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
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.
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.
Grants support high-quality, solution-based programs that embrace STEM learning and empower youth to become local & global environmental change-makers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Grants support the encouragement of the creative, artistic, technical and scientific skills required of tomorrow's workforce.
Provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. Award maximum is $5,000.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Boston.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Hartford.
Offers funding to K-12 students/teachers, including workshops for aeronautics and aerospace and STEM-related activities.
Education Grants for Rhode Island
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.
Fund specific, one-time needs or ideas which will improve education in underserved communities in Providence.
Education Grants for New Hampshire
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.
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
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.
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
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.
A list of grants opportunities from the Department of Defense.
A grant-finding resource wizard, dedicated to helping educators, schools, and institutions identify the funding they need in budget-tight times.
An invaluable resource with a comprehensive compilation of thousands of identified grant opportunities.
A database featuring current grants, funding opportunities, awards, contracts, and archived grants from foundations, corporations, federal, state, and local government funding sources.
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.
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,
A list of funding opportunities related to agriculture.
A list of funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education.
How to Write a Successful Grant Application
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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.QUANSER GRANT SUPPORT