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Providing small grants to innovative nonprofit organizations led by social entrepreneurs and to teachers leading students in scientific research to expand STEM experiences and student research opportunities for young people.
These two grant opportunities are offered to innovative organizations and science research teachers. The Society awards grants of up to $5,000 for both the Action and the Research Grant programs.
Any eligible nonprofit organization may apply for the STEM Action Grant program; the STEM Research Grant application is by invitation. Eligibility for STEM Research Grants is limited and changes each award period. Those eligible will be notified via email. Read more below for information on how you could possibly become eligible in the future.
The STEM Research Grant Application is now open for any full-time teachers who have had a student enter an ISEF-affiliated fair in the last 3 years! If you are uncertain if your fair is ISEF affiliated, please use this link to find your local fair.
If your school has received this grant in the last 3 years, you are not eligible to reapply (except starter grant recipients of $1,000 from 2019).
Grants may be put towards:
Preference will be given to:
The 2019 recipients represent 23 states. The following teachers received STEM Research Grants to fund equipment and other programming:
Congratulations to these teachers and the students they support in independent science research projects!
The STEM Research Grant Program is supported, in part, through funding provided by Regeneron.
The Society aims to fund innovative organizations that support community based STEM projects, and whose work supports our mission. The Society’s prestigious middle and high school STEM competitions, and the award-winning journalism produced by our Science News Media Group, have lead countless individuals toward STEM fields over the past 75 years.
The Society is interested in supporting organizations that:
The Society is proud to support the following organizations in 2019:
The application will open again in Spring 2020.
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