Grants Guide for STEM, EdTech, and Professional Development: Where and How to Secure Funding
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.
Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)
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.
NRC Research Associateship Programs
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.
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Institute of Education Sciences Grant Opportunities
The US Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences supports research that addresses important issues in education and develops solutions that improve school readiness and academic achievement for all students.
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. 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.
SIEMENS Possibility Grant Sweepstakes
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.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) Internship, Fellowship and Visiting Scholar Programs in Research
These programs seek applicants who are interested in pursuing scientific research under the guidance of ETS researchers and psychometricians.
AERA Minority Dissertation Fellowship
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about next round of fellowships.
Jefferson Science Fellowships (JSF)
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.
Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs: For Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching
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.
National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc.
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.