GRANTS

Grant funding for education is imperative to the success of every STEM lab

Finding grant opportunities and information about possible funders, however, can be extremely daunting. The good news is there are dozens of grant funding for education resources available and we here at AET Labs are actively searching to identify opportunities to support our customer’s educational needs. With a particular focus on STEM technologies, we have compiled a list of grant opportunities available to educators and institutions from K-12 to Higher Ed in New England. Please refer to grant websites for updates on application deadlines.

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National STEM Grants

American Honda Foundation

Provides grants to schools and nonprofits with a focus on youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy. The grant range is from $20,000-$75,000 in a 12-month period.

The Braitmayer Foundation

Interested in grant proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States with a particular interest in curricular and school reform initiatives and the preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers. Awards are up to $35,000.

The Captain Planet Foundation

Grants support high-quality, solution-based programs that embrace STEM learning and empower youth to become local & global environmental change-makers.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics educators at high schools and non-profit educational organizations are eligible for this grant. Lemelsom-MIT InvenTeams® are groups of high school students, educators and mentors that invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. Every year, up to 15 teams receive up to $10,000 each.

National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Grant

With a focus on two-year Institutions of Higher Education, the Advanced Technological Education program supports the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy. 

OMRON Foundation

Offers funding to education nonprofits from elementary education to college education with a focus on engineering, science, mathematics, and technology. Awards can range from $250 to $100,000 or higher.

PPG Foundation

Supports educational initiatives that help communities meet today’s demands for a skilled workforce by promoting achievement and employment in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math, with a particular focus on academic and career achievement in fields such as Collision Repair, Color Science, Ceramic Engineering, Chemistry, and Material Science.

Project Lead the Way

The PLTW Grant Program provides PreK-12 districts and schools with competitive grants to support the implementation or expansion of PLTW programs through partnerships with leading organizations across the country.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

A nationwide contest designed to boost interest and proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math, and challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their communities. Prize packages range from $15,000 to $130,000

Sony

Grants support the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce.

SPIE Education Outreach Grants Program

Provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. Award maximum is $5,000.

Toshiba American Foundation

Offers grants to teachers who are passionate about making STEM more engaging for their students in grades 6-12. Grant requests are accepted for projects over and under $5,000.

W. R. Grace  Foundation

Contributes to programs and projects that improve the quality of life in the most impactful ways possible with a focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and basic needs, such as food, shelter, first aid, and healthcare.


Education Grants for Massachusetts

Amgen

Awards grants to nonprofit organizations that enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education based initiatives, environmental programs, social services, as well as culture and arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich communities. Focus on the Greater Boston Area, Middlesex, and Suffolk Counties and Rhode Island. Grants range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar commitments.

Applied Materials

Provides funding to organizations providing programs and services in the following focus areas: Education, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Environment, and Girls Empowerment. This grant prioritizes needs in neighborhoods near their facilities, which includes Gloucester.

Biogen Foundation

Their grant-making programs focus on access to hands-on science education, teacher development opportunities in science, college readiness and support, and basic social needs. Helps communities in which Biogen facilities are located, which includes Cambridge, Waltham, and Weston.

Boston Scientific Foundation

Supports programs focused on improving STEM educational opportunities and academic development for K-12 students who are economically disadvantaged. Must target the needs of economically disadvantaged populations within 60 miles of Cambridge, Marlborough, or Quincy.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation

Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Boston.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center: Bits to Bytes

Provides grants for scientific projects that generate and analyze large datasets to answer pressing life science questions, and to attract and train data scientists in the Commonwealth. Awards will be approximately $750,000 to support work and equipment.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center: Novel Therapeutics Delivery

Fosters the development of novel technologies and techniques for the delivery of existing or innovative therapies by working at the intersection of engineering, biology, chemistry, and medicine. Awards will be approximately $750,000 to support work and equipment.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center: Research Infrastructure Program

Provides grants for capital projects that support the life sciences ecosystem in Massachusetts by enabling and supporting life sciences research and development in the Commonwealth. Awards will support capital projects, ranging from $1.5-5M.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center: STEM Equipment and Professional Development Grant Program

The STEM Equipment and Professional Development Grant Program helps to further advance and expand life sciences education at Massachusetts public high schools and middle schools through the implementation of project and inquiry-based curriculum. Can request funding for up to $200,000 for capital expenses and up to $40,000 for professional development.

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center: Women's Health Program

Supports collaborative projects that aim to improve the discovery, technical innovation, and/or analysis of datasets to answer pressing life sciences questions around women's health. Awards will be approximately $750,000 to support data generation and equipment.

Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program

Awards grants for the purchase and installation of equipment and related improvements and renovations necessary for installation and use of such equipment to support vocational and technical training that are aligned to regional economic and workforce development priorities for in-demand industries. Grants range from $50,000-$250,000. 


Education Grants for Connecticut

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation

Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Hartford.

NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium

Offers funding to K-12 students/teachers, including workshops for aeronautics and aerospace and STEM-related activities.


Education Grants for Rhode Island

Amgen

Awards grants to nonprofit organizations that enhance civic engagement by supporting science and education based initiatives, environmental programs, social services, as well as culture and arts in an effort to strengthen and enrich our communities. Focus on the Greater Boston Area, Middlesex, and Suffolk Counties and Rhode Island. Grants range from $10,000 to multi-million dollar commitments.

The Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation

Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Providence.


Education Grants for New Hampshire

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Grants support workforce development efforts including work-based learning experiences for students, career exploration programs, dual enrollment programs, credential or certification programs, and formal high school and post-secondary learning experiences. Must benefit students who attend New Hampshire public schools. Awards up to $10,000.

New Hampshire Department of Education

The NH Robotics Education Development Program funds eligible public schools or chartered public schools for the purpose of financing the establishment of a robotics team and its participation in competitive events.


Education Grants for Vermont

Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering

Small Equipment Grants are designed to enable Vermont teachers to incorporate opportunities for hands-on STEM activities in their classrooms. Awards between $500-$1,000. 

Hands-On Science and Technology Grants support independent science activities such as extra-curricular science clubs, science/robotic clubs (e.g. FIRST robotics), and independent citizen science projects. Awards between $500-$1,000. 

The Windham Foundation

Grants are awarded to support educational programs, local food initiatives, land conservation for public use, environmental protection, social services, cultural resources, and historic preservation. Priority is given to small, community-based organizations. Most grant awards range from $5,000-$10,000.


Education Grants for Maine

Perloff Family Foundation

STEM4ME grants encourage students and teachers to "think outside the box" to create real-world solutions to problems in areas such as renewable energy, ecology, robotics, and sustainable food production. Strongly encourages programs that incorporate mentorship by experienced educators, close alignment with the needs of Maine businesses, and links to existing programs at Maine's colleges and universities. Awards up to $3,000.


Grant Directories

Department of Defense

A list of grants opportunities from the Department of Defense.

GetEdFunding

A grant-finding resource wizard, dedicated to helping educators, schools, and institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times.

Grants.gov

An invaluable resource with a comprehensive compilation of thousands of identified grant opportunities.

Grant Watch

A database featuring current grants, funding opportunities, awards, contracts, and archived grants from foundations, corporations, federal, state, and local government funding sources.

National Council of Teachers in Mathematics Education Trust

Offers a variety of grants, scholarships, and awards. Funding ranges from $1,500 to $24,000 and is available to help math teachers, prospective teachers, and other math educators improve the teaching and learning of mathematics.

National Science Foundation

A list of funding opportunities from the National Science Foundation, in categories including computer and information science and engineering, engineering, and environmental research and education,

U.S. Department of Agriculture

A list of funding opportunities related to agriculture.

U.S. Department of Education

A list of funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education.


Resources for Grant Planning

Stratasys Grant Guide

Tech Tuesdays at AET Labs

How to Write a Successful Grant Application

Learn the key elements of a successful education grant application, focused on addressing the grant as a mini-business case with the accent of return on investment. Watch the webinar recording, featuring guest Russell Eckel, a workforce development expert who has helped prepare numerous successful grant applications as part of his on-going work in the field of career and technical education.

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Stratasys’ Top Tactics to Secure Funding for your 3D Printer

School districts have learned how to tap the power of grant funding to cover the expenses of their new 3D printers. Stratasys has prepared an informative white paper for education full of useful tips designed to help you identify and secure grant funding for your school.

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Higher Ed Grant Funding Support from Quanser

Whether you are with a small or large institution, Quanser can help you seek both internal and external funding. Since 2013, they have helped academics around the world to secure over $13,000,000 in funding from agencies such as the US Department of Defense (DOD), National Science Foundation (NSF), The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and World Bank, just to name a few.

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