Deadline for Submission for the 2014 Grant is December 1, 2013.
Iris Carl Travel Grant for NCSM Members to Attend NCSM Annual Conference
Iris M. Carl
NCSM honors Iris Carl, NCSM Past President, Glenn Gilbert Awardee, and International Leader, through the NCSM Iris Carl Travel Grant. This grant gives support to mathematics educators and future leaders in mathematics education to attend an NCSM Annual Conference, thus supporting the NCSM vision of a cadre of well trained, broadly informed and perceptive leaders of mathematics education at all levels. NCSM cares greatly about young members and wants them to become the very best leaders they can be.
See past recipients and their reports about their NCSM conference experience.
Iris Carl Travel Grant Application and Grant Process
2011-2013 Awards Chair
The NCSM Awards Chair, Noemi Lopez will manage the process.
Download and Submit Forms
Applications for the Iris Carl Travel Grant are due December 1, 2013.
Forms will become available in the fourth quarter.
Grant Selection Process
The Awards Chair, Noemi Lopez, and her committee will review the applications and select the Iris Carl grantees. Applicants are scored based on the following:
- A brief typed proposal (two pages maximum) that includes the following:
- Evidence of the applicant's leadership role in mathematics education
- An explanation of what the applicant expects to gain from attending this conference
- An explanation of how the applicant's attendance will benefit others in mathematics education in her/his local area
- An explanation of the applicant's need for supporting funds
- A letter of support that describes the applicant's leadership in mathematics education.
Those receiving grants will be notified by January 15, the year of the NCSM Annual Conference. Grantees will be introduced at the NCSM Annual Conference.
An Iris Carl Travel Grant applicant:
- Was a member of NCSM by or on September 1, 2013.
- Has not been able to attend an NCSM Annual Conference for the past three years.
- Serves in a leadership role in mathematics education in her/his school, district, state, province, or some other capacity.
Number of Grants to be Given
There will be three grants available for the 2014 NCSM Annual Conference.
Iris Carl grants of up to $1,200 will be made.
To be reimbursed, each grantee must submit a written report about her/his conference experience. Then, each is asked to complete a reimbursement form along with expenditure receipts and documentation within 60 days of the annual conference to receive reimbursement from the Iris Carl Mathematics Leadership Fund. The NCSM Awards Chair will provide forms and instructions directly to grant recipients.
Make Contributions to the Iris Carl Mathematics Leadership Fund
The Iris Carl Mathematics Leadership Fund continues to grow through generous donations by individuals and donations generated at NCSM events. Make a contribution today. NCSM will mail a thank you letter suitable for use in informing the IRS that you received no goods or services in return for your gift.
Make checks payable to: NCSM Charitable Trust, and mail them to:
Attn: Randy Pippen, Treasurer
6000 E Evans Ave Ste 3-205
Denver CO 80222-5423
History of the Iris Carl Travel Grant
NCSM chose to pay tribute to Iris Carl's tremendous contributions to mathematics education through the NCSM Iris Carl Travel Grant. It was originally established through the Mathematics Education Trust (MET) of NCTM. Thanks to individual donations and sums collected at NCSM events hosted by Western Regions 1 and 2, Central Region 1, and Eastern Regions 1 and 2, we were able to send a full $5,000.00 to MET to start the NCSM Iris Carl Travel Grant. This grant is now administered through NCSM and is given to eligible NCSM members to attend the NCSM Annual Conference. NCSM presented the first Iris Carl Travel Grants in April 2006 to three leaders in mathematics education to attend the NCSM Annual Conference in St. Louis.