Apply for mini-grant to start a Math Teachers' Circle in your area

Math Teachers' Circle
Math Teachers' Circle

The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) accepts applications throughout the year for three different NAMC Grants: Seed Grants, Continuing Program Grants and Exchange Grants. These applications are reviewed on a bi-annual basis.

Seed Program / Continuing Program Grants:
Seed program / Continuing program grants are available for up to $2,000.00 to help form or expand Math Circle programs. For example, these funds may be used as stipends for session instructors or for program supplies.

To apply for Seed Program/ Continuing program Circle Grant, send an e-mail with the following information to

• When the Math Circle was originally formed (or when will it start).
• The audience of the Circle, e.g. teachers, enriched students in grades 6-8, students recruited from Central High School.
• Location and the number of meetings planned for 2012-2013.
• Key personnel and background.
• Several planned session topics.
• A description of how the funds will be used and discussion of how future funding will be sought.
• Note: Programs seeking Continuing Grants are required to have previous Grants Final Reports on file AND the url of a new lesson plan uploaded to the NAMC web site by the Circle Director.

Application Review Process:

Applications are accepted year round and will be evaluated on a bi-annual basis.

The next deadline is January 15, 2013.

Applications will be reviewed and decisions emailed within 1 month of these deadlines.

Grant Requirements:

Math Circle sites that receive a MSRI NAMC Mini-Grant will be required to document the impact of the Math Circle grant in a timely manner, as communicated when the grant is received. Additionally the Grant payments will be dictated by MSRI policy.

Previous Mini Grant Recipients:

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to learn about past Mini Grant projects and contact past recipients.

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