The Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-MORE), based at the University of Hawaii, awards grants (up to $1500) to foster education in microbial science. Any educator may apply for one of these grants, but preference will be given to public school teachers, non-profit organizations, and first-time applicants. The application is short and simple. You can request funds for any project related to microbial science. Past teachers have received funds for equipment and consumable supplies, to attend conferences and professional development workshops, and for school field trips. Please visit the GEMS webpage for further information and to read about past projects. (http://cmore.soest.hawaii.edu/education/teachers/gems.htm). The next application deadline is January 10, 2011. Please address any questions or concerns to Dr. Michelle Hsia, GEMS Program Coordinator (956-3715) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.