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Grants for Promoting STEM

Aug 01, 2017

Funding & Recognition

Grants for Promoting STEM As a Career

The National Science Foundation is awarding up to 18 multiyear grants for efforts that promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in preK–12 schools. The awards this year are expected to total $10 million to $20 million, with individual awards ranging from $400,000 to $2 million apiece. The program—Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST)—is aimed at increasing awareness of STEM occupations among preK–12 students, motivating them to pursue STEM careers and helping them to develop disciplinary-based knowledge and practices, or promote critical thinking, reasoning, or communication skills needed for entering STEM workforce sectors. Proposed programs can be designed for engaging students within school, outside of school, or a combination of the two. Partnerships between preK–12 schools, colleges, universities, and other organizations are encouraged. Three types of grants will be awarded this year: a maximum of four two-year “Exploratory grants of up to $400,000 each; a maximum of 12 three-year “Strategiesgrants worth up to $1.2 million each; and a maximum of two three- to five-year “Successful Project Expansion and Disseminationgrants of up to $2 million each.

Deadline: September 5, 2017, for applications

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