5 Funding Opportunities for STEM Education
Bring high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities to your classroom. Check out these funding opportunities for STEM education.
K-12 Classroom Teacher Grant
Sponsored by Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Inc.
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, Inc. offers two grants designed to encourage kindergarten through grade 12 classroom teachers to incorporate aviation-themed lessons into their normal curriculum. Aviation and aerospace topics are the perfect adjunct for teaching science, mathematics, history, and art. Grants may be used to design an aviation-themed classroom unit or complete an aviation-themed project.
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology
Sponsored by Siemens Foundation, administered by Discovery Education
The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology seeks to promote excellence by encouraging high school students to undertake individual or team research projects. It fosters intensive research that improves students’ understanding of the value of scientific study and informs their consideration of future careers in these disciplines. The competition seeks to expand students inquiry-based skills, challenge them to solve the world’s toughest problems, open new doors for students to pursue educational and career objectives, and bring distinguished students together who share an interest in research. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Deadline: September 19, 2017
Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellowships
Sponsored by The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program supports teaching certification and a master’s degree in a STEM teaching field for career changers and recent graduates with STEM backgrounds. Fellows receive a stipend to complete a master’s program at a participating university, along with three years of mentoring, and commit to teach for three years in a designated high-need urban or rural secondary school. The goal of the teaching fellowship program is to recruit, train, and retain the nation’s best and brightest STEM teachers. Candidates from all states are eligible to apply; however, the participating universities are currently located in Georgia and New Jersey.
Deadlines: October 17 and November 30, 2017; and January 31, 2018
KSTF Teaching Fellowships
Sponsored by Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) awards fellowships in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics, and physical sciences. Fellowships are designed to meet the needs of beginning teachers through the early years of their careers. KSTF supports teachers who are passionate about STEM and are dedicated to challenging and supporting all students. KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded based on the following three criteria: the potential to develop the content knowledge needed for teaching, the potential to develop exemplary teaching practices, and the potential to develop the qualities of a teacher leader. Applicants must teach science and mathematics to grades 9 through 12.
Deadline: November 26, 2017
STEM Education Outreach
Sponsored by Lockhead Martin
STEM is the major focus of Lockheed Martin’s education outreach activity. To continue America’s technological advantage and strengthen the workforce pipeline, Lockheed Martin provides funding to STEM education outreach activities for students across the entire kindergarten through grade 16 spectrum. The company supports programs, events, and campaigns that focus on student achievement, teacher development, and gender and ethnic diversity.
These are just a small sample of the STEM opportunities available to educators. Use GetEdFunding’s Custom Search to discover funding opportunities in your state.