Got funding troubles? These grants can help your school or district sustain important initiatives
School leaders consistently identify high costs and shrinking budgets as a top barrier to implementing new technology tools and programs.
And while budget woes won’t improve overnight, schools and districts can boost their available funds with grants that are targeted to different areas of need.
Want to support science teachers or encourage engineering? Do you need to promote STEM learning opportunities? Or maybe you want to extend opportunities for partnerships between K-12 and the science community.
Look no further. We’ve got 7 grant opportunities to meet various levels of funding needs.
1. NSTA’s Distinguished Teaching Awards program honors NSTA members who are teachers that have made extraordinary contributions to the field of science teaching. Deadline: Dec. 17, 2018
2. The Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers provides selected K–12 teachers (up to 25) in their first five years of teaching with funds to attend the annual National Conference on Science Education. Award recipients will be mentored, tracked, and provided with continuing opportunities for meaningful involvement with NSTA and its activities. To be eligible, a teacher must be within the first five years full-time at the time of application and be an NSTA member in good standing; to the extent possible, recipients must have been a student member of NSTA as a preservice teacher. Deadline: Dec. 17, 2018
3. The DiscoverE Collaboration Grants program facilitates collaboration within the engineering community to engage youth, particularly underserved K-12 students, with hands-on learning experiences and events that inspire an interest and understanding of engineering. Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.