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Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) application form

EGU General Assembly 2020 GIFT Workshop

Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 4–6 May 2020

Topic: Water in the solar system

Grants are available to support teachers to participate in the 2020 Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) Symposium at the 2020 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly in Vienna, Austria.

Participating teachers will be selected, based on their teaching experience and a supporting statement from their school administration. Selected teachers are expected to attend the entire workshop and submit a statement within one year after the workshop on their impressions of the workshop and how they plan to use this experience in their future teaching activities.

To submit a proposal, please fill in the form below and press "Submit application". Fields marked with * are required.

Contact details

Contact details
Please provide your first name and family name.
This email is used for validation of this application, as well as for all future communication with you. Please provide either your school/professional email address (preferred) or a private email address, if your school does not offer such a service.
Optional, only needed if you do not regularly read your email

School information

School information

Application details

Application details
From most recent to oldest, please list all current and past employment including dates, employer name, position held and, if relevant, the age of students you taught.
From most recent to oldest, please list all degrees you hold, including institution, city and country, subject (major), year and degree awarded.

Additional questions

Please attach a separate PDF document (maximum two A4 pages) containing answers to the following questions:

  • Describe your experience of teaching science/geography.
  • Describe your experience in developing curriculum.
  • Describe your experience of connecting science/geography content to local and/or national educational standards.
  • Describe your experience of training other teachers.
  • How would you describe or rate your written and oral communication skills in English?
  • How would your participation in the GIFT workshop benefit you professionally?
  • How would the GIFT experience benefit your school, school district, and/or province/country?
Additional questions

Letter of recommendation

A letter of recommendation by your school principal or appropriate supervisor is required for each application and must include the following wording:

“I recommend the above applicant as a GIFT Workshop participant and agree to support the teacher if he/she is required to take time away from school to participate in this workshop and to facilitate the teacher’s role in providing feedback to their colleagues and as a resource provider on the use of geoscience research across the curriculum following this experience.”

The letter needs to include the date, signature of your school principal or appropriate supervisor, and her or his job title.

Letter of recommendation

Data privacy

Your name and a valid email address are required to add your submission to our database. Please make sure to validate your entry (a link will be sent to the given email address) within 10 days, or your submission will be automatically deleted from our database.

All application data provided will be used during the review process and will be shared with the EGU Committee on Education and EGU staff. We respect your privacy and will not share your application details with any other third party. However, successful participants agree to have their name, school information and email addresses published in the GIFT brochure, which is published online.

To improve the review process, we may store your submission data up to two years. After this date, your information will be automatically removed from our database.

Data privacy
The EGU needs your contact information to validate this database entry. In addition we may (on rare occasions) need to contact you about your submission. You can withdraw your consent and have your data deleted at any time, in accordance with our privacy policy.
As a GIFT participant, you will be taking part in the EGU General Assembly 2020. As such, you need to agree with the rules of conduct for the meeting.