PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
1. Each Teacher Research Group must include a minimum of four people. At least one of the members must be a Clinical Faculty member and all group members must apply for Clinical Faculty status by December 1, 2022. At the University, at least one member must have participated in at least one Montclair State University Network for Educational Renewal, Center of Pedagogy, or Agenda for Education in a Democracy program during the past two years. The group should designate one educator as the group coordinator, who will be the contact person who makes sure all TRG grant requirements are met, and who is responsible for the funds granted. If the coordinator is not the Clinical Faculty member, he/she needs to apply if the proposal is funded. Administrators and supervisors are encouraged to work in teacher research groups, but may not be the coordinator.
2. Research group members must meet together for at least 16 hours during the school year. These meetings may be after-school, during breakfast, lunch or dinner, during common planning time or release time, if available, or any time the group chooses to schedule its meetings.
PLEASE NOTE: Members of research groups who do not complete their 16 hours of meeting time during 2022-2023 will not be awarded professional development hours, nor will they be eligible to apply for grants in the future.
3. There is a REQUIRED attendance roster (provided by MSUNER) for EACH meeting that all participants must sign themselves. Please note that only this required attendance sheet will qualify for awarding professional development hours. The group leader should insure that the information is complete and includes who is in attendance, start and end times and location of the meetings, and include a brief summary of the discussion for that meeting. Original copies of the rosters must be submitted to the MSUNER by the end of the year with your group's final report (form to be provided upon awarding of grant).
4. All original receipts for all expenditures must be submitted (attached to the the Excel sheet expense report you will be provided with upon receipt of the grant) for your final report.
The funds granted may be used for:
Books (May be online)
Materials (Includes APPs or Online Subscriptions)
Refreshments (not to exceed $100 for a $500 grant))
Grants are limited to $500
The funds granted may not be used for:
Anything not directly related to your area of study