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It seems to be that time again in the cycle of a new academic year when teachers start to look for sources for grants. Hence, the introduction of this thread in this topic again.
Let's hear all about them folks.
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Let's start with the Toyota TAPESTRY grants
Excellent opportunity and still going strong:}
Toshiba/NSTA: What Is ExploraVision and How Can I Use It In My Classroom?
There is an archive full of excellent suggestions for this student competition.
here are three resources from recent conferences on successful grant writing
NSTA Area Conference, New Orleans, LA
Successful Grant Writing
Uploaded by Shannon Lafont on Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:22 AM
Thanks! Great resources.
All the best,
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National School Library Program of the Year Award: To be eligible for the award, the school librarian must be an individual-level member of AASL. An award of $10,000 will be presented to up to three schools or school districts. The application deadline is January 1, 2013.http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslawards/nslpy/nslpy
The Vernier Technology Awards: recognize and reward the innovative use of data collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator or other handheld in the science classroom. The application deadline is November 30, 2012. http://www.vernier.com/grants/nsta/
Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers: honors one elementary school teacher who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan. The award is $1,000 and up to $500 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education. The application deadline is November 30, 2012. http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/Shugrue.pdf
W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Grants are made in the four areas of: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and Volunteerism. All programming in these four interest areas is tailored to meet the needs of each geographic region. There is no application deadline. http://www.wkkf.org/grants/for-grantseekers.aspx
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment Outstanding Environmental Educator of the Year
This award recognizes and rewards an outstanding teacher who is working at the grassroots level to protect and preserve the environment. The deadline to receive nominations for this year's award is December 31, 2012. http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/SeaWorld.pdf
PASCO STEM Educator Awards
Sponsored by PASCO scientific, in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association, these awards recognize excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. The application deadline is November 30, 2012. http://www.nsta.org/pdfs/awards/STEMEducator.pdf
Compass Learning “Ideal Learning Environment” Video Contest: is asking students, teachers and others with an interest in education to submit videos that explain to the public and a panel of educational experts what their ideal learning environment would be. The cash prize of $10,000 will go to the winning contestant; an additional award of $5,000 will be provided to: (1) the winning entrant’s school, if entrant is a student; or (2) if the entrant is home-schooled or not a student, to a non-profit organization that supports educational programs, such as a children’s museum or library. http://www.scholarships360.org/2012/09/21/compass-learning-ideal-learning-environment-video-contest/
Whole Foods Salad Bar Grant
Salad bar equipment packages are available to K-12 schools and school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program and that are able to support a salad bar every day at lunchtime. This has a rolling deadline. http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/2010/09/apply-for-a-free-school-salad-bar/
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The proposal deadline is November 11, 2012. http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc
Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award: recognize, promote, and support excellence in humanities programming in elementary and middle school libraries that serve children K–8. The application deadline is December 15, 2012. http://www.ala.org/offices/ppo/awardsgrants/jaffarian/jaffarianapply
Comerica Charitable Foundation (primary markets within Texas, Michigan, California, Arizona, and Florida). They accept applications for cash grants to support program and capital expenses of nonprofit organizations whose mission meets the foundation’s priorities for giving. This has a rolling deadline.
Corning Incorporated Foundation: community service programs for students, curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, facility improvement and instructional technology projects for the classroom. This has a rolling deadline. http://www.corning.com/about_us/corporate_citizenship/community/corning_foundation.aspx
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Here are a few grants to add to your list:
There are several grants listed on the Digital Wish site.
Thank you for starting this list.
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Keeping Classrooms Clean. TeacherLists.com, a free service from Energizer Personal Care, LLC, can help America’s classrooms stay fully stocked with cleaning supplies during the school year. Teachers can register and upload supply lists as well as “wish lists” with items like tissues, paper towels, and other cleaning supplies that help keep a classroom clean, organized, and germ-free. Participating teachers and schools can earn free bonus supplies from TeacherLists.com’s growing sponsor list. http://www.teacherlists.com/
The National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) hosts the Cool School Challenge, a school-based carbon reduction program developed and administered for six years by the Puget Sound (Washington) Clean Air Agency. The challenge has been incorporated into NWF's Eco-Schools USA program and aligned so that schools completing the Challenge automatically qualify for a bronze level award through Eco-Schools USA. The Cool School Challenge engages students and teachers in practical strategies to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions school-wide, making use of a carbon calculator and other tools to first determine a school’s footprint. A student-led team then challenges individual classrooms to reduce their carbon emissions over a set period of time, reporting the results and after implementing emissions-saving tips, saving the school money on its utility bill.
Pam and I attended a webinar about teacher grants that some may find worth a look. It was called
Developing a Competitive Teacher Award Application
There were several grants discussed. The moderator said some of the grants have very few applicants; so I hope you will look them over. The deadline for most of them is the first of November.
Learning Center Online Advisors
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Thanks to everyone for sharing. The latest NSTA Reports also lists some grants for teachers and students. Let's compare what is posted with what they list and see if we find more. I know that the submission date for some applications is approaching and one is October 14th. Happy and successful writing to all who pursue monies for science education.
Thank you all for the incredible list of ideas. This has been right up my alley now as I'm starting to get a bit ahead in lesson planning for a new subject and have a bit of breathing room to start thinking about money. I especially like the information on grant writing as I've never done it before.
Huge wealth of information! Thank you again,
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Here is another great links to lots of teacher grants.
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looking through the resources and these pop up:
1. Methods and Strategies: Need Money? Get a Grant!
By: Linda Bryson
Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
2. Commentary: Go for the grants
By: James Calaway
Grade Level: High School
An opinion piece about grant seeking and the success achieved with projects relying on collaboration and funds from outside the normal school parameters.
Price: Free via Your Subscription
3. Archive: Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers: Keys to Success in Winning a $10,000 Grant in 2011
Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
and a Podcast on the same with tips for grant writing
Lexus and Scholastic Launch Sixth Annual Environmental Contest for Middle and High School Students
Lexus and Scholastic Launch Sixth Annual Environmental Contest is open to students in grades 6-12 who are either registered and home-schooled or enrolled in a public or accredited private school, and who are legal residents of the U.S. or the District of Columbia. Teams of students can enter if they are part of an afterschool science or environmental club, but the challenge is not open to clubs outside of school. Middle and high school teams comprised of five to ten students and a teacher-advisor are invited to participate in one or both of the two initial challenges, each addressing different environmental elements — land/water and air/climate. For each of the challenges, teams define an environmental issue that is important to them, develop an action plan to address the issue, implement the plan, and report the results. The submission deadline for Challenge 1 (land/water) is October 29, 2012; the deadline for Challenge 2 (air/climate) is December 17, 2012.
Guiding the Josten Foundation's giving and support is their focus on youth and education and programs that help young people become healthy, productive adults. The Foundation's total annual giving is $500,000. Jostens provides support to organizations that help young people acquire the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Programs with a focus on early intervention, improving literacy or high school graduation rates, or preparing students for post-secondary study are examples of activities that advance the Foundation's mission. The Foundation meets quarterly to review all Community Grant requests. The application deadline is November 12, 2012.
The Reinberger Foundation
The Reinberger Foundation favors proposals in the following program areas: Arts, Education, Human Service-Health, and Human Service-Other. Grant seekers should apply under the program area that matches the overall mission of their organization. Preferential consideration is given to organizations serving Northeast Ohio, or the greater-Columbus area. The education application deadline is March 1, 2013.
The SPARK Resource Challenge.
The SPARK Resource Challenge will kick off on November 1st, 2012 and run through January 13th, 2013 at Midnight. The contest will not be viewable on the home page until November 1st. On that day, you will be able to go to the home page of the SPARK Community and enter to win. For each resource you contribute to SPARK, you will be entered into a drawing to win. There will be 2 grand prize winners receiving an iPad and 5 winners receiving a $200 gift card to help with classroom needs. So dust off those lesson plans or other resources! November 1st is right around the corner.
A few details…
Categories for resource submissions include:
Curriculum & Instruction/Lesson Plans
RTI & Achievement
Visit the SPARK Community Resource section to view a few of the current resources to get you thinking. One resource = one entry. Each resource series (e.g. a 15-day lesson plan series) will be counted as one entry.
You can enter as many times as you like, but only one prize will be awarded per member. The contributed resource must be authentic. The contributor of the resource must have the rights to share or publicize the resource. Members of the community must legally be able to utilize the resource.
You can view the full contest rules here. And be watching for a reminder on November 1st that the contest is open for submissions.
Environmental Education Grants
The purpose of the Environmental Education Grants Program is to provide money to support environmental education projects that increase the public's awareness about environmental issues and provide them with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.
This grant program funds environmental education (EE) projects. Environmental information and outreach may be important elements of EE projects, but these activities by themselves are not environmental education. By itself, environmental information only addresses awareness and knowledge, usually about a particular environmental issue. Outreach involves information dissemination and requests or suggestions for action on a particular issue (often without the critical thinking, problem solving and decision making steps in between). EE covers the range of steps and activities from awareness to action with an ultimate goal of environmental stewardship.
The Deadline is November 21
Volvo Adventure competition
Submission deadline: January 31, 2013
The competition is open to young people around the world between 13 and 16 years of age. Teams must consist of between two to five young people with one adult as supervisor. Projects can focus on any environmental subject that young people have found interesting and will be published on the Volvo Adventure website, where the best projects are selected for the international final, which is an all-expenses-paid trip to Sweden.
Disney Hands on Environmental Projects
Disney will be funding hands-on environmental projects across the United States for 3rd to 8th grade classrooms. Since 2009, Disney has brought to life 1,693 classroom projects focusing on saving the environment. Starting Monday, September 17th Disney will be matching $300,000 of donations through this Double Your Impact offer
Hey SPARK Community, our contest for resources is officially KICKED OFF!
In previous communications, we announced that a contest was coming for SPARK members... and it's here!
The SPARK Resource Challenge
Dust off those lesson plans, video tutorials, instructional activities and other creative tools you have developed and you could win an iPad or $200 to help with your classroom. Enter now in SPARK!
A Few Details
The SPARK Resource Challenge will run from today, November 1st, 2012, through January 13th, 2013 at Midnight. To enter, go to the home page of the SPARK Community. For each resource you contribute, you will be entered into the drawing to win. There will be 2 grand prize winners receiving an iPad and 5 winners receiving a $200 gift card to help with classroom needs.
You can enter as many times as you like, but only one prize will be awarded per member.
Thank you for such an awesome thread!! I know that there are TONS of grants out there but unless you know avenues in which to search, it can be like going in circles! I really appreciate everyone sharing their resources and links to these great opportunities! Thank you again!
I've only applied for one grant in my 14 years of teaching only because I "ran into it". Another teacher from another school submitted my name as a referral (as the grant was searching to represent an array of schools around the Hawaiian Islands). I got lucky! With this grant, I was able to get 30 laptops for classroom use. I gave half of them to my colleague (also science) so that we could at least target ALL of the 7th graders in our school. This was a STEM grant that is no longer available (as the grant was not renewed) but I am ever so grateful for those of you who are contributing to this thread! It really is valuable for people like me!
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Thank you for sharing your experience with your first grant project. it encourages teachers to look around them and to find a grant and to actually write for one. I know how hard it is to find the time and the inclination to complete grant applications; I really struggled with my first one. But even if you do not win on the first go around, the experience gained is fantastic and set you up to resubmit for the same proposal or to write for another one. I don't know the actual statistics but as a reader of grants, I know that many winners are those who try for the second or third rounds.
Way to go, Rochelle! Be sure to share any others that you know about with this peer group. We thank you.
Note application Deadline: March 15, 2013
October 1, 2012
Vernier Sponsors Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award
Each year, Vernier sponsors the NABT Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award. This award is given to a secondary school teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science and has carried his or her commitment to the environment into the community.
Vernier’s sponsorship of this award includes $1,000 toward travel to the NABT Professional Development Conference and $500 of Vernier equipment. The recipient also receives a recognition plaque to be presented at the conference and a one-year complimentary NABT membership.
Applications for the 2013 award will be available later this fall, and the deadline for submission is March 15, 2013. To sign up for notification of the application’s availability, go to www.vernier.com/grants/nabt.
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Technology Award - Applications due November 30
The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
The deadline to apply for the Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards is fast approaching. These awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology in the science lab. We encourage you to apply for one of seven awards. Each awardee receives $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2013 National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) conference in San Antonio, Texas. Applications are due November 30, 2012.
I just loved this for the budding entomologist
Applicant must submit proposal on project or activity promoting the study of beetles. Proposals are evaluated on creativity, educational benefit to the applicant, scientific merit, feasibility, and budgetary planning. Applicant is encouraged to find an adult advisor to provide guidance in proposal development, but proposal must be written by applicant.
Josten Foundation http://www.jostens.com/misc/aboutus/about_jostens_cp_foundation.html
Guiding the Josten Foundation's giving and support is their focus on youth and education and programs that help young people become healthy, productive adults. The Foundation's total annual giving is $500,000. Jostens provides support to organizations that help young people acquire the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Programs with a focus on early intervention, improving literacy or high school graduation rates, or preparing students for post-secondary study are examples of activities that advance the Foundation's mission. The Foundation meets quarterly to review all Community Grant requests. This opportunity has a rolling deadline.
International Paper http://www.internationalpaper.com/US/EN/Company/IPGiving/ApplyForGrant.html
International Paper makes things that weave our world together, but making what matters is much more than manufacturing and distribution. What makes International Paper is their commitment to do the right things, in the right way, for the right reasons. They want their communities around the world to recognize them as neighbors, employers and environmental stewards. IP Giving supports, enhances and respects the communities they serve by being active citizens in a variety of philanthropic efforts conducted through the International Paper Foundation (IP Foundation) and their businesses. Their impact touches hundreds of community based non-profit organizations in the communities where their employees live and work with the goal of making people's lives better. This opportunity has a rolling deadline.
AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program https://www.aiaa.org/Secondary.aspx?id=4184
AIAA advances the state of aerospace, engineering and technical leadership. AIAA Foundation Classroom Grant Program grants will be considered twice a year - $250 for your Science and Math Programs. This opportunity has a rolling deadline.
Captain Planet Foundation Grants http://captainplanetfoundation.org/apply-for-grants/
U.S.-based schools and organizations with annual operating budgets of less than $3 million are eligible to apply for grants from the Captain Planet Foundation. Grants support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. The application deadline for this grant opportunity is February 28, 2012.
From Failure to Promise K-12 Educator's Grant http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/K-12--Educator-s-Literacy-Grant.html
Your school / organization has the opportunity to receive a $1,000 grant to create new and innovative ways to use the tenets of “From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate,” to motivate, energize and catapult your K-12 students / youth to reach their full promise in literacy, math, science or technology. To support educators, Dr. C. Moorer will award a $1,000 grant to a community-based organization, library or school with creative ideas for adopting and using “From Failure to Promise” in their curriculum. The application deadline is July 31, 2013.
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created a funding initiative called Minigrants, through which awards of $500 are given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community. The application deadline is March 15, 2013.
Lego Children’s Fund
The LEGO Children’s Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. This opportunity has a quarterly deadline – the 15th of January, April, July, October.
Raytheon to Award Grants to K-12 Teachers Nationwide to Support STEM Education
Do you know a middle- or high-school teacher who instills a love of math in students? Or an elementary-school teacher who is passionate about engineering and technology?
Raytheon’s MathMovesU® program is offering scholarships and grants to recognize K-12 teachers like these for their commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The awards are aimed at supporting teachers’ work in the classroom and fostering professional development.
Middle School and High School Teachers:
Nominations are open to recognize inspirational math teachers and coaches for their dedication to improving math education through a MathMovesU Math Hero Award. MathMovesU will honor 32 math professionals with awards of $2,500 each, along with a matching grant of $2,500 to each of their schools. The deadline for nominations is May 15, 2013.
Elementary School Teachers:
The 2013 application cycle is open for the Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program. The program will give awards of $3,000 to elementary school teachers whose applications best demonstrate innovative methods of generating student enthusiasm for engineering concepts. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.
Engineering is Elementary is a professional development program Offered through the Museum of Science, Boston. The program’s teacher training workshops and curriculum resources have reached more than 44,000 teachers and 3.9 million students.
For more information about the Math Hero Awards Program and Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program, including eligibility and submission requirements, please visit www.mathmovesu.com or www.facebook.com/MathMovesU.
Pam, thanks for re-vitalizing this thread and for contributing so many avenues for science teachers to seek grants...if teachers miss the deadlines for grants for 2012-13, they will have the information for 2013-14.
While they are not grants, they are good places to seek items for classrooms. Check out
And a lot of business in addition to those above have smaller awards like Target, McDonalds, Lowes (to name a few) that are generally geared towards specific projects.
There are also articles, archived (and upcoming) web seminars, and podcasts on the Learning Center with additional grant source and project ideas and advice on how to apply. Grants are such a great way to provide funds for innovative inquiry lessons!
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Many studies point to the under-representation of minorities in the sciences. The Community Interactions Grant supports ACS Student Chapter projects and interactions that help improve the science learning experience of African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander students, as well as economically disadvantaged students, in grades K-12.
ACS student chapters are eligible to receive up to $500 to support community interactions and projects. The ACS Undergraduate Programs Office awards ACS student chapters each year that provide K-12 minority students with enriched hands-on science activities and give ACS student members an opportunity to enhance their skills as future teachers and mentors.
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation $10,000 grants for teachers
McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation's Teacher Development Grant and Academic Enrichment Grant now open!
The Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals ...or small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking k-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities for teachers to integrate fresh strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Teachers have the opportunity to reflect and write about their projects, as well as to share their results with other teachers. The Foundation awards grants to individuals in amounts up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years, provided the eligibility requirements continue to be met.
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Foundation considers proposals that foster understanding, deepen students’ knowledge, and provide opportunities to expand awareness of the world around them.
Teacher development grants http://www.k-12schoolgrants.com/foundation-grants/McCarthey_Dressman_Education_Foundation_Teacher_Development_Grant_2013/schoolgrant_110.aspx
Academic Enrichment Grants http://www.k-12schoolgrants.com/foundation-grants/McCarthey_Dressman_Education_Foundation_Academic_Enrichment_Grants_2013/schoolgrant_112.aspx
ELIGIBILITY: Only licensed k-12 teachers employed in public or private schools are eligible to apply. GRANT DETAILS: The Teacher Development Grants provide funding to individuals or small teams of teachers in the formation and...
Dominion K-12 Educational Grant 2013-2014 for schools and educators ($10,000) now open!
Dominion is currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 academic year for grants that provide elementary and secondary educators with the tools they need to revitalize math and science programs. In the area of K-12 education, Dominion accepts grant applications, up to $10,000, to encourage the development of new programs to strengthen math and science education through the study of energy or the environment.
Public and private elementary and secondary schools and public school divisions that are registered with the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), institutions of higher education and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations are invited to apply. Grant is limited to applicants from following states: Connecticut, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, West Virginia.
To find out what they have funded in the past, click here http://www.k-12schoolgrants.com/Dominion_K-12_Educational_Grant_2013-2014/grant-award-news/grantnewslinks_92.aspx
K-12 School Grants | Dominion K-12 Educational Grant 2013-2014 k-12schoolgrants.com
ELIGIBILITY: Public and private elementary and secondary schools and public school divisions that are registered with the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), institutions of higher education and 501(c)(3)...
Science WoRx 2013 "Make My LabWoRx" Contest
Need another microscope? Running low on test tubes? No beakers left for your Bunsen burners?
Then enter the Science WoRx 2013 Make My LabWoRx challenge, where you could win up to $6,000-worth of gift certificates for lab equipment for your school!
Entering is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1) Record a two- to five-minute video of yourself performing and explaining a cool science demonstration related to health and human science.
2) Create a lesson plan to accompany your video.
3) Email your video and lesson plan to email@example.com using the official entry form!
Astellas knows that money is tight. That’s why Science WoRx (pronounced “Science Works”) hosts the Make My LabWoRx challenge to help teachers outfit their science classes with state-of-the-art lab equipment. This year, the challenge will happen in two stages: a qualifying round where teachers can participate in select regional competitions or in a national qualifying round if outside participating areas; and a finalist round on Facebook.
Winners of the qualifying rounds will win a microscope and a $1,000 gift certificate for lab equipment for their school. They’ll also automatically be entered into the finalist round on the Science WoRx Facebook page, where the teacher whose video has the most votes will win a $5,000 gift certificate for additional lab equipment for his or her school!
To enter the “Make My LabWoRx” challenge, review the eligibility criteria and instructions for how to enter below. And don’t forget to check out the Science WoRx online community forum on Facebook and Twitter, where science teachers come together to network with peers, access tools and resources and exchange ideas to advance their careers.
Good luck – and happy experimenting!
This time of year on the island of Maui at least, and possibly other islands, Monsanto makes a science grant available for secondary science teachers. Our department gets stuff every year it seems and has supplied a lot if or technology equipment and some lab equipment. I think the grant is for items between $500 and $1000.
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Need another microscope? Running low on test tubes? No beakers left for your Bunsen burners? Enter Science WoRx’s 2013 Make My LabWoRx challenge and win up to $6,000 in gift certificates for lab equipment for your school!
STEM educators reported a lack of funding and professional development for teachers as two major barriers to realization of the vision of 21st century classrooms, according to the 2011 National Survey on STEM Education. However, due to the growing need for quality STEM material and training, many federal funding sources and private foundations are placing STEM Education as a top priority for funding at all grade levels.
This free guide features information about 111+ STEM related grants, fellowships, scholarships, awards, and competitions. You can get a copy instantly, by signing up for the STEMGrants email list.
The NEA Foundation provides grants of $2,000 and $5,000 to educators for proposals that engage students in critical thinking and problem-solving that deepens their knowledge of standards-based subject matter.
Thank you, Pamela. As a new teacher, I really don't know where to begin when it comes to applying for grants for my classroom. This is such great help.
Mary Ann Ng
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Thank you for all the great information on grants! This is an awesome tool for learning more!
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Grants and funding for teachers is a yearly topic, timely too. So although may of the options may have expired, there may be annual options. Stay tuned and continue sharing.
Carolina Biological Supply has put together this list of funding opportunities
Pam, thank you for sharing this list from Carolina. It seems to be quite current.
The new HP Catalyst Academy for STEMx teachers has opened an international call for proposals seeking innovative educators who want to share with teachers around the world new tools and techniques for enhancing STEMx learning. Competitively selected organizations will receive a $16,000 (USD) grant from HP to support innovative educators to serve as HP Catalyst Academy Fellows. New Fellows will join the current cohort in creating a fresh new approach to professional learning by developing free, online mini-courses designed especially for busy STEMx teachers.
FirstEnergy Foundation's STEM Classroom Grants 2013-2014 now open!
FirstEnergy Foundation is now accepting applications for $500 STEM Classroom Grants for 2013-2014 school year.
FirstEnergy proudly supports classroom projects and teacher professional-development initiatives focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). One of the ways they support these activities is by offering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education grants of up to $500 to educators at schools and youth groups in communities served by their electric operating companies and other areas where they have facilities.
Any creative classroom project in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be considered.
Educators (Pre-Kindergarten through 12) and youth group leaders are encouraged to apply if their school or group is located in communities served by FirstEnergy’s electric operating companies
To know more about this grant program and how to apply, click here http://www.k-12schoolgrants.com/foundation-grants/FirstEnergy_Foundation_s_STEM_Classroom_Grants_2013-2014/schoolgrant_219.aspx
To know about projects they have funded in the past, click here http://www.k-12schoolgrants.com/FirstEnergy_Foundation_s_STEM_Classroom_Grants_2013-2014/grant-award-news/grantnewslinks_219.aspx
To receive alerts about this grant program, register your e-mail here http://www.k-12schoolgrants.com/foundation-grants/FirstEnergy_Foundation_s_STEM_Classroom_Grants_2013-2014/schoolgrant_219.aspx#RegisterForAlerts
Vernier 2014 NSTA Technology Award
Deadline for the 2014 award application is November 30, 2013. Download an Application »
About this Award
The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards.
The Vernier Technology Awards will recognize and reward the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. A total of seven awards will be presented:
One award at the Elementary Level (Grades K-5)
Two awards at the Middle School Level (Grades 6-8)
Three awards at the High School Level (Grades 9-12)
One award at the College Level
There are several funding threads
Here are links to others
Classroom Grant Ideas
Jean May-Brett, Louisiana State Coordinator Science Matters Network
Patagonia Grants Proposal Deadlines: August 31, 2013 Patagonia funds environmental work that approaches issues with a commitment to long-term change. Patagonia supports small, grassroots, activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. They help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues – particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection – in the public mind. [url=http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2942]Patagonia[/url] is looking for creative methods to engage communities to take action, with specific goals that go beyond education and awareness. Typical Grant Range: up to $12,000
[url=http://www.seasystem.net/cgi-bin/qsm/]Quality Science & Math Grant Program 2013-201[/url]4 Deadline September 13 Looking for a way to purchase classroom math and science materials? Are you in need of funding to support equipment for your great ideas? Wish you could implement some ideas seen during last year’s conferences or professional development training? The answer might be waiting for you through the Quality Math and Science Grant (QSM) Program.
[url=http://www.plt.org/greenworks]Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! [/url]Grants Deadline: September 30 Do you have an idea for a school/community native plant garden, a forest improvement project, a streamside restoration plan, a recycling program, or energy conservation project for your students? Need funds to implement it? Apply for a Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! grant. Grants are available in two award levels: 1) the popular and traditional GreenWorks! grants up to a maximum of $1,000 and 2) GreenWorks! grants up to $3,000 for registered PLT GreenSchools!
[url=http://captainplanetfoundation.org/]Captain Planet Foundation Grants:[/url] Deadline September 30 The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Grants are made for activities that promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities. Preferential consideration is given to requests seeking seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50% matching or in-kind funding for their projects.
[url=http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/]Lowe's Toolbox for Education:[/url] Deadline October 15 For the 2013-14 school year, the Lowe's will give priority to meeting basic necessities, with a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact, such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/cleanup projects. Any individual public K-12 school or non-profit parent group associated with that public K-12 school is eligible to apply. The requested grant amount must be between $2,000 and $5,000. The deadline is October 15; however, if 1,500 applications are received before the application deadline, then the application process will close.
EnvisionEdPlus understands that schools and non-profits continually struggle to find funding to support their programs. As a free service we provide a comprehensive list of grant opportunities available at both the national and regional level (Midwest).
Grants for 2014
Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
Start planning your 2014 entry now. The deadline for receipt of applications by NSTA for the 2014 awards is November 30, 2013.
Guidelines and Application
The Vernier Technology Awards guidelines and application information is available from the NSTA web site.
1. Win up to $75K for STEM
The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. Deadline: November 1st, 2013. For more information and details on how to apply
2. Win up to $50K for science writing
The National Association of Science Writers invites proposals from individuals or groups to apply for grants ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 for projects and programs that are designed to help science writers in their professional lives and/or to benefit the field of science writing. Proposals can serve non-members as well as members. We encourage creative thinking, thus the guidelines for these proposals are consciously broad. Deadline: November 15th, 2013. For more information and details on how to apply,
3. Five awards of $4,500 for STEM educators
This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. A total of 5 awardees will be selected annually. Each awardee will receive up to $1,500 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA national conference and be part of a STEM share-a-thon workshop, a $1,000 monetary gift, and a $2000 certificate for Pasco Scientific products. Deadline: November 30th, 2013. For more information and details on how to apply, .
James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching
The award recognizes, encourages, and stimulates outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the United States, its possessions or territories, at the national level. Any individual, except a member of the award selection committee or currently enrolled student of the nominee, may submit one nomination or support form in any given year. The nominee must be actively engaged in the teaching of chemistry in a high school (grades 9–12).
The award consists of $5,000, a certificate, and up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting. A certificate will also be provided to the recipient's institution for display. Click here for more information.
N-Visioning a Brighter Future Grant Program
Sponsored by Westinghouse, the program awards grants to U.S. K–12 schools that want their students to learn more about science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) through a hands-on project. Three schools will be awarded grants of $3,000—$1,000 to complete their projects and $2,000 for the schools' science department needs—for any creative project dealing with STEM. Preference will go to projects that involve students directly, incorporate community resources, or use interdisciplinary or team-teaching strategies. Click here for more information about the program.
The Captain Planet Foundation funds and supports hands-on environmental projects for students. Its objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower students around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their local communities. Grant amounts range from $250 to $2,500. Deadlines for submitting grant applications are September 30 and January 31. For more information
Get your students excited about chemistry with the You Be The Chemist Challenge®—a free, national academic competition for grade 5-8 students. The Challenge was created by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing science and chemistry education. The Challenge tests students' knowledge of chemistry concepts, scientific theories, and laboratory safety in an engaging, interactive format. Local and state competitions occur in the spring and the top student from each state (together with one educator!) receives an expenses-paid trip to the national competition in Philadelphia, June 22, 2015.
To find out how your school can get involved, please complete our inquiry form, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703-527-6223.
NSTA Teacher Awards offers a variety of awards/grants for teachers K-16. Most include expense money to attend the national conference. Find you niche in the awards portfolio, whether you are a new teacher or one with experience, there are multiple award offerings that can assist you in attending the Chicago conference, help you with your professional development goals, and be recognized for what you are doing for your students.
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This is an amazing thread!! So much information that we can use in order to help grow our science labs, students and ourselves. Thank You so much!
This is an amazing thread!! So much information that we can use in order to help grow our science labs, students and ourselves. Thank You so much!
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