Career Awards for STEM Teachers

Application Deadline:

Sep 29, 2024





Now Accepting Applications

Eligibility & Application Process:

Please review the Request for Proposals for detailed information on eligibility and the application process.

Request for Proposals

Progress and Financial Reporting

Due Date: August 15

Progress and financial reports are required for all BWF grants and are due on the date specified in the award letter or contract.  The Advisory Committee and staff depend heavily upon progress and financial reports to evaluate progress.  Late reports inconvenience advisory committee reviewers and impede BWF's evaluation of its programs.  Failure to submit progress or financial reports in a timely fashion will result in the termination of funding.

BWF provides the following progress report guidelines to assist in preparing and submitting Progress Reports in an acceptable manner.  Awardees must provide BWF with an annual progress report detailing performance records in educating children.  School districts must provide an annual financial report.  According to the instructions below, both reports must be submitted by the due date, August 15.  Failure to submit any portion of the report by the due date will interrupt or cancel your funds.  All forms and instructions referenced on this page are accessible below.

No-Cost Extensions

No-cost extensions allow awardees to carry over unused funds beyond the original end date of the award.  Progress and financial reports are required during the no-cost extension.  The same standards required during the award for progress and financial reports apply to the no-cost extension period.  BWF will request a return of all no-cost extension funds if progress report requirements and deadlines are unmet.

Sections of the Progress Report

I. Progress Report

The Cover Sheet for your Progress Report (see below) may be completed online and should contain the following information:

  1. Progress report period and due date
  2. BWF Request ID number for your grant
  3. Name of Teacher
  4. Name of School
  5. The year of the award for which you are reporting (year 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5), or no-cost extension

The written text of the Progress Report should be submitted in Proposal Central. You should integrate evaluation data and lessons learned in the following categories and other areas of interest into the report.

  1. Student Achievement.  Include an overview of the advances made by your students during the academic year.
  2. Pedagogical Skills.  Describe the continued development of content knowledge and new skills you have learned over the past year to demonstrate value to you as a professional and to your students’ achievement. Demonstrate exemplary and innovative teaching skills that used engaging hands-on activities with new approaches to questioning and problem-solving.
  3. Classroom Advancements.  Describe how you developed a learner-centered, knowledge-centered, assessment-centered, and community-centered classroom environment for your students.
  4. Curricula. Describe progress made toward using high-quality curricula in your classroom or school. Explain how this aligns with your plan's original aims and describe any changes from that plan.
  5. Leadership. Describe the significance of the award on your development as a teacher leader.
  6. Training Plan. Describe your plans to advance learning and growth for the forthcoming year.

II. Principal Letter of Evaluation and Logic Models

It is the teaching professional's responsibility to have your school's principal write a letter summarizing your teaching and career growth during the award period.  This letter should describe how the principal and superintendent contributed to your growth and development as an instructional leader at your school and in your district.  This should include any career development plans instituted on behalf of the teaching professional, collaborations created to improve the environment for teaching, and networking opportunities created to advance teaching and learning at the school or school district.

This letter is due by the same date as the Progress Report.   Convert the letter to a PDF and submit it with your report.

Logic models. Include logic models you developed for the past year. The Principal Letter and the Logic Model can be attached in Proposal Central.

lll. Financial Report

The Financial Report must be completed by the school district’s financial officer using the CAST financial report form in Proposal Central. It should contain the financial officer's signature.

The CAST Project Financial Report is a fillable online form designed to capture a detailed picture of project expenditures. Financial Reports usually cover award costs between September 1st and August 31st.

Please fill out your expenses for the CAST award in the Expenditure Column. Line items can be added by clicking the plus sign in each category.

For unexpended funds, please fill out the Carry Forward Column.

Please submit the Project Financial Report on Proposal Central by August 15th.

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IV. Budget

Using the deliverable in Proposal Central, provide a budget for the upcoming year of the Career Award for STEM Teachers grant.

Award Timeline

Sep 29, 2024

Application Deadline

Mar 31, 2025

Notice of Award

May 01, 2025

Award Start Date

Jun 30, 2030

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Alfred Mays

Senior Program Officer


Samantha Moore

Program Associate


Kendi Kajogo

Program Coordinator