The MCATA Executive encourages members to organize professional development initiatives.
Grant applications from members of MCATA to a maximum of $500 must be made in writing to the MCATA Director of Awards and Grants, who will submit the application to the MCATA Executive for approval. MCATA Executive’s decision regarding Grant applications are final.
Grant applications must be received by December 1st or May 1st to be considered for the following six month period.
Grant applications may be considered for mathematics education initiatives which support:
current learning and teaching practices;
current priorities as outlined by or through Alberta Education, local school districts, MCATA, NCTM, ATA or other reputable education associations.
The merit of the institute/project will be judged on:
Grants are to be used for professional development, research directed toward mathematics education or other initiatives which will promote and enhance mathematics education in the province.
Grants are intended to be applied directly to costs incurred in facilitating professional development These include defraying the costs of presenters and print and/or electronic materials required to facilitate the professional development activity.
Grants shall not be used for participant expenses, the purchase of equipment, capital expenditures or for financial honoraria. Honoraria in the form of tokens of appreciation(such as gift certificates) are acceptable. Special consideration will be given to first time applicants.
On completion of the institute/project, a written summary must be sent to the MCATA Vice-
Applicants will be notified of the decision by February 15th(for the December 1st applications) and June 15th(for the May 1st applications)