• Grant/Award Opportunities

     

    Grant:   KidsGardening.org 

    Purpose:  KidsGardening.org offers various grant opportunities that provide support for youth garden programs.

    Funds: Varies

    Deadline:  Varies – see website.

    Websitehttp://grants.kidsgardening.org/

     

    Grant:   KidsGardening.org

    Purpose: KidsGardening.org also has 20 additional youth garden grant opportunities that they are not affiliated with at the link below.

    Funds:  Varies

    Deadline:  Varies – see website.

    Websitehttps://www.kidsgardening.org/grant-opportunities/

     

    Grant:   National Science Foundation

    Purpose:  There are several special programs for K-12 Educators.

    Funds:  Varies

    Deadline: Varies – see website.

    Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=4

     

    GrantLowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation – Community Partners Grant

    Purpose:  Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.

    Funds:  Grant requests can range from $2,001 to $100,000.

    Deadline:  August 25, 2017 (The fall cycle will open July 3, 2017.)

    Websitehttp://responsibility.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/

     

    Grant: National Science Foundation Special Programs for K-12 Educators

    Purpose: There are funding opportunities that provide either direct (from NSF) or indirect (from an award institution) funding.

    Funds:  Varies

    Deadline: See website for specifics (Deadlines start as early as August 29, 2017.)

    Website: https://www.nsf.gov/funding/education.jsp?fund_type=4

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12

    Purpose:  To support projects that advance science and math teaching in grades 6-12.

    Funds:  Separated into two categories less than $5,000 and more than $5,000.

    Deadline:  Less than $5,000 - deadlines are September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1. More than $5,000 - deadlines are June 1 and November 1.

    Websitehttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_apply.jsp

     

     

    GrantWe Are Teachers – Recycle – Good Planets are Hard to Find

    Purpose: Get your students pumped up to recycle by joining PepsiCo’s Recycle Rally. Set recycling goals to increase recycling and track progress.

    Funds: $100 Amazon Gift Card.

    Deadline:  September 17, 2017

    Websitehttps://www.weareteachers.com/contest/

     

    GrantLowe’s Toolbox for Education – Fall Cycle

    Purpose:  Projects should fall into one of the following categories: technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements.

    Funds:  Grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000.

    Deadline:  September 29, 2017 (The fall cycle will be open August 7, 2017.)

    Websitehttp://responsibility.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/

     

    GrantProject Learning Tree Green Works!

    Purpose:  Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! Grants up to $1000 to schools for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, or restore a natural habitat, for example. Applicants must have attended a PLT workshop, either in person or online.

    Funds:  Up to $1,000.

    Deadline:  September 30, 2017

    Websitehttp://www.plt.org/applyforagrant

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grades K-5

    Purpose:  To support projects that advance science and math teaching in grades K-5.

    Funds:  Up to $1,000.

    Deadline:  October 1, 2017

    Websitehttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/k5_apply.jsp

     

    GrantTarget Field Trip Grants

    Purpose:  Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide.

    Funds:  $700

    Deadline:  October 1 - grant applications are accepted between noon CST Aug. 1 and 11:59pm.

    Websitehttps://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/grants/field-trip-grants

     

    GrantNational Education Association (NEA) Foundation: Student Achievement Grant

    Purpose:  The NEA Foundation supports new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Their goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. Applicants must be NEA members. Grant funds may be used for resource materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, technology, or scholars-in-residence. Although some funds may be used to support the professional development necessary to implement the project, the majority of funds must be spent on materials or educational experiences for students.

    Funds:  $2,000 and $5,000

    Deadline:  October 15, February 1, and June 1 each year

    Websitehttp://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/     

    GrantNEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grant

    Purpose:  Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty/staff new to an assignment. Applicants must be NEA members.

    Funds:  $2,000 for individuals and $5,000 for groups.

    Deadline:  October 15, February 1, and June 1 each year

    Websitehttp://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/    

     

    GrantJoan Lavine Keats Social Justice Institute of the Koppelman Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center at Rider University

    Purpose:  K-12 grade teachers who are concerned with confronting prejudice and furthering social justice through the study of the Holocaust or other genocides in their curriculum are legible for teaching grants.

    Funds:  $400

    Deadline:  Approximately October 28, 2017.

    Websitehttp://www.rider.edu/offices-services/holocaust/genocide-resource-center/joan-lavine-keats-social-justice-institute

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12

    Purpose:  To support projects that advance science and math teaching in grades 6-12.

    Funds:  Separated into two categories less than $5,000 and more than $5,000.

    Deadline:  More than $5,000 - deadlines are November 1 and June 1. Less than $5,000 - deadlines are December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1.

    Websitehttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_apply.jsp

     

    Grant:   The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Educator Achievement Award

    Purpose:  The award recognizes up to seven outstanding educators for their contributions to the continued study of mathematics, science, and related technical studies among America’s youth.

    Funds:  TBD

    Deadline:  November 15, 2017 (Odd numbered years only.)

    Websitehttps://www.aiaa.org/secondary.aspx?id=766

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12

    Purpose:  To support projects that advance science and math teaching in grades 6-12.

    Funds:  Separated into two categories less than $5000 and more than $5000.

    Deadline:  Less than $5,000 - deadlines are December 1, March 1, June 1, and September 1. More than $5,000 - deadlines are June 1 and November 1.

    Websitehttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_apply.jsp

     

    GrantAnnie’s Grants for Gardens

    Purpose:  Grant is open to schools and programs that connect children directly to gardening. Funds can be used to buy gardening tools, seeds or other needed supplies.

    Funds:  $

    Deadline:  December 5, 2017 (Opens approximately November 3, 2017.)

    Website: http://www.annies.com/giving-back/school-gardens/grants-for-gardens/grant-faqs 

     

    GrantNational Science Teachers Association (NSTA) – “Angela” Award

    Purpose:  This award honors one female student in grades 5–8 who has a strong connection to science.

    Funds:  $1,000 US EE Savings Bond or Canadian Savings Bond purchased for the equivalent issue price.

    Deadline:  December 15, 2017

    Websitehttp://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx?lid=abt

     

    GrantNSTA – Ron Mardigian Memorial Biotechnology Explorer Award

    Purpose:  This award will recognize and reward an outstanding high school teacher who has made biotechnology learning accessible to the classroom.

    Funds:  The award will consist of $1,000 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference and $750 in Bio-Rad products.

    Deadline:  December 15, 2017

    Websitehttp://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx?lid=abt

     

    GrantNSTA – Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers

    Purpose:  This award honors one elementary school teacher (with a minimum of five years teaching experience) who has established (or is establishing) an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based lesson plan.

    Funds:  The award consists of $1,000 and up to $500 to attend the NSTA National Conference on Science Education.

    Deadline:  December 15, 2017

    Website: http://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx?lid=abt

     

    GrantNSTA – Vernier Technology Awards

    Purpose:  This award will recognize and reward the innovative use of data collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom.

    Funds:  Each award will consist of $1,500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference, $1,000 in cash for the teacher, and $3,000 in Vernier products.

    Deadline:  December 15, 2017

    Websitehttp://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx?lid=abt

     

    GrantNSTA – Distinguished Service to Science Education Awards

    Purpose:  These awards honor NSTA members who, through active leadership and scholarly endeavor over a significant period of time, have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of education in the sciences and science teaching.

    Funds:  3 nights’ hotel accommodation and up to $500 towards expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference.

    Deadline:  December 15, 2017

    Websitehttp://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx?lid=abt

     

    GrantNational Science Teachers Association (NSTA) – Shell Science Teaching Award

    Purpose:  This award recognizes one outstanding classroom science teacher (K–12) who has had a positive impact on his/her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching.

    Funds:  $10,000 and an all-expense paid trip to attend NSTA’s National Conference; two finalists will also receive all-expense-paid trips to the conference.

    Deadline:  December 15, 2017

    Website: https://www.nsta.org/about/awards.aspx#shell

     

    GrantInternational Literacy Association (ILA) - Helen M. Robinson Grant

    Purpose:  ILA member doctoral students apply for grants to assist at the early stages of dissertation research in the areas of reading and literacy. Must be a current member of IRA.

    Funds:  $1,200

    Deadline:  January 15, 2018

    Websitehttps://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants 

     

    Grant:   ILA - Technology and Literacy Award

    Purpose:  Honors K-12 teachers who are making an innovative contribution to the use of technology in reading education.

    Funds: One grand prize winner and seven regional winners.

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    Website: https://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants 

     

    Grant:   ILA – Erwin Zolt Curriculum Excellence Award

    Purpose:  ILA members apply for this award to honor exceptional design and execution of a curriculum unit based on In2Books or an e-Pals project and the Common Core State Standards, inspiring students to transform knowledge into creative action.

    Funds:  $2,500

    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    Website: https://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants  

     

    GrantILA – Nila Banton Smith Award

    Purpose:  Teachers apply for this award for outstanding leadership in translating theory and current research into practice in developing content area literacy.

    Funds:  $800

    Deadline:  January 15, 2018

    Websitehttps://www.literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants 

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grant

    Purpose:  To support projects that advance science and math teaching in grades 6-12.

    Funds:  Over $5,000.

    Deadline:  February 1, 2017 and August 1

    Websitehttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_grants.jsp

     

    GrantAmerican Association of School Librarians (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant

    Purpose:  The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children which motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. Applicant must be a personal member of AASL. There are other grants available on this website.

    Funds:  $2,500

    Deadline:  February 1, 2018

    Websitehttp://www.ala.org/aasl/awards

     

     

    GrantNEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grant

    Purpose:  To improve the academic achievement of students in any subject area. The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habit of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Applicants must be NEA members.

    Funds:  $2,000 and $5,000

    Deadline:  February 1, June 1, and October 15 each year

    Websitehttp://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/  

     

    GrantNEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grant

    Purpose:  Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty/staff new to an assignment. Applicants must be NEA members.

    Funds:  $2,000 for individual, $5,000 for group.

    Deadline:  February 1, June 1, and October 15 each year

    Websitehttp://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/  

     

    GrantLowe’s Toolbox for Education – Spring Cycle

    Purpose:  Projects should fall into one of the following categories: technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements.

    Funds:  Grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000.

    Deadline:  Approximately February 10, 2018 (The spring cycle will be open December 19, 2017.)

    Websitehttp://responsibility.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/

     

    GrantLemelson-MIT Program InvenTeams

    Purpose:  Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing.

    Funds:  Up to $10,000.

    Deadline:  February 28, 2018 (Application is available each October.)

    Websitehttp://web.mit.edu/inventeams/apply.html

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12

    Purpose:  To support projects that advance science and math teaching in grades 6-12

    Funds:  Separated into two categories less than $5000 and more than $5000.

    Deadline:  Less than $5,000 - deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1. More than $5,000 - deadlines are June 1 and November 1.

    Websitehttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_apply.jsp

     

    GrantEzra Jack Keats Minigrants

    Purpose:  This grant offers funding and the opportunity to design and implement a creative program for your school or library.

    Funds:  $500

    Deadline:  March 31, 2018

    Website:  http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/section/ezra-jack-keats-mini-grant-program-for-public-libraries-public-schools/

     

    GrantKids Gardening – Carton 2 Gardening 2017

    Purpose:  Winners will be selected based on their implementation of an innovative garden creation featuring creative and sustainable uses for repurposed milk and juice cartons.

    Funds: $5,000 Grand Prize; 3 winners of a prize valued at $2500; 10 winners will receive award packages valued at $1,000.

    Deadline:  Approximately April 12, 2018.

    Website:  https://www.kidsgardening.org/2017-carton-2-garden-contest/

     

    GrantAmerican Chemical Society (ACS) – Hach High School Chemistry Grant

    Purpose:  To support ideas that transform classroom learning and reveal the wonders of chemistry. This grant provides funding for laboratory equipment and supplies, instructional materials, professional development, student-conducted field studies, and student-led science outreach events.

    Funds:  Up to $1,500.

    Deadline:  Approximately April 14, 2018 (Application available on February 1.)

    Websitehttps://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards.html  

     

    GrantVoya Unsung Heroes Awards Program

    Purpose:  To fund innovative classroom projects.

    Funds:  $5,000 to $25,000

    Deadline:  April 30, 2018

    Websitehttp://corporate.voya.com/corporate-responsibility/community-investment/childrens-education/voya-unsung-heroes

     

    GrantLowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation – Community Partners Grant

    Purpose:  Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.

    Funds:  Grant requests can range from $2,001 to $100,000.

    Deadline:  May 12, 2018 (The spring cycle will open approximately March 20, 2018.)

    Websitehttp://responsibility.lowes.com/apply-for-a-grant/

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grades 6-12

    Purpose:  To support projects that advance science and math teaching in grades 6-12

    Funds:  Separated into two categories less than $5,000 and more than $5,000.

    Deadline:  ≤ $5,000 - deadlines are June 1, Sept. 1, Dec. 1 and March 1 and ≥ $5,000 - deadlines are June 1 and Nov. 1.

    Websitehttp://www.toshiba.com/taf/612_apply.jsp

     

    GrantNEA Foundation: Student Achievement Grant

    Purpose:  To improve the academic achievement of students in any subject area. The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habit of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Applicants must be NEA members.

    Funds:  $2,000 and $5,000

    Deadline:  June 1, October 15, and February 1 each year

    Websitehttp://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/

     

    GrantNEA Foundation: Learning & Leadership Grant

    Purpose:  Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research. Grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty/staff new to an assignment. Applicants must be NEA members.

    Funds:  $2,000 for individual, $5,000 for group.

    Deadline:  June 1, October 15, and February 1 each year

    Websitehttp://www.neafoundation.org/pages/grants-to-educators/