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Opportunities for PhysTEC Support

PhysTEC offers various grants to enable member institutions to establish and grow physics teacher education (PTE) programs and communities of physics teacher educators. We have also developed a new professional development initiative focused on invested faculty who are not quite ready to seek direct funding for their PTE programs.

Each of these opportunities provides prestige, professional development, and tools and resources for your institution to develop a thriving program. They also include travel support to participate in the annual PhysTEC Conference.

Regional Networks

Regional Networks focus on creating regional coalitions of PTE programs that share information and effective practices for mutual improvement.

Budget: $15,000 over 2 years

See current Regional Network grant awardees

PhysTEC Fellows

The PhysTEC Fellows program provides direct support for boosting faculty efforts to improve their PTE programs and gain additional resources.

See current PhysTEC Fellows

Recruiting Sites

Recruiting Sites focus on building institutional commitment for your PTE program and recruiting students into it.

Budget: $25,000 over 2 years

See current Recruiting Site awardees

Comprehensive Sites

Comprehensive Sites get support for building a comprehensive physics teacher education program.

Budget: $300,000 over 3 years

See current Comprehensive Site awardees

Other Sources of Funding

The National Science Foundation has several programs that can support preservice teachers or the programs that prepare them, including:

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