Grants & Awards

AZ Partners in Science

How to Apply

Guidelines

Eligibility

Applications are accepted from science faculty at Arizona universities who have established a research partnership with a high-school teacher. A principal investigator must have an active research program and hold an appointment in a natural science department. High-school teachers should have academic degrees in appropriate disciplines and must have a high-school appointment in Arizona.

Applications

Applications must conform to guidelines and directions, and must be endorsed by the institution. All potential applicants begin the submission process by completing the Eligibility Quiz. If eligible, you will be able to download the application materials and complete the electronic submission. No hard-copy submission is required. Completed applications will be reviewed by a committee set up by the Murdock Trust. To view and print a sample application form click here. To view and print a sample application form click here.

Budgets

Awards are in the amount of $14,000 budgeted over two years, with the following breakdown:

 

First Year

Second Year

High-school teacher stipend

$5,000

$5,000

Discretionary funds

1,000

1,000

Academic-year enrichment

500

500

Travel funds (annual conference)*

500

500

TOTAL

$7,000

$7,000

*Travel funds are meant to be used to cover transportation costs to the conference.  All other conference expenses (lodging and meals) are covered by RCSA.

Supplementary Partners in Science Awards

Teachers who have completed a regular Arizona Partners in Science award, having done two summers of research, are eligible to apply through their high schools for a Supplementary Partners in Science award. For more information on Supplementary Partners in Science award applications and to receive necessary forms, contact Silvia Ronco at sronco@rescorp.org.

Submission deadline for Supplementary Partners in Science awards is November 1. For proposal submission, send a .pdf file of your proposal as an email attachment to sronco@rescorp.org. Make sure that the .pdf file contains all required signatures. Supplementary awards are announced in March.

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