• Grant Opportunities for 2016-2017 

     
     
    Grant:   Kids Gardening.org

    Purpose:  Provides support for youth garden programs

    Funds: Varies

    Deadline:  Varies

    Websitehttp://grants.kidsgardening.org/

     

    Grant:   National Science Foundation

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

    Funds:  Varies.

    Deadline: Varies

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

     

    GrantWe Are Teachers – Various Grants and Contests

    Purpose: With districts everywhere facing budget cuts, we’re more dedicated than ever to help teachers get the resources they need.

    Funds:  Cash, iPods, etc.

    Deadline:  Varies

    Websitehttp://www.weareteachers.com/grants-contests/grants/how-do-you-blend-digital-devices-with-hands-on-tools-in-your-science-classroom/

     

    GrantLowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation – Community Partners Grant

    Purpose:  Projects should fall into one of the following categories: technology upgrades, building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, and safety improvements.

    Funds:  Grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000. A large majority of grants will be given in the $2,000 to $5,000 range. Most projects fall between $10,000 and $25,000. Critical need projects over $25,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Deadline:  The fall cycle will be open August 6, 2017 and closed September 28, 2017.

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

     

    GrantProject Learning Tree Green Works!

    Purpose:  Do you have an idea for an environmental improvement project that will improve/restore natural habitats?

    Funds:  Up to $1,000

    Deadline:  September 30, 2016

    Websitehttp://www.plt.org/applyforagrant

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation

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

    Funds:  up to $1,000

    Deadline:  October 1, 2016

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

     

    GrantTarget Field Trip Grants

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

    Funds:  $700

    Deadline:  We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and 11:59pm October 1.

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

     

    GrantNational Education Association (NEA) 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:  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 individual, $5,000 for group

    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:  October 28, 2016

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

     

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

    Purpose:  To recognize educators for 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

     

    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:  November 30, 2016

    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:  November 30, 2016

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

     

    Grant:   NSTA – PASCO STEM Educator Awards

    Purpose:  This award recognizes excellence and innovation in the field of STEM education at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.

    Funds:  Each awardee will receive up to $1,000 to cover travel expenses to attend the NSTA National Conference and be part of a STEM share-a-thon workshop, a $500 monetary gift, and a $5,000 certificate for PASCO scientific products.

    Deadline:  November 30, 2016

    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 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:  November 30, 2016

    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:  November 30, 2016

    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:  November 30, 2016

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

     

    Grant: Discovery PreK-12 (DRK-12)

    Purpose: This program supports projects looking to address immediate challenges facing PreK-12 STEM teaching, learning, and assessment. It is primarily concentrated on research and development to inform formal STEM education.

    Funds:  Approximately 35-45 awards will be granted Anticipated Funding Amount: $50,000,000.

    Deadline:            December 5, 2016

    Website: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2015/nsf15592/nsf15592.htm

     

    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:  Opens November 3, 2016 and closes December 5, 2016

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

     

    Grant:   Kids Gardening – 2017 Youth Garden Grant

    Purpose: Provides youth garden programs with gardening supplies, curriculum, and funding for soil amendments and plants to help create engaging nutrition and gardening experiences.

    Funds:  (5) $750 Grand Prize package; (15) $500 award packages

    Deadline:  December 15, 2016

    Websitehttp://kidsgardening.org/garden-grants/

     

    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:  January 9, 2017

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

     

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

    Purpose:  IRA 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, 2017

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

     

    Grant:   ILA - Award for Technology and Reading

    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, 2017

    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 15,2017

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

     

     

    GrantILA – Esther Zolt Teacher Research Grant

    Purpose:  The study should be conducted by a teacher who is implementing In2Books or an ePals project, and the Common Core State Standards with exceptional innovation and rigor, leading to the development of curious and independent learners. 

    Funds: $2,500

    Deadline:  January 15, 2017

    Websitehttps://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, 2017

    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.

    Funds:  $2,500

    Deadline:  February 1, 2017

    Websitehttp://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslawards/innovativereadinggrant/aaslreading

     

    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 Charitable and Educational Foundation

    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. Most projects fall between $10,000 and $25,000. Critical need projects over $25,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Deadline:  February 9, 2017 (the spring cycle will be open December 19, 2016)

    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:  Application is available each October and deadline is February 28, 2016

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

     

    GrantEzra Jack Keats Minigrants

    Purpose:  Libraries that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community.

    Funds:  $500

    Deadline:  March 15, 2017

    Website:  http://www.ezra-jack-keats.org

     

    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:  (1) Grand Prize of $5,000; (3) winners of a prize valued at $2,500; (10) winners will receive award packages valued a t $1,000.

    Deadline:  April 12, 2017

    Website:  https://www.kidsgardening.org/2017-carton-2-garden-contest/ 0

     

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

    Purpose:  To support ideas that transform classroom learning and reveal the wonders of chemistry.

    Funds:  Up to $1,500

    Deadline:  April 14, 2017 (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, 2017

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

     

    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/educators/grant-programs/student-achievement-grants/

     

     

     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/educators/grant-programs/learningandleadership/

     

    GrantToshiba America Foundation Grant

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

    Funds:  over $5,000

    Deadline:  August 1, 2017 and February 1

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