STEM Research Grant Eligibility
Eligibility for STEM Research Grants varies by year, but in almost all cases, it requires participation or expressed interest in other Society for Science & the Public Programs. Here are some ways to increase the likelihood that you will be eligible:
Sign up for the Research Teachers Conference Lottery
The Society hosts two conferences for teachers who are interested in supporting students in authentic research projects. These conferences are for full-time middle and high school teachers and they are all-expenses-paid. Even if you are not able to make the conference dates, it is still a great idea to sign up for the lottery so that you are eligible for special opportunities throughout the year. One such opportunity might be the opportunity to apply for a STEM Research Grant
Mentor a Student in entering a Society Competition
The Society produces Broadcom MASTERS, the International Science and Engineering Fair, and the Regeneron Science Talent Search. Frequently teachers who are listed in student applications are eligible for special opportunities. Mentoring students in these competitions may lead to future eligibility for STEM Research Grants
Express Interest in Science News in High Schools
Teachers who are part of the Science News in High Schools program not only receive the magazine and educator guides for free for their school, but they are also invited to be part of an online educator community and are eligible for special opportunities. This sometimes includes eligibility for STEM Research Grants.
Apply to the Advocate Grant Program
Teachers who apply to the Advocate Grant Program show an interest in supporting underserved students in STEM research competitions. These applicants are also eligible for special opportunities, which sometimes includes eligibility for STEM Research Grants.