Teaching Grant Available!

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 2:48pm -- Linda

Northwest GIS User Group – GIS Teaching Grant 2016


One of the goals of the Northwest (NW) GIS User Group is to foster and support GIS education in our region. Due to the financial success of the past several Northwest GIS conferences that we have hosted, our organization can now offer, on a one year pilot basis, a GIS teaching grant of up to $5,000.

The purpose of the grant: Provide a GIS educator with funds to pursue limited research or to provide a unique training experience for one of their courses. At this time, since this grant proposal is a one‐year trial, we are receptive as to the type of funding requests that we receive.

We will evaluate each grant request using the following non‐ranked criteria:

  • Number of GIS students that are impacted
  • Length of time; Is this a one year opportunity or an ongoing effort
  • Is the NW GIS grant request part of a collaborative funding request
  • Amount of funding requested
  • Sustainability over time

Eligible Educators

Any educator teaching GIS or conducting GIS related research at a public or private accredited institution of higher education in Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington may apply.

Grant Application Information

  1. Name of educator
    • a.    Include Email and Phone Number
  2. Name of institution
  3. Name of GIS course
  4. Grant title and description
  5. Duration of grant proposal
  6. Number of students impacted
  7. Other sources of funding for this project
    • a.    In‐kind hours can be considered
  8. Proposed funding disbursement timeline

Grant Submission

Grant proposals, limited to six pages maximum, will be accepted through April 30, 2016 at 5 PM. Only email submissions will be considered. Please email your grant proposal to Keith Massie at keith.oregon@gmail.com. We will select the grant proposal for funding no later than May 31, 2016. All grant proposers will be notified at this time.

Fund Disbursement

To inform our Association membership about the activities associated with the successful grant applicant, they are invited to make a 5‐10 minute presentation at our annual conference. If they are unable to attend due to the expense of travel to our conference, they are required to submit a brief summary providing details about the grant implementation and results.

Northwest GIS User GroupC/o Keith Massie, President keith.oregon@gmail.com 541.292.9292


Northwest GIS User Group

NWGIS is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of ESRI software and related GIS products and services.