STEM & STEAM Grant Opportunities
NOTE: This list includes archived grant opportunities; not all opportunities are currently available. However, many funding opportunities are cyclical, so it would be in your best interest to keep closed opportunities in mind for future funding needs.
Please remember these are just a select few of the many grant opportunities available for STEM education funding. If you are interested in joining our free Watch List for STEM and STEAM grants, please fill out the form to the right.
The American Honda Foundation (AHF) has awarded more than $27 million since 1984. The foundation’s mission is to provide American society with funding in the areas of youth and scientific education, and grants are awarded to nonprofits that provide communities with long-term benefits. Funding priority is given to youth education in the areas of STEM subjects, the environment, job training, and literacy. Nonprofit organizations classified as 501(c)(3), public and private schools or school districts, universities, and colleges are eligible to apply. Grants range from $20,000-$75,000 over a one-year period, and organizations can submit only one grant request in a 12-month period. There are four deadlines for submission in each calendar year: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1. All grant applications should be submitted online, but support materials can be submitted via mail.
The Vernier/NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Technology Awards gives seven grants of $5,500 to promote innovative use of data-collection technology in the classroom by using graphing calculators, computers, or other handheld device. Of the money awarded, $1,000 is in cash for the teacher, $3,000 is in Vernier Products, and up to $1,500 is allocated toward expenses for attending the NSTA National Convention, which is held annually. Science teachers of grades K-12 and college and who have not previously won the award at their school are eligible to apply.
Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards are meant to promote STEM and Computer Science (CS) education. Grants are awarded to organizations that provide STEM or CS enrichment programs to K-12 and university students. Awards range between $5,000 - $25,000, and many countries around the world are eligible to apply for the grants. Applications are available annually. The 2013 RISE application period is closed, but it would be wise to start planning for the 2014 funding year.