Participants at a GIFT workshop (Credit: Jane Robb/EGU)

Education Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) application form

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Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) application form

Geosciences Information for Teachers virtual workshop (vGIFT) 2021

Virtual, 19–29 April 2021

Topic: Water in the solar system

Applications should be received as soon as possible and in any case no later than Monday 22nd February 2021. Teachers will be notified of the results of their application by mid-March.

All speaker presentations will be recorded for later access. Sessions will run on:

Registration fees for both the vGIFT and vEGU21 will be waived for teachers and speakers thanks to the generosity of the EGU.

Participating teachers must have a supporting statement from their school administration. Successfully registered teachers will be expected to attend a minimum of half the sessions and submit a statement within one year following the workshop on their impressions of the workshop and how they plan to use this experience in their future teaching activities.

To apply, please fill in the form below and press "Submit application". Fields marked with * are required.

Contact details

Contact details
Please provide your first name and family name.
This email is used for validation of this application, as well as for all future communication with you. Please provide either your school/professional email address (preferred) or a private email address, if your school does not offer such a service.
Optional, only needed if you do not regularly read your email

School information

School information

Application details

Application details
Please indicate if you are interested in participating to the online EGU General Assembly vEGU21, a gathering of more than 15,000 Earth, planetary and space scientists around the world. Registration fees are also waived for GIFT teachers and speakers for vEGU21.
From most recent to oldest, please list all current and past employment including dates, employer name, position held and, if relevant, the age of students you taught.
From most recent to oldest, please list all degrees you hold, including institution, city and country, subject (major), year and degree awarded.
Please list university-level courses, workshops, and/or training programmes you have taken in Earth or environmental science or related fields.

Additional questions

Please attach a separate PDF document (maximum one A4 page) containing answers to the following questions. If you applied last year, then please feel free to send the same letter:

  • Describe your experience of teaching science/geography.
  • Describe your experience in developing curriculum.
  • Describe your experience of connecting science/geography content to local and/or national educational standards.
  • Describe your experience of training other teachers.
  • How would you describe or rate your written and oral communication skills in English?
  • How would your participation in the GIFT workshop benefit you professionally?
  • How would the GIFT experience benefit your school, school district, and/or province/country?
Additional questions

Letter of recommendation

A letter of recommendation by your school principal or appropriate supervisor is required for each application and must include the following wording. Even if you were accepted for last year’s GIFT, a new letter from your school principal or appropriate supervisor is required for the 2021 workshop, as the timings for vGIFT 2021 are different.

“I recommend the above applicant as a GIFT workshop participant and agree to support the teacher if he/she is required to take time away from the classroom to participate in this workshop and to facilitate the teacher’s role in providing feedback to their colleagues and as a resource provider on the use of geoscience research across the curriculum following this experience.”

The letter needs to include the date, signature of your school principal or appropriate supervisor, and her or his job title.

Letter of recommendation

Data privacy

Your name and a valid email address are required to add your submission to our database. Please make sure to validate your entry (a link will be sent to the given email address) within 10 days, or your submission will be automatically deleted from our database.

All application data provided will be used during the review process and will be shared with the EGU Committee on Education and EGU staff. We respect your privacy and will not share your application details with any other third party. However, successful participants agree to have their name, school information and email addresses published in the GIFT brochure, which is published online.

To improve the review process, we may store your submission data up to two years. After this date, your information will be automatically removed from our database.

Data privacy
The EGU needs your contact information to validate this database entry. In addition we may (on rare occasions) need to contact you about your submission. You can withdraw your consent and have your data deleted at any time, in accordance with our privacy policy.
In order to uphold and promote the highest standards of scientific integrity, open science and open access research, the EGU has adopted a code of conduct. You need to agree with the code of conduct in order to participate.