Grants & Funding
STEAM Grant Program Awarding $500 per Classroom This Month
The AIAA Foundation is awarding grants of up to $500 per teacher for
science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM)
education programs. The deadline for applications is at the end of
The AIAA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Its Classroom
Grant Program awards multiple grants of up to $500 to schools for
use in STEAM programs (or any individual subject area within STEAM),
with a maximum of two grants per school per year.
In order to be accepted, projects must aim to "significantly
influence student learning," must have a clear connection to
STEAM and must emphasize aeronautics. Applicants must be K–12
classroom teachers and must be AIAA educator associate members to
level of membership is free.)
The number of awards will vary with the funding available each year.
AIAA has not announced how much funding is available in this round.
The deadline for applications is Aug. 31. Results will be announced
in September. Complete
details can be found at aiaa.org. A grantwriting
webinar from AIAA is also available to help with the application
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 29-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.
He can be reached at [email protected]. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEDavidNagel (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).