Applications for Travel Grants to ICME-9 Are Available
The Ninth International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 9) is scheduled for 2000 in Makuhari, Japan, 30 July to 6 August. Attending an ICME is an opportunity that comes along only once every four years, and to help make it possible for U.S. mathematics educators to attend, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has applied to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for travel funds. If granted, the funds can be used by mathematics teachers, mathematicians, and mathematics educators to supplement travel expenses to ICME-9. There are, however, restrictions on the use of the travel funds. The grants may be used to support air transportation on American carriers only, hotel accommodations, meal costs, and conference registration. It is important to note that travel grant awardees under this program may not use other NSF funds to supplement international travel, that is, airfare to Japan, or subsistence at ICME-9.
In addition to applying for an ICME-9 travel grant, applicants may apply for participation in an eight-day Post-ICME-9 Seminar Tour to visit with counterparts in Chiba and Yamagata. These awardees may or may not be NCTM ICME-9 travel grant awardees. For this Seminar Tour, the NSF will fund per diem travel, lodging, and subsistence expenses. A Post-ICME-9 Seminar-Tour awardee who does not receive an NCTM ICME-9 travel grant may use other NSF funds to support travel to ICME-9. Some of the Post-ICME-9 Seminar Tour awardees will be invited and funded to make a presentation at the Presidential Awardee Event in Washington, DC, in June 2001.
A Selection Committee comprised of individuals representing the NCTM, the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction, will review the applications and award the grants both for the ICME-9 Travel and for the Post-ICME-9 Seminar Tour. Elementary, middle, and high school teachers are strongly encouraged to apply.
The travel grant application and selection criteria are available from the NCTM, Department E, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593; telephone 703.620.9840 extension 2112; from the NCTM Fax-on-demand at 800.220.8483 (follow the voice prompts and select option 2, enter document 525; when prompted enter the receiving fax number and the system calls your fax machine and delivers your document); or from the NCTM Webpage at .
The application deadline is 1 November 1999. Notifications will be made by 15 December 1999.
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