Grants, Funding & Awards


Proposals Sought for $500,000 to $4 Million Gates Foundation Grants

A range of organizations may qualify as intermediaries, including nonprofit school improvement organizations, charter management organizations, higher education institutions and school districts, for example.

Rural Education Program Seeks Nominees for STEM Grant

Vic Worthington, a science teacher at Rochelle Middle School, previously won a $25,000 grant through the program and used a portion of the funds to build a 3D printer and then spent a year researching, designing and building a prosthetic arm for a local farmer.

Young Scientist Challenge Seeks Middle School Innovators

This year's Young Scientist Challenge will award access to 3M scientists who will serve as mentors to help students pursue their innovative ideas.

Siemens STEM Day Recharges STEM Lessons in the Classroom

Participants can enter daily for a chance to win $10,000 towards STEM resources for their schools.

Personalized Learning to Dominate Chan Zuckerberg Ed Investments

In the near term, the organization will invest in development of promising "practices and products founded in the science of learning and development."

NSTA Unveils Science Lab Makeover Competition

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has partnered with Shell to launch the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, which will award up to $435,000 in prizes.

Arcademics Cup Pits Students Against Clock in Online Math Challenge

How good are your students at solving multiplication problems? You can find out by entering them in the upcoming Arcademics Cup. That takes place online, is free to enter and includes prizes like trophies, pizza parties, tablets and subscriptions to the company's education games.

Long-Term Broadband Goals Still on Far Horizon for Most Districts

Funding continues to be the biggest barrier for districts in their efforts to increase connectivity, in particular monthly recurring costs.

CoSN Calls on FCC to Continue Lifeline Program Modernization

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is urging the Federal Communications Commission to uphold the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order, aimed at bringing broadband to low-income households by providing discounts for services to qualifying individuals.

Google Contest Exposes Students to Open Source Coding

Google is opening its eighth-annual Code-in Nov. 28. The challenge calls on pre-university students aged 13 to 17 to complete coding tasks on open source projects, with the aim of exposing teenagers to open source software development.

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