Technology has consumed the world around us, and as a result, there is a large movement to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. Many corporations and other entities are awarding lots of grant money in these areas. In this blog article, we will highlight a select few of the countless STEM grant opportunities. If you are interested in obtaining funding for STEM education, contact us for a free consultation. We have the experts and resources necessary to make you successful in reaching your funding goals.
The American Honda Foundation
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. For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the AHF website.
Deadline: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1
The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards
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. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the Vernier/NSTA website.
Deadline: November 30, 2012
Google RISE Awards
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. For more information on Google RISE Awards, see the program’s webpage.
Deadline: Currently closed; next one expected in fall of 2013
Again, these are examples of only some of the many STEM grants available. For more STEM funding sources or for information on how you can secure the most amount of STEM funding, contact a grant expert today. Our consultations are always free.
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