Outstanding Laboratory School Award
Laboratory schools and university affiliated schools are the flagships of research, professional development, curriculum development, teacher training and educational experimentation. The Outstanding Laboratory School Award gives IALS member schools the opportunity to document and share their impressive work.
For consideration for this award, download Outstanding Lab Schools Award Criteria.
Applications due by January 15th of each calendar year.
Contact IALS for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the International Association of Laboratory Schools are encouraged to submit proposals for project funding under the Mini-Grant Program. Grants of up to $2000 are available to fund projects that reflect the organization's mission.
Quantitative and qualitative projects in
• improvement of education,
• development, evaluation and refinement of educational innovations,
• curriculum development,
• clinical teaching experiences, and
• staff development,
are suggested areas for projects.
Each proposal is reviewed by members of the Mini-Grant Committee. All applicants are notified of their status prior to the Annual Conference. No general or administrative overhead expenses, indirect, or investment management fees may be charged to this award.
If you have an innovative idea and need funds to implement it, seriously consider putting your thoughts in writing and submitting it to be considered for a mini-grant. The cover letter form, proposal form, and a description of the rubrics that the committee uses in scoring the proposals are included below. We look forward to your submission.
Contact Jill Sarada, Chair Mini-Grant Committee at Jill.Sarada@pitt.edu.
Proposals are to be electronically submitted. Deadline is the first Friday of February each calendar year
Please Note: All information regarding the mini grant is stored in in Adobe format.
The International Collaboration Grant
The International Collaboration Grant, founded by Arnold Lindaman, was established by the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) to assist school professionals seeking to develop collaborative programs with laboratory schools around the world. The Grant will provide up to $1,000 for expenses meeting the criteria outlined in the guidelines below. A committee made up of members of the IALS Board of Directors and an Endowment Board representative will award the grants. It is our goal to help these institutions establish strong international agendas. No general or administrative overhead expenses, indirect, or investment management fees may be charged to this award. For more information, click the guidelines link below.
Research is an essential part of our laboratory schools, and we recognize the challenges of conducting research while immersed in the actions of teaching and leading schools. That is why we are excited to offer a grant to support members of the IALS in their efforts to conduct research that explores ways to improve education for all children. IALS encourages collaboration among member schools who might share research interests and data collection.
Members of the International Association of Laboratory Schools are encouraged to submit proposals by April 1st to Jill Sarada, email@example.com. A grant of up to $1,500 is available. Grant money could help fund the use of substitutes, technology, and other needs. No general or administrative overhead expenses, indirect, or investment management fees may be charged to this award.
The Brown and Friends Conference Travel Grant
As it becomes increasingly more difficult for institutions to provide funding for conference travel, the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) provides a grant to financially assist faculty / staff at a member school to attend an IALS annual conference. The grant will provide up to two $500 or one grant of $1,000 for expenses incurred for travel to an IALS conference. Preference is given for those who have submitted a presentation proposal for the conference. For more information, click the guidelines link below.