ASAB provides grants for teachers to produce teaching resources on animal behaviour for use by colleagues. We are keen to support teaching of animal behaviour that is based on evidence-based.
Applicants must be teachers in either the primary or secondary sectors of education. Occasionally, a grant is awarded to an individual who is not a classroom teacher, provided that the resource to be developed by the applicant is intended for classroom teachers.
WHAT DO education GRANTS FUND?
The education grant releases the teacher from the classroom for five days. The successful teacher works with an academic member of the ASAB Education Committee to develop their idea. The teacher has full use of the library facilities at the academic member's institution. Once developed, the teacher's idea is tested in their own school or college and in at least one other institution. The aim is to publish the outcomes of their research in an educational journal, or to give a talk at an educational conference. If the teacher develops a teaching resource, this will be published on the ASAB website to be available for download by colleagues.
Any teacher wishing to be considered for an education grant, which can be taken up at any time of the year that is mutually convenient for the teacher, their school or college, and the university supervisor, should write to the ASAB Education Officer. Applications should include a brief curriculum vitae and, in 200-300 words, an outline of the project that will help in the teaching of animal behaviour in schools and colleges.