Sample Grants

Explore the sample funding finds below.  You do not need to register in order to see the details of these opportunities.


AASL Innovative Reading Grant
Capstone, administered by the American Association of School Librarians
Deadline: Applications are due February 1, annually.
Description: The AASL Innovative Reading Grant supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers. The AASL Innovative Reading Grant Committee will award the grant to a successful reading project that demonstrates the potential for reading improvement for kindergarten through grade 9 students. The program ...
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American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Photo Contest
American Association of Physics Teachers and Vernier Software & Technology
Deadline: Entries are accepted annually from March 1 to May 15 for that year's competition.
Description: For many years, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) High School Physics Photo Contest has provided teachers and students an opportunity to learn about the physics behind natural and contrived situations by creating visual and written illustrations of various physical concepts. Students compete in an international arena with more than 1,000 of their peers for recognition and prizes.

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Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling
National Storytelling Network
Deadline: It is anticipated that preliminary grant applications are due via email April 30, annually (before midnight in the applicant’s own time zone). Please check the website for an updated 2014 application process timeline.
Description: The Brimstone Award is presented to members of the National Storytelling Network (NSN) for model storytelling projects that demonstrate the capacity of storytelling to promote change in individuals and communities. Grants through this program support storytelling projects that are service oriented and, as much as possible, are replicable in other places and situations.

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Gateway to College Program
Gateway to College National Network
Deadline: Contact Gateway to College programs directly for detailed information on how and when to apply.
Description: Gateway to College is a nationally recognized dual-credit program that serves youth who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate. Once admitted into the program, students are enrolled in a Gateway to College learning community on the college campus. A learning community is a group of 20 to 25 students who take all first-term courses together to ...
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Google Science Fair
Google Inc. in partnership with LEGO, National Geographic, Scientific American, and CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research)
Deadline: Entries are due May 12, 2014.
Description: The Google Science Fair is an online science competition open to teenaged students from around the globe. In 2014, the Google Science Fair will accept entries in 14 languages. Students aged 13 to 18 are challenged to submit their ideas and projects that could change the world. Entrants may submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science and Mathematics, Earth and Environmental ...
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Impact Aid Section 8002
US Department of Education
Deadline: Applications are due April 30, 2014.
Description: Impact Aid is designed to assist local school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property; or that have experienced increased expenditures due to the enrollment of federally connected children, including children living on Indian lands. The Impact Aid law (now Title VIII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or ESEA) provides assistance ...
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Innovation Generation Grants
Motorola Solutions Foundation (formerly Motorola Foundation)
Deadline: Innovation Generation grant applications are accepted January through April. Check back during the grant cycle for information on guidelines and exact application deadlines.
Description: The Motorola Solutions Foundation provides annual Innovation Generation Grants to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs in elementary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. Preference is given to programs located in Motorola Solutions communities in and around the greater metropolitan areas of San Jose, California; Plantation, ...
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Investigator-Initiated Research: The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative
US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice
Deadline: Applications are due May 20, 2014.
Description: The US Department of Justice, through The Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, seeks proposals to conduct social and behavioral science research examining the root causes of school violence; develop technologies and strategies for increasing school safety; and implement pilot programs with innovative approaches to enhance school safety. The goal is to build a solid foundation of knowledge and scientifically ...
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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
National Science Foundation
Deadline: Nominations are due April 15, 2014, and applications are due May 15, 2014.
Description: The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through grade 12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching. Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Awards are given to teachers from each ...
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Promising Young Writers Program
National Council of Teachers of English
Deadline: Online entries are due around February 13, annually.
Description: The Promising Young Writers Program represents the commitment of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to early and continuing work in the development of writing. NCTE established the school-based writing program in 1985 to stimulate and recognize students’ writing talents and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among 8th grade students.

Students who are in the 8th grade ...
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TEAMS Teaching Prize
TEAMS: The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages
Deadline: Applications are due May 15, 2014.
Description: The purpose of the teaching prize is to recognize excellence in designing and teaching lessons in medieval studies, including but not limited to such areas as history, literature, and art history in kindergarten through grade 12 schools.

The lesson should be submitted in a narrative format. TEAMS suggests the following elements be included as minimum guidelines:
• An introduction that specifies ...
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The Hearst Foundations Education Grants
The Hearst Foundations
Deadline: Proposals are accepted year-round through the Hearst Foundations’ Online Application.
Description: The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations in education, health, culture, and social service that primarily serve large demographic and geographic constituencies. Within education, the foundations generally provide program, scholarship, capital, and on a limited basis, endowment support. They fund educational institutions demonstrating uncommon success in preparing students ...
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Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS)
US Department of Agriculture, National Institute Of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
Deadline: Applications are due April 28, 2014.
Description: NIFA requests applications for the Women and Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Fields Program (WAMS) to support research and extension activities that increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities from rural areas who will pursue and complete a postsecondary degree in STEM disciplines.

WAMS addresses the following STEM-related Priority Areas within ...
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