Educators, as you might have heard, money for school special projects is tight. But your kids still deserve the best and there is money to be had out there if you have time to do some grant writing. Some of the best ones are coming due between now and the first of the year. Check out this awesome calendar with application deadlines listed for dozens of grants!
Need money for STEM subjects? Take a look at the American Honda Foundation Grants Focus on the STEM Subjects and the Environment. Honda boasts that it has given over $32 million to nonprofits and public schools since 1984 to show their thanks for the way Americans have taken to its products -- and they intend to keep on giving! The next submission deadline for one of their $75,000 grants is August 1, 2014. Think of the cool STEM technology that kind of money would allow you to put in your classroom to keep the kids engaged. We'd love to show you what we have here at RobotsLAB . . .
Another good source of funds for STEM learning is the Toshiba America Grants For Grades 6-12. Toshiba says it accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. These $5000 grants are available year round. Our award winning robot math tutor the RobotsLAB BOX can be had for far less than that.
Oh, and don’t forget the Toshiba America Grants For Grades K-5. These grants are for $1000 each and the cut-off date is October 1, 2014. What kind of digital assistance can you get for your classroom with this amount? Trust us, we have some wonderful things! Our CUBELETS educator pack, for instance allows younger children to build autonomous robots by snapping cubes together; what a wonderful way to learn about robots while they are learning step-by-step thinking.
Here are some other STEM oriented grants that warrant a closer look:
- National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 -- cut off date is October 16, 2014.
- National Science Foundation Innovative Technology Experiences For Students and Teachers -- cut off date is November 6, 2014
- American Association of Physics Teachers High School Physics Teacher Grant -- cut off date December 1, 2014
This last grant, the Varkey GEMS Foundation Global Teacher Prize, with its promise of a cool 0ne Million Dollars to celebrate one outstanding teacher might not necessarily be STEM oriented but is still worth checking out if you think you know that person; the application deadline is October 5, 2014. Good luck, teachers!