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Professional Development Grants for Math and Science Teachers

Tue, Dec 4, 2018 @ 10:12 AM / by Vickie Garton-Gundling posted in federal education grants, government grants, grants for stem, grant, grants for teachers, steam, stem education grants, steam education grants, grants for steam, teacher development grants, grants for teacher development

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It is well known the United States ranks much lower in science and math education outcomes than many other countries (Pew Research Center, 2017). As a result, government entities, national organizations, businesses, and private foundations are investing funding for teacher professional development so today’s educators can better train tomorrow’s innovators in the fields of science and math. Below is just a sampling of the myriad of grants available for professional development for science and math teachers.

General STEM Professional Development Grants

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation: Learning and Leadership Grants

Though the NEA Learning and Leadership Grants are offered to teachers in any field, at present the NEA states it will give preference to teachers who seek funds to travel to professional development events for STEM fields or “global competence” improvement. Applicants must be current NEA members working at a public institution, and either groups or individuals may apply. In additional to educational groups and teachers, other educational professionals—such as bus drivers, custodial staff, and food service staff—are also encouraged to apply. Awards are for either $2,000 or $5,000, and there are three deadlines each year: February 1st, June 1st, and October 15th.

U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science: Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

This grant / fellowship provides funding for K-12 teachers to gain real-world professional development by working at a Federal agency or Congressional office for eleven months. Participants have the opportunity to affect national education policies while learning valuable information about the latest innovations in their educational fields. To be eligible, teachers must be U.S. citizens who are currently employed as a STEM educator at a U.S. public or private school. Additionally, all applicants must have at least five full years of STEM teaching experience. For the full eligibility requirements, see the Eligibility section of the FAQs.  The application period is typically mid-August to mid-November, and this year’s deadline for the 2019-2020 term is November 15th, 2018.

Science Professional Development Grants

The National Weather Association Foundation (NWAF): Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants

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Grants for Art and Music Education

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 @ 12:09 PM / by Lauren Albright posted in educational grants, 501(c)(3), funding sources, grants for art education, art instruction, music grants, grants for new music instruments, schol grants, grants for music education, art education grant, grants for the arts, art grant, arts grants, school grant, youth education, arts, at risk youth, youth grants, disadvantaged youth, disadvantaged youth grants, art grants, music education grants, grants for youth, grants for at risk youth, grant, grant proposal, steam, steam education grants, grants for children, performing arts

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Grants for Art and Music Education

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
–Hans Christian Andersen

“A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.”
-Eugene Ionesco

It is well established that art and music education help students develop and excel in many important physical, mental, and social learning aspects.
Yet these education programs are often the first on the chopping block when federal, state, and school organizations struggle with dwindling education budgets. For those schools and teachers struggling to maintain crucial art and music programs due to financial constraints, grants are one of many great resources for support.

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The National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funds new and existing projects that promote the arts. NEA grants are available to non-profit organizations, state or local government agencies, school districts, and federally-recognized tribal communities or tribes; all applicant entities must have at least a three-year prior history of arts programming.

Two of the NEA’s four annual grants are currently open for the 2018 cycle: 

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STEM/STEAM Grants

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 11:03 AM / by Tammi Hughes posted in education, education funds, STEAM funding, STEAM grants, educational funding, education grants, education funding, educational grants, STEM, STEM grants, education grant, grants for stem, steam, stem education grants, steam education grants, grants for steam

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According to the National Center for College and Career Transitions, about 20 percent of careers - in fact, many of the fastest growing ones - require proficiency in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Add in the area of Arts education, and STEAM is now at the forefront of education as well. Below are some grants that will help fund STEAM and STEM in schools across the country.

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