KORCOS GRANTS

KORCOS provides 4 grants to eligible full member institutions and their individual members.

KORCOS Grants are provided to KORCOS members to increase the quality of instruction and learning programs offered by member schools, and to enable teachers to meet established professional growth goals. KORCOS makes funds available for these grants through the KORCOS Executive Board and the KORCOS Grant Committee otherwise known as the KORCOS Grants Governing Trustees (KGGT). KORCOS encourages all potential teacher applicants from KORCOS member schools to select professional development opportunities and conferences that ensure that those chosen to receive a KORCOS grant will benefit the majority of KORCOS member institutions.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applying for a KORCOS grant is a four step process:

  1. Determining appropriate grant
  2. Understanding the regulations and guidelines of KORCOS grants
  3. Determining your grant eligibility
  4. Completing the grant application

 

AVAILABLE GRANTS

The following KORCOS grants are available to full members for the 2016 - 2017 academic year:

 

A one-time grant during a school year as funds may be available: proposals are due two months before the annual conference to the KORCOS President, the Executive board, and the Grant Committee Chair. Final approved scholar/grantee is informed during the week of the annual conference. Grant is claimed with receipts presented and attached to an itemized report.

For an approved proposal that benefits member schools and other international school educators in the region the following conditions apply:

  • Must be a credited course with an accredited institution
  • The course must be part of a certification program
  • The grantee must present learned material at the following annual KORCOS conference
  • The grantee is available as a resource person

 

 

A one-time grant during a school year as funds may be available: proposals that include a proposed budget are due two months before the annual conference to the KORCOS President, the Executive board, and the Grant Committee Chair. Final approved scholar/grantee is informed during the week of the annual conference. Grant is claimed with receipts presented and attached to an itemized report.

For an approved proposal that benefits member schools and other international school educators in the region the following conditions apply:

  • Must be used towards a masters or doctoral thesis/dissertation in education, or educational research
  • The grant payment may be staggered according to a progress report, submitted according to a study timeline.

 

 

A one-time grant during a school year as funds may be available: proposals that include a budget are due two months before the annual conference to the KORCOS President, the Executive board, and the Grant Committee Chair. Final approved scholar/grantee is informed will be informed during the week of the annual conference. Grant is claimed with receipts presented attached to an itemized report.

For an approved proposal that benefits member schools and other international school educators in the region the following conditions apply:

  • The grant must be used for an individual educational tour or leading a tour for a group of faculty/staff of full or regular members.

 

 

A one-time grant during a school year as funds may be available. Proposals are due two months before the annual conference to the KORCOS President, Executive board and Grant Committee Chair. Early proposals accepted if hosting is scheduled earlier in the year. Final approved scholar/grantee is informed during the week of the annual conference. Grant claimed with receipts presented and attached to an itemized report.

For an approved proposal that benefits member schools and other international school educators in the region the following conditions apply:

  • The grant must be used for hosting a professional development workshop or a credited course, open to all member institutions, offering up to a minimum of 100 people.
  • The grant may also be used to import a resource expert in a subject area or field of education/educational technology.
  • Grantee serves as facilitator and coordinator.

 


GRANT REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES

KORCOS grants are available to  only full-fledged members, as funds are available. Funds are dependent upon membership dues, and will determine the availability of the various grants. See KORCOS Grants rubric for descriptions of the various categories of grants: Professional Development Grant, Educational Research Grant, Travel Grant, and Member-School Hosting Grant.

KORCOS Grant availability is announced at the Annual Conference, and not all grants may be available per academic year. Proposals are due two months before the Annual KORCOS Conference. Approved grants are announced at the Annual Conference. An applicant may be called for an interview with the KORCOS Executive Board, and the KORCOS Grants Committee any time before the KORCOS Annual Conference. Grant money will be released only after the applicant provides to the satisfaction of the grant committee and the KORCOS Treasurer, original receipts and an itemized report.

Regulations

KORCOS regards the acceptance of a KORCOS Grant as a contract, requiring fulfillment of the following terms:

  1. Any major changes in plans for the grant year must have the prior written approval from the KORCOS Board.
  2. KORCOS must be notified promptly of any change in the status of an application resulting from acceptance of another award.
  3. Proposals and outcomes reveal a benefit to a majority of KORCOS member institutions.
  4. Monies are payable to grant proponents as proposals have been duly approved, and an itemized report of expenses must be submitted to the KORCOS grants governing bodies.
  5. The release of funds may be staggered as reimbursement requests are submitted along with a brief progress report.

 

APPLICANT ELIGIBITIY

Determining whether you are eligible to apply for and receive a KORCOS grant is very important. If you are not eligible for a specific funding opportunity, you would waste a lot of time completing the application process when you cannot actually receive the grant.

Before beginning the application process, you should make sure you or your institution is eligible to apply for the grant. There are several keys to eligibility:

  1. Does the KORCOS grant proposal and projected outcomes reveal a benefit to the majority of KORCOS member institutions?
  2. Is the KORCOS grant proposal directly related to the vision, mission, and goals of your academic institution?
  3. Is the KORCOS grant proposal directly related to your field or general practice?
  4. Have you been asked to develop skills in the area addressed in the KORCOS Grant proposal?
  5. Is the KORCOS grant proposal related to the academic program desired to implement or improve among KORCOS member schools?
  6. Does the KORCOS grant proposal fit within your professional development plan that coincides with the goals of your academic institution?
  7. Are you or your institution a full member for the current academic year. (Check your institute's status here)
  8. Does your school plan on renewing its KORCOS full membership the following year?
  9. Has your institution been regular in its payment of KORCOS membership dues?

If you answered yes to the majority of these questions, you are most likely eligible for a KORCOS grant!

Move on to the next step of the application process by downloading and completing the attached form.

 

Application Form

 


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