Grants & Awards

Deadline Fast Approaching for $35,000 Classroom Practices Grant

The deadline is Wednesday at midnight for a grant that will award up to $35,000 for  

The deadline is Wednesday at midnight for a grant that will award up to $35,000 for "proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States."

The grant program, supported by the Braitmayer Foundation, located in Marion, MA, aims to support "innovative programs to enhance the quality of education at the pre-collegiate level." This year's program is emphasizing two key areas: "curricular and school reform initiatives" and "preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those which encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching."

The deadline for letters of inquiry is March 15 at midnight. Site visits, if deemed necessary, will occur between October 2018 and January 2019. Notifications will be sent to recipients March 15, 2019.

The Braitmayer Foundation doesn't specify the number of awards that will be granted each year. Over the last three years, the number of awards has been in the three to five range. Recipients in past years have included K–12 schools, colleges and universities, individual academic programs within schools or districts, organizations that support extracurricular activities and a variety of nonprofits. Complete details, including a list of past recipients and their projects, as well as the online application, can be accessed at braitmayerfoundation.org.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).


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