Featured Grants for Data-Collection Technology
The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2013–2014 Fellowship Year. The Einstein Fellowship is a paid fellowship for K–12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers. Einstein Fellows spend 11-months in Washington, D.C., serving in a federal agency or on Capitol Hill. Applications are due by 11:00 p.m. (EST) December 5, 2012.
|See eligibility requirements||12.05.2012||Fellowship with stipend|
The mission of Captain Planet Foundation is to promote and support high quality, educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
Deadlines for submitting grant applications are February 28 and September 30.
|Environmental science||02.28.2013||Up to $2,500|
In the area of education, proposed projects should fall into one of the following areas of interest: environment, science education, and our communities. More specifically, funds in the past have been used for environmental curriculum development and environmental community awareness; innovative science programs or developing new science curricula and professional development for science teachers; as well as arts, special events, and community development in Monsanto communities.
The Monsanto Fund accepts U.S. grant proposals from January 1 through February 28.
|See eligibility requirements||02.28.2013||Up to $20,000|
The Siemens "We Can Change the World Challenge" is a premier national sustainability challenge that empowers students in grades K–12 to develop and share environmental solutions that can help change the world. The Challenge is a collaborative effort of the Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education, the College Board, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to educate, empower, and engage elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers to become "Agents of Change" in improving their schools, communities, and world. To date, more than 17,500 students have participated, creatively engaging their communities to find solutions to a local environmental issue or global energy challenge. All participants research their issue using scientific investigation and create a replicable green solution using web-based curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education.
|Grades K–12||03.05.2013||Up to $10,000|
The Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K–12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are:
|03.15.2013||Up to $35,000|
Sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, the Ecology/Environmental Teaching Award will be given to a secondary school teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science and has carried his/her commitment to the environment into the community. Vernier's sponsorship of this award includes $1,000 toward travel to the national convention and $500 of Vernier equipment. The recipient also receives a plaque to be presented at the NABT National Convention, and a one-year complimentary NABT membership. The nomination deadline is March 15th of each year.
The New Jersey Technology Education Association is proud to announce a grant opportunity. The grant has been built around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The grant is geared to support a STEM activity with the purchase of materials or equipment needed.
The selection will be done at the end of this school year and awarded over the summer or early September to make the funds available as soon as possible for planning and ordering.
|K–12 educators in New Jersey||03.25.2013||$500|
The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant is awarded to teachers and institutions aiming to enhance the teaching and learning of high school chemistry. Applicants can receive up to $1,500 to support ideas that transform classroom learning and encourage student development.
Applications are accepted annually between February 1 and April 1.
|High school||04.01.2013||Up to $1,500|
Grants support small grassroots activist organizations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect the environment. Grants can help local groups working to protect local habitat. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.
If you are not applying to a retail store, applications must be submitted by April 30 or by August 31 to be considered. All applications received by April 30 will be responded to in August. All applications received by August 31 will be responded to in January. Only one proposal from an organization will be considered per year.
|See eligibility requirements||04.30.2013||Varies|
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) channels the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning. Listings of current grants, scholarships, and awards are provided.
|See eligibility requirements||05.03.2013||Varies|
The ASM Materials Education Foundation sponsors 10 annual grants for teachers. Each grant has a value of $500. The purpose of these grants is to enhance awareness of materials science and the role of materials scientists in society. With a network of local Chapters across North America, ASM members are willing to work closely with local teachers to develop and implement these lessons.
Sol Hirsch Education Fund Grants are awarded annually to teachers/educators of grades K–12 to help improve the education of their students, school, and/or community in the science of meteorology. The Grant is intended to allow teachers to:
|See eligibility requirements||06.01.2013||$750|
Applications for Grades K–5 grants are accepted once a year on October 1st (or the first business day of October).
To begin the application process, please see the short questionnaire.
Before submitting a completed proposal, teachers are invited to call the Toshiba America Foundation at 212.596.0620 to discuss their project ideas. To learn more about the application process and the Foundation's grant-making guidelines call 212.596.0620.