Special Projects


GCTM is committed to supporting initiatives developed by its members and to providing opportunities for professional growth to its membership. GCTM is now offering its members an opportunity to apply for funds to support large projects that promote the improvement of mathematics teaching in Georgia.

Project Funds Available

$\$$ 1,000 - $\$$ 5,000

Project Focus

Staff development activity, conference, curriculum development, task force, research project, etc.

Project Duration

April 1 of each year - June 1 of the following year


Any GCTM member may submit a proposal. If the proposal is submitted by a group of individuals, then one must be a GCTM member.

Proposal Due Date

February 1

  • Proposal Review will occur February - March.
  • Notification via letter and e-mail will occur during early April.
  • Winners will be announced on the GCTM website after a contractual agreement has been made between the awardee and GCTM.
  • A GCTM board member will visit the delivery site during the project.
  • Project evaluation will be due 30 days after completion.
  • Nature and results of the project will be shared in the next issue of Reflections, in a session at the next Rock Eagle Georgia Mathematics Conference, and on the GCTM web page within 30 days of the project's end.
Eligible Expenses

Honoraria, travel, clerical, postage, telephone, copying, compensation for proposer's time, and Internet access

Ineligible Expenses

Equipment, software, and materials

Review Process

  • A 5-person committee appointed by the GCTM President will review the proposals.
  • A GCTM Executive Board member will chair the committee.
  • Potential impact on mathematics instruction in Georgia and perceived value of the proposed activities will be the most important considerations for reviewers.
Proposal Preparation

Proposals should include the following eight components:

  1. Cover sheet - Proposer(s) name(s), school affiliation, address, phone, fax#, e-mail address, title of proposed project, and amount requested
  2. Part A - Rationale (need)
  3. Part B - Projected impact (Very important consideration for reviewers)
  4. Part C - Participants, activities (Very important consideration for reviewers), and timeline. Targeted participants should be described along with the selection criteria. Activities section should be as detailed as possible.
  5. Part D - Evaluation plan. Detail how the project's effectiveness in promoting the improvement of mathematics teaching will be assessed.
  6. Appendix 1 - Budget and budget explanation
  7. Appendix 2 - Staff, qualifications, and facilities
  8. Appendix 3 - Support letters indicating administrative support and including ethical guidelines statement
  • Maximum of 18 total pages
  • Cover sheet - 1 page
  • Parts A, B, C, and D - maximum of 7 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font
  • Appendices 1, 2, and 3 - maximum of 10 pages
  • NOTE: If the proposed project is of a research nature, applicant must attach a copy of their organization's research policy.
Proposal Format
  • Proposals should be written in Microsoft Word, double-spaced, 12-point font, single-sided, and pages numbered.
  • All appendices including letters of support must accompany proposal.
Proposal Submission
  • Five print copies of the proposal and five disk copies of the proposal should be postmarked by February 1 and mailed to:

Melanie Helms
VP Honors and Awards
1653 Meadowood Dr.
Waycross, GA 31503
Email: awards@gctm.org