Kentucky’s Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) program is designed to improve the performance of teachers, students and administrators in the areas of mathematics, science, technology and engineering.

The MSP program is based on the premise that everyone benefits when K-12 education (teachers and administrators) and higher education institutions work closely together to improve mathematics and science learning. It emphasizes the need for stronger connections between content and pedagogical experts in mathematics, science, engineering and technology within higher education, and educators in elementary, middle and secondary education.

It is anticipated that the Kentucky Department of Education will award approximately five grants at $140,000 for year 1 (January 2013 to Sept. 30, 2013) and at $195,000 for the second year (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2014), with a possible third year (at $97,500) contingent upon evaluation, project success, evidence of impact on pedagogical content knowledge growth and student achievement and availability of funding.

The 2013 Mathematics and Science Partnerships request for applications is posted on the KDE website here.