Who We Are
What We Do
"You see their projects and think: These kids are going to change the world."
— Denise Signorelli, Ph.D.
Who We Are
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.
Please read below for more information about these two grants opportunities, 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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funds will be distributed three times per year.
Applications for the STEM Action and Research Grants are now closed. Awardees will be announced on June 1, 2017. Both awardees and those not selected will receive an email on this day, notifying them of their status.
To be notified when the next application opens for STEM Action Grants, please sign up here.
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 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 was proud to sponsor these incredible organizations in 2016:
The Society aims to support school-based science research programs, by providing one-time grants to teachers who are leading students in authentic research projects. Eligibility for STEM Research Grants is typically dependent upon prior involvement or expressed interest in the Society’s programs. Here are ways you can get involved:
Grants may be put towards:
Preference will be given to: