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Travel Grants: Attend ICME-12 in Seoul, Korea

Travel Grants: Attend ICME-12 in Seoul, Korea

Applications for travel grants are now available to attend the Twelfth International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12), which will be held in Seoul, Korea, from July 8-15, 2012. (See http://www.icme12.org/). Contingent on the funding of a proposal pending at the National Science Foundation, grants will be available and awarded by the beginning of 2012. These grants will support expenses related to attending ICME-12 including hotel accommodations, meal costs, and conference registration. They also can be used toward air transportation (on U.S. carriers only). Travel grant awardees under this program may not use funds from other NSF-funded programs to supplement their international travel (airfare to Korea or subsistence at ICME-12) without special permission.

The International Congresses are held every four years and offer a unique opportunity for mathematics educators from the United States to discuss issues in mathematics education with leaders in the field from around the world. Grants will enable participants to listen to world-renowned scholars in mathematics and mathematics education as they share insights from research and best practice and to take part in small, focused study groups on a wide range of topics, including mathematics education for second language learners, the relationship between research and practice in mathematics education, the professional development of mathematics teachers, assessment and testing in mathematics education, socio-economic influence on students' achievement, and analysis of uses of technology in mathematics teaching and learning.

The National Science Foundation grants are available only to U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens and will support travel expenses to ICME-12 for preK-12 mathematics teachers, mathematicians, graduate students and mathematics teacher educators from the United States.

A selection committee will review applications and award the grants for ICME-12 travel. The committee will include representatives from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, the American Mathematical Society, and the U. S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction.

PreK, elementary, middle, and high school teachers and graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply. The travel grant application and selection criteria are available on the NCTM Web site at www.nctm.org/icme or from Margaret Iding, 116 North Kedzie, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; telephone (517) 355-1708, ext. 105; fax (517) 432-9868, e-mail idingm@msu.edu. The application deadline is September 30, 2011. Notifications will be made by January 16, 2012. Questions can be directed to Gail Burrill, burrill@msu.edu.