The Toshiba America Foundation welcomes grant requests from K-12 teachers who are striving to provide innovative math and science instruction. They support applications for project-based learning by teachers for use in their own schools.
The program is split up into funding for grades K-5 and grades 6-12. Grant requests for grades 6-12 that are $5,000 or less are accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Requests of more than $5,000 for 6-12 are due February 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017. Grant requests for grades K-5 are only accepted once per year and will be due again on October 1, 2017.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has listed their submission deadlines for the 2017 Grants for Organizations. They separate the funding into several sub-categories, including Art Works, Challenge America, Our Town, and Research: Art Works. Two of these programs are still accepting submissions for the 2017 grant year.
Art Works is a matching funds program that supports projects and activities that make a difference in their field or community. This program has an initial submission deadline of February 7th, but they ask you to register by January 25.
The Challenge America program seeks to share the arts with underserved populations via a matching grant program. The first submission deadline is April 4, but they require registration by March 22.
The program is focused on providing all US K-12 students an opportunity to participate in computer science and computational thinking. They seek to provide high school teachers with professional development and ongoing support to teach these courses. K-8 teachers would be assisted in obtaining the instructional materials and curriculum necessary to integrate computer science into their teaching.
They anticipate there will up to 19 awards and $20 million in grant funds available for this program.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) unveils a design contest for High School Students called “Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes.” The contest asks students to create a written essay, a 2-3 page comic strip, and a 90-second video to illustrate how to utilize nanotechnology to solve a societal issue. The NSF provides reading and resources for students to draw inspiration, and asks students to dream of innovative ways to utilize emerging technology.
Winners are eligible for a cash prize of $750 up to $1500 for the first place winner.
Submissions are due by January 31, 2017. For more information on the contest and all eligibility and submission requirements, please visit the NSF website.
The NEA Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2018 Global Learning Fellowship program. This program offers educators 12 months of support in building global competence skills and creating lesson plans. The fellowship also includes nine days of travel in the summer for international field study.
All active NEA members who are current K-12 classroom teachers are eligible to apply.
Deadline to apply is February 28, 2017. For more details and to apply for the fellowship, visit their website.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) offers funding through their Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science – also know as NSF INCLUDES. They seek bold and innovative approaches to solving the complex issues of equity and inclusion in all aspects of the field of STEM education and careers.
The long-term goal of NSF INCLUDES is to support innovative models, networks, partnerships, technical capabilities and research that will enable the U.S. science and engineering workforce to thrive by ensuring that traditionally underrepresented and underserved groups are represented in percentages comparable to their representation in the U.S. population.
Institutes of higher education, school districts, and non-profit organizations are all eligible for NSF INCLUDES.
Preliminary proposals are due February 14, 2017 and the full proposal deadline is May 16, 2017. For more information on the program and for details on how to apply, visit the NSF INCLUDES website.