Funding & Awards

Deadline Looms for $75,000 STEM/STEAM Grant

The deadline for American Honda Foundation’s STEM grant is fast approaching. Each year, the organization awards grants of $20,000 to $75,000 for STEM and STEAM education projects, with an average of 27 grants awarded annually.

Schools, colleges and universities are among the organizations eligible to apply for the grants.

There are three deadlines for submissions each year. The next deadline is May 1, which is for organizations that have received a grant from American Honda Foundation in the past. The next deadline for new organizations is Aug. 1.

Priorities for the grants are “youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.” The program does not fund the arts unless the program is integrated with STEM (STEAM).

According to Honda, the types of projects that will be funded include those that are:

  • Innovative and creative that propose untried methods which ultimately may result in providing solutions to the complex educational concerns currently facing the American society.

  • Broad in scope, intent, impact and outreach.

  • Possess a high potential for success with a relatively low incidence of duplication of effort (i.e. other organizations administering the same programs).

  • Dedicated to improving the human condition of all mankind.

  • Operate from a position of financial and administrative soundness.

  • In urgent need of funding from a priority basis (not necessarily financial need); i.e., the relative importance of the program or project to the public.

According to the foundation, the average award is $45,000 for a single-year funding cycle. A total of $37 million has been awarded to date.

Complete details, an eligibility quiz and an online application form can be found at honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant.

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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