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Partners in Science Program

The Program is designed to help high school science teachers work with a mentor doing cutting-edge research over the course of two summers. After the first summer, partners develop a brief pictorial poster showing their research to date for presentation at both the regional meeting in August and the national meeting in January. After the second year working with their mentors, partners return to the conferences with an oral presentation on their progress. The purpose of this grant is to bring the knowledge from the research lab back into the high school science classroom, promoting hands-on science education.

2016 Dates:

  • National Conference - January 14-16, 2016 - San Diego, CA (Registration is now underway - if you have any questions, please contact Mary Hill)
    • View the Conference Overview schedule (subject to change)
    • Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
      1775 East Mission Bay Drive | San Diego, CA 92109
    • Transportation: The Hotel's recommended shuttle service is Wherever Shuttle.  Other options are:
      • San Diego Super Shuttle: ($12 one-way for shared shuttle / additional private options available)
      • Cabs: These are readily available at the airport (approximately $25 one-way)
      • Uber: Guests can use the app on their phones to request transportation
  • Regional Conference (PNW) - August 12, 2016 - Vancouver, WA

Partners in Science grants provide research opportunities for teachers to work with investigators in academic labs or in labs associated with other non-profit institutions. Teachers are expected to arrange their own partnerships, although the Trust may provide some guidance. Approximately 25 grants are awarded each year to teacher-mentor partnerships in the Pacific Northwest.

Here are some ways to get started:

Partners in Science Brochure

Partners in Science Application Guidelines

Partners in Science Potential Mentor Projects

Partners in Science Research Institution Contact List

Partners in Science Program Application


Teachers who have completed a regular Partners in Science grant, having done two summers of research, are eligible to apply through their high schools for a Supplemental Partners in Science grant. For more information about the Supplemental Partners in Science Grant, see the Partners in Science Supplemental Brochure below.

Partners in Science Supplemental Brochure