Society for Science & the Public: STEM Grant ApplicationsPlease read below for more information about these two grant opportunities, offered to innovative organizations and science research teachers. The Society will award grants of up to $5,000 for both the Action and the Research Grant programs.
STEM Action Grant Program (applications are currently closed for this grant)
The Society aims to fund innovative non-profit 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 led countless individuals toward STEM fields since 1921.
The Society is interested in supporting organizations that:
- are mission-driven and whose goals align with the Society’s
- advocate for the general public’s increased understanding of STEM fields with the goal of producing a science-literate society
- aim to spark lifelong interest in and appreciation for STEM fields through unique programming, increased accessibility and exposure to science
- aim to increase participation of underrepresented populations in STEM fields
STEM Research Grant Program - (applications are currently closed for this grant)
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 these grants is limited (see below). Please email email@example.com if you have questions.
Grants may be put towards:
- Equipment or other experimental materials needed to complete student research projects
- Travel or other expenses necessary to allow students to complete the research itself
- Full-time teachers who have directly mentored students in entering one of the domestic ISEF-affiliated science fairs in the last three years. To find out if the fair your students entered is an ISEF-affilliated fair, check here.
- Teachers at schools that are composed of at least 25% low income students or 25% students of underrepresented ethnicity in STEM (African American, Latino, Native Alaskan/American/Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander (Melanesian, Micronesian, or Polynesian), according to NCES data.
- Schools that have not received this grant in the past three years.
- Support the largest number or percentage of underserved students.
- Demonstrate long-term use of equipment and show a plan for sustainability beyond the current school year.
- Demonstrate an effort to broaden the reach of their grants by partnering with other schools or sharing their research with younger students.