiovisual equipment, and lab materials. Classroom grants are available to all educators who have not received a scholarship or grant from the association in the last 18 months. Application deadlines are October 1 and March 1. Click here for more information.
  • Monday, May 26, 2014 8:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation will donate $5 million to schools and school parent-teacher groups at more than 1,000 different schools during the school year. Grant applicants may request between $2,000 and $5,000 per school. Once 1,500 applications are received, the application process will be closed and the "Apply Now" button will no longer appear on the website. The program has two grant cycles in a school year: Spring (February 15) and Fall (October 15). Click here for more information.
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