This guide contains detailed information for grants by category, with a focus on K-8 students and their teachers. Includes links to online resources and search engines, and how-to grant writing tips.
IBP seeks to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers for students, teachers, faculty, and administrators. There is an emphasis on diverse underrepresented groups.
Competitive awards (postdoctoral, senior research, and graduate research) are available for scientists and engineers to conduct independent research in federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include attractive stipends, health insurance, professional travel and relocation.
AERA offers support for research grants to strengthen the pipeline to education research. Recipients can be undergraduate students, graduate students, and early career scholars. The programs provide mentoring and funding support to development research skills and conduct studies in education related fields and topics. Visit AERA for complete program descriptions, eligibility requirements, application information, and deadlines.
AERA-Virtual Research Learning Center (VRLC) is an online space for students, early career and advanced scholars, and others in the education research community to receive professional development and research capacity-building training.
Computer Science for All (CSforAll). This program aims to provide all U.S. students the opportunity to participate in computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) education in their schools at the preK-12 levels. With this solicitation, NSF focuses on researcher-practitioner partnerships that foster the research and development needed to bring CS and CT to all schools. Deadline: February 12, 2019 and second Tuesday in February, annually thereafter.
NSF INCLUDES. A comprehensive national initiative designed to enhance U.S. leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discoveries and innovations by focusing on broadening participation in these fields at scale. The vision is to catalyze the STEM enterprise to collaboratively work for inclusive change, resulting in a STEM workforce that reflects the population of the Nation. Deadline for 2020 submission has not been released.
Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers Program. The goal is to develop long-term partnerships among industry, academe, and government. The Centers are catalyzed by an investment from NSF and primarily supported by industry Center members, with NSF taking a supporting role in the development and evolution of the Center. Preliminary proposal deadline: April 17, 2019 and third Wednesday in April annually thereafter; October 16, 2019 and third Wednesday in October annually thereafter. Full Proposal Target Date: June 19, 2019 and third Wednesday in June annually thereafter. December 18, 2019 and third Wednesday in December annually thereafter.
STEM + Computing K-12 Education (STEM+C). The program focuses on research and development of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the integration of computing within STEM teaching and learning for preK-12 students in both formal and informal settings. The STEM+C program supports research on how students learn to think computationally to solve interdisciplinary problems in science and mathematics. Contact NSF Program Officers for 2020 proposal submission deadlines.
Each grant provides an early-career mathematician with $2,000 per year for two years to be used for research-related travel. Applicants must be located in the US (or be US citizens employed outside the US) and have completed the PhD within the last four years. The awardee's department will also receive a small amount of funding to enhance its research environment. Dates for the 2020 application cycle have not been released. For questions about eligibility and applications, email or call Kim Kuda at 401-455-4096.
DOE Office of Education Innovation and Research Competition
Provides funding to create, develop, implement, replicate, or scale up entrepreneurial, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainment for high-need students and evaluate such innovations. There are three types of grants: early phase, mid-phase, and expansion. Around 125 million is available for states and districts. 2020 application dates are not yet available.
The US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences is conducting eight research competitions through two of its centers: National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research. Both have STEM-specific grant categories. Applications are due Thursday, August 29. Learn more.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for research funding through the Grants in Aid of Research Program. The deadline to submit applications is October 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT. Grants are made possible by designated funds from the National Academy of Sciences and from donations. Students may apply for funding from the program twice each year (March 1 and October 1).
Verizon Innovative Learning and Arizona State University invite Title I middle schools to apply for a FREE elective curriculum. Through the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to learn about emerging technology, like augmented reality or virtual reality and use this technology to develop a creative solution to a social challenge. If selected to participate, your school will receive access to an online student-facing curriculum, an emerging technology package valued at $8,000 and virtual teacher-trainings.
Are you an educator at a Title 1 school? Enter the Possibility Grant Sweepstakes DAILY to win $10,000 to use at your school for a science lab makeover and/or STEM-related equipment, supplies, or technology. New guidelines not yet available.
The deadline for applying for the 2019 internship and fellowship programs has passed. Watch this site for information about the 2020 programs. These programs seek applicants who are interested in pursuing scientific research under the guidance of ETS researchers and psychometricians.
This program provides mentoring and funding support to develop research skills and conduct studies in education-related fields and topics. Access program information, eligibility requirements, and application instructions here or contact email@example.com with questions about next round of fellowships. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 competition is Friday, November 1, 2019.
The JSF is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. Fellows spend one year on assignment at the u.S. Department of State or USAID contributing to the work of foreign policy or international development issues. Application deadline is October 31, 2019.
The Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The program is administered by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and offers predoctoral, dissertation, and postdoctoral fellowships. 2020 competition will open in early September 2019. Deadline is December 10, 2019.
Trains doctoral students to use state-of-the-art methods to rigorously examine the impact of educational practices, programs, and policies. ND PIER students earn the Rev. James A. Burns Fellowship, a top-off award of up to $10,000/year plus funding for research and travel.
Seeking two Fellows to participate in multidisciplinary projects related to supporting educational change in large systems through networks. Applicants should have strong training in one or more areas: practical measurement, continuous improvement research models (e.g., networked improvement communities, rapid inquiry cycles), research practice-partnerships (e.g., DBIR), developmental evaluation, and/or social network analysis. Fellows will interact with large interdisciplinary teams but most closely with Dr. Jennifer Russell and her Partners for Networked Improvement team from the Learning Research and Development Center. Positions could begin as early as January 2019 or as late as September 2019. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and two representative publications to Carmela Rizzo. Contact Jennifer Russell for questions.
The Center is pleased to offer up to four summer internships for advanced doctoral students in educational measure and/or assessment/accountability policy who want to work on projects with direct implications for state and national educational policy. 2020 information and application not yet available.