Study and Research Grants
An amount of $30,000 has been budgeted for the 2020/2021 fiscal year for Educational Research Awards, NSTU Full-Time Study Grants, and Out-of-Province Grants.
The disbursement of these funds will be on the recommendation of the Professional Development Committee, ratified by the Provincial Executive.
If the deadline falls on a holiday or weekend we will accept applications until 4:00 pm the next business day.
Education Research Award
A fund has been established to encourage and assist education research. Members are awarded a maximum of $475 based on research completed in the current or previous two school years. Application forms can be obtained from the NSTU Central Office or the NSTU website. Applications must be received at NSTU Central Office by 4:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday in December.
NSTU Full Time Study Grants
An annual fund has been established to provide support to members wishing to follow a full time program of studies for the purpose of Professional Development. The NSTU may award grants of $2,000 each year. Applications are available on the NSTU website and from NSTU Central Office. Deadline for receipt of applications at the NSTU Central Office is 4:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday in March. The application can only be made for the year in which the award is to be utilized. University confirmation can follow your application.
Out-of-Province Conference Grants
The Professional Development committee will consider online learning as an eligible option for the Out of Province grant for the 2020-2021 school year.
An annual fund has been established for Out-of-Province Conference grants to provide support to teachers wishing to attend conferences for the purpose of Professional Development. To assist the greatest number of members no grant shall exceed $475. Applications are available on the NSTU website and from NSTU Central Office. Applications must be received at NSTU Central Office by 4:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday in October, January and March.
Travel Fellowship (Johnson Inc.)
For teachers engaged in educational travel, a total of $3,000 is available from Johnson Inc. for participation in seminars, workshops or conferences, but not for university courses or certification study. Eligible travel periods include summer months, but not during those times generally referred to as Christmas break or March break. Application forms and information sheets may be obtained from the NSTU Central Office or the NSTU website. Applications must be received at NSTU Central Office by 4:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday in March.