Teacher Grant Opportunities

Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The OCTM Travel Grant is designed to provide travel support to OCTM members who are interested in traveling to an NCTM Regional Conference, Annual Research Conference, or Annual Meeting and Exposition.
The money awarded can be put towards registration, lodging, and travel. The amount will not exceed $750 per applicant.  Applications are due:  September 15, 2016.  See the OCTM website, members only section for more details:  www.okctm.org.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The following funding opportunities are provided by NCTM to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.  The current deadline for these grants is:  November 5, 2016.  For more information on these grants go to:   www.nctm.org/Grants/

  • Pre-K-6 Classroom Research GrantsGrants of up to $6,000 are provided to support collaborative classroom-based action research in precollege mathematics education involving college or university mathematics educators.
  • Using Music To Teach Mathematics GrantsGrants of up to $3,000 are provided to classroom teachers currently working at the grades Pre-K–2 level for projects and activities that use music to teach mathematical skills and concepts.
  • Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants - Grants with a maximum of $6,000 will be awarded to a teacher-leader in elementary school mathematics. The recipient will collaborate with other teachers to select specific mathematics content.
  • Mathematics Course Work Scholarships for Grades Pre-K-5 Teachers - Scholarships of up to $3,200 are provided to classroom teachers to pursue courses to improve their mathematics content knowledge.
  • Prospective Teacher NCTM Annual Conference Attendance Award - Awards of up to $1,500 + conference registration are provided for travel and subsistence expenses to help support attendance at an NCTM annual or regional meeting by full-time undergraduate students .
  • Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants (9-12) - Grants of up to $4,000 are provided to develop classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other disciplines or careers.
  • Improving Students' Understanding of Geometry Grants - Grants of up to $4,000 are awarded to classroom grades Pre-K–8 teachers to develop a project or activities that will enable students to better appreciate and understand some aspect of geometry that is consistent with the NCTM Principles and Standards.
  • Mathematics Graduate Course Work Scholarships for Grades 6-8 Teachers - Scholarships of up to $3,200 are provided to classroom teachers working at the required grade level to pursue courses to improve their mathematics content knowledge. 
  • Engaging Students in Learning Mathematics Grant (6-8) - Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to classroom teachers to incorporate creative use of materials to actively engage students in tasks and experiences designed.
  • 7-12 Classroom Research Grants - Grants of up to $6,000 are provided to support collaborative classroom-based action research in precollege mathematics education involving college or university mathematics educators.
  • Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Meeting Attendance Awards - Grants of up to $1,500 + meeting registration are provided for travel, subsistence expenses, and substitute teacher costs of NCTM members who  are classroom mathematics teachers in grades Pre-K–12 and have never attended an NCTM annual meeting.
  • Teacher Professional Development Grants - Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to classroom teachers to improve their own professional competence as classroom teachers of mathematics.
  • Teacher Professional Development Grants (6-8) - Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to classroom teachers to improve their own professional competence as classroom teachers of mathematics.
  • Teacher Professional Development Grants (9-12) - Grants of up to $3,000 are provided to classroom teachers to improve their own professional competence as classroom teachers of mathematics.
  • Equity in Mathematics Grants (6-8) - Grants of up to $8,000 are provided to classroom teachers to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of groups of students who have previous records of underachievement.