Great example of thinking outside the box during the pandemic – Virtual Community Field Trips (funded by BPSF Experts in Residence Grants with support from Truity Education Foundation and Phillips 66):

Eligibility:   Open to all certified Bartlesville public school employees.

  • Provides funding and to serve as a catalyst to initiate visits from a variety of experts that provide face-to-face interaction between the subject area expert and students.
  • Application submission deadline: Grants awarded monthly during the academic year. Applications must be submitted by the 15th of every month, at least two months prior to an event.


  • Sample Grant Agreement Form (all grant recipients are required to complete a Grant Agreement Form before receiving funds)
  • Sample Grant Reporting Form (all grant recipients are required to complete a Grant Reporting Form after receiving funds)

Criteria: The visiting expert may work with the students in a classroom, spend time at a site interacting with various groups of students or meet with a larger group of students in an appropriate facility. The emphasis should be on face-to-face interaction between the expert and the students. Visits should be curriculum related and focused on real issues.

Budget: $10,000

Grants must be submitted using the online application. Use the form below.


Notification and Disbursement Schedule

Experts in Residence Application

    BCF staff will make contact with your school's principal and financial secretary to confirm.
  • Funding needs:

  • Need (be specific)Amount ($) 
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    • Download Signature Page

      Signature Page

      Download the signature page from the link above. Once you have collected the necessary signatures, scan and upload below.

    • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
    • Budget

      Please upload a copy of your detailed budget.

      Include specific information such as kinds of materials and equipment, sources of supply, and costs. Include tax (if applicable) and shipping. Be specific; these are the only items which will be authorized for purchase. Your budget should have three columns: item, supplier, and cost. You must only apply for approved expenses and only use district-approved vendors.

    • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.

    If you do not receive an email confirmation after you submit your application, you need to contact us to confirm the submission.  Thank you.