Funding News and Opportunities

Funding News and Opportunities


Management Assistance Group and Grantmakers for Effective organizations have assembled a new Systems Grantmaking Resource Guide. Read more here.

The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship  seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 STEM teachers. The program invites creative and innovative proposals that address the critical need for recruiting and preparing highly effective K-12 STEM teachers, especially in high-need local educational agencies. The program offers 4 tracks: 1: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships and Stipends; 2: NSF Teaching Fellowships; 3: NSF Master Teaching Fellowships; and 4: Noyce Research.  In addition, Capacity Building proposals are accepted a future Track 1, 2, or 3 proposal. Deadline: September 6, 2016

US Ed Releases Guide to Using Federal Ed Funds for STEM  On April 13, the U.S. Department of Education released a “Dear Colleague” letter to states, school districts, schools and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for all students. More here.

Guide to Grants for STEM, EdTech, and Professional Development  Dreambox Learning offers a useful guide to accessing grants for STEM and teacher professional development. Written with K12 classroom teachers as the audience in mind, yet this guide is useful for a broader set of stakeholders. More here.


Funding: Society Advocate Grant. Deadline: April 13, 2016

The Society for Science & the Public Advocate Grant provides a $3,000 stipend for adults to support underserved students (6th-12th grade) in submitting their work to science research competitions. Complete the application by clicking here (or cut and paste the URL into your browser).

2016 Summer Opportunities Funding Resource Guide 

Developed in collaboration with the National Summer Learning Association, Civic Nation, and the U.S. Department of Education, the Guide helps state and local leaders identify the most downloadpromising funding streams to support summer learning and to show how innovative states, districts and communities have creatively blended public and private funding to develop programs, services and opportunities to meet the needs of young people during the summer months. Explore the roadmap!

Funders’ Guide to Quality in OST

Grantmakers for Education’s Out-of-School Time Funder Network has published a Funders’ Guide to Quality in Out-of-School Time that provides suggested principles and strategies for how funders can leverage their investments in out-of-school time to ensure high quality programs.

Science Learning+ Partnership Grants. Deadline: June 14, 2016

Science Learning+ is a partnership among the the National Science Foundation, the UK’s Wellcome Trust, and the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Three US foundations are participating in supporting the initiative: the MacArthur Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Noyce Foundation. The aims of Science Learning+ are to strengthen the research and knowledge base; bridge the practice and research gap; and/or share knowledge and experience in informal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) experiences. Furthermore, the initiative seeks to support practice-based research which falls within or across the following priority areas: understanding learning; engagement in STEM; skills development; equity; diversity; access to informal learning settings; and measurement of outcomes. To access more information click here and to access the RFP click here.

Funding: NSF INCLUDES (Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science). Deadline: Required preliminary proposals: April 15, 2016. Full proposals: June 24, 2016

NSF Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (NSF INCLUDES) is a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering discovery and innovation by proactively seeking and effectively developing STEM talent from all sectors and groups in our society. The overarching goal of NSF INCLUDES is to create a sustainable collaborative process for the inclusion in STEM of women, members of racial and ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in STEM, persons with low socio-economic status and people with disabilities. NSF INCLUDES will improve the preparation, increase the participation, and ensure the contributions of individuals from groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the STEM enterprise. Access the RFP.

Funding: STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums. Deadline: May 1, 2016

Museums and libraries can apply for these grants for design-based research projects that develop and explore models for inquiry-based STEM programs delivered by scientists, engineers, and related STEM experts to children ages 6-10 and their families. In particular, proposals should address the role of expert storytelling, personal histories, and analogies as part of object-based science inquiry. Proposals should include information about how findings from this research will be applicable in both museum and library settings. Eligible: Museums and Libraries Awards: Up to $1M. View the opportunity.