Seed Grants

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Update on Funding

Feb 13, 2018

Thank you for interest in beginning a Math Teachers’ Circle! Due to high demand from prospective Math Teachers’ Circles, we are not currently able to make pledges of seed funding.

We do anticipate being able to offer seed grants again in the near future. If you are interested in submitting an application, we will consider it for funding as soon as we are able to begin making awards again.

In addition, please feel free to contact us if you would like to set up a consulting call to discuss questions, resources, and other possibilities for funding.

Quick Links

Apply for a seed grant

  • Deadlines: Mar. 31, Jun. 30, Sep. 30, and Dec. 31

Awardee forms

  • MTC Meeting Survey: Participation in our post-meeting surveys counts toward your reporting requirements.


  • Deadlines: Nov. 15 and May 31


In addition to the freely available organizer toolkit, videos, and other resources, the MTC Network offers the following support to new Math Teachers’ Circles:

  • Consulting calls with MTC staff as you work through the Beginning Your Circle Toolkit
  • An in-person visit to a nearby Sister Circle
  • $1,000 to 3,000 in start-up funding to support a three-day immersion workshop, plus sponsoring a Circle Mentor from another MTC who will participate and lead some sessions
  • $2,000 in seed grant funding to support your first year of meetings
  • A care package with essential supplies to get you started

Application Process

Getting started

To apply for a seed grant, you will need:

  • A leadership team of two K-12 teachers and two college or university mathematics faculty members (see FAQ: Leadership teams);
  • A host institution committed to supporting your Math Teachers’ Circle (see FAQ: Host institutions);
  • A letter of commitment from your host institution (see sample letter of commitment in the “Quick Links” box).

How to apply

Please download and complete the application form in the “Quick Links” box, and send it to us at

Application review and timing

Applications are reviewed quarterly and are due March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31. We strive to respond to all applications within two weeks of receipt.

We suggest allowing 3 to 6 months of lead time to start up your Math Teachers’ Circle. Please apply by March 31 if you plan to begin your Math Teachers’ Circle with a summer workshop, to allow adequate lead time.