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Grant Funding Opportunities

Magazine article Techniques

Grant Funding Opportunities

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A number of companies are actively investing in STEM education. Provided here is a small sampling of upcoming corporate and federal grant funding opportunities. The funding notices herein were taken from the respective websites of the grantors.

Honda

The American Honda Foundation's funding priority is to support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period. The deadlines are quarterly: February 1, May 1, August 1, and November 1, and the review process takes approximately 90 days. Proposals must be submitted online. Apply online through the CyberGrants system at www.cybergrants. com and enter American Honda Foundation.

Corning Incorporated Foundation

The Corning Foundation focuses on innovative and collaborative projects that enhance the teaching and learning of science and math curricula with the goal of improving student outcomes. The application process is online and applicants can apply year-round. Grant funding opportunities vary. To apply for a grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation, visit www.corningincfoundation.org/guidelines/.

Lockheed Martin

According to the company's website, Lockheed Martin provides generous funding to STEM education outreach activities for students from elementary school through college. These include Project Lead the Way, robotics programming and programs to encourage girls to enter STEM. Applications are accepted year-round, with evaluations performed quarterly. Grant funding opportunities vary. To learn more, visit www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community/education.html. Apply through the CyberGrants system at www.cybergrants.com and enter Lockheed Martin.

Toshiba

Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students via project-based learning. Applications for grades six through 12 for grants less than $5,000 are accepted at any time. For grant requests of more than $5,000, deadlines are February 1 and August 1 (or the first business day of February and August). To apply, visit www.toshiba.com/taf/612.jsp.

NSF--ADVANCE: Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Careers

The goals of the National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program are threefold:

* to develop systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM careers

* to develop innovative and sustainable ways to promote gender equity in the STEM academic workforce

* to contribute to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce

ADVANCE also has as its goal to contribute to and inform the general knowledge base on gender equity in the academic STEM disciplines. …

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