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The UNF Center for Urban Education and Policy (CUEP) invites
Duval County Public School teachers working in any of the four Northeast Florida
Urban Professional Development School
Partnership sites to submit proposals for
the inaugural UPDS Teacher Mini Grant
Initiative. Funding for this project is made possible through donations to the
UNF Foundation, Inc. UPDS partner
schools currently include:
The UPDS Teacher Mini Grant Initiative is designed to
support the work of UPDS teachers and other partners to facilitate student
learning. The grant proposal should demonstrate a collaborative venture that
enhances children’s learning in the Urban Professional Development Schools.
Therefore, applicant must be a teacher at a UPDS working in collaboration with
one or more of the following: another teacher at same or different UPDS,
business, UNF faculty or students, community based organization, church, parent
or caregiver, etc.
The awarded project(s) and team(s) will be publicized on the
website and other appropriate venues of the Center for Urban Education and
Each proposal should:
This year, the Center for Urban Education and Policy will
provide up to $2,000 in mini grant funding.
The amount requested should not exceed $2,000 and it is anticipated that
one or two proposals will be funded. The
award cannot fund gift cards, an individual’s professional development, nor
Awarded project must be completed and a final report
submitted by June 30, 2015. The final report will summarize the project
implementation and outcomes, including: what was done, what lessons were
learned, whether the project goal was met, and how the project impacted student
learning, the greater learning community, and/or the applicant’s professional
growth. A mid-year progress report may also be requested of the recipient.
Grant recipient(s) will present the results of their project to the Advisory
Board members of the Center for Urban Education and Policy.
Successful proposals will provide the following information:
The grant proposal should not exceed 3 typed pages, using 12
point font, double-spaced.
Grant proposals should be submitted via registered mail or
electronically by 5pm, Monday,December 2, 2013
Center for Urban Education and Policy
1 UNF Drive, 57/3100
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure receipt of
Proposals will be reviewed by a panel comprised of Advisory Board members of the Center for Urban Education and Policy. In addition, finalists will be selected and required to present their proposals during an informal reception attended by the review panel and other guests from the university, Duval County School District, and community.
Participants should prepare materials that reflect their proposals and be prepared to speak informally and answer questions regarding their proposals. The format of the presentation is up to the finalists and can be a stand-alone poster board, video, sample materials, etc. Recipients will be notified on or around Friday, January 31, 2014 of the review panel’s decision.
be disbursed from the Center for Urban Education and Policy. After the
notification of the award, recipient(s) will meet with Dr. Mary Rose about the
September 20, 2013
Application and grant information are posted on CUEP website
November 15, 2013
Deadline for applications
December 13, 2013
January 24, 2014
Informal presentation by finalists
January 31, 2014
Award decision announced & instructions provided on logistics of budget
2014-15 school year
Project implemented during school year
Mid-year progress update submitted
June 30, 2015
Project completion & final report due
about the UPDS Teacher Mini Grant application process may be directed to:
Dr. Mary Rose, Director of Urban Initiatives Center for Urban Education and Policy
Dr. Cathy O’Farrell, Director
Office of Educational Field
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