5 school and educator grants for the new year

By Stephen Noonoo
January 1st, 2016


Funding for technology, training, and more

As we enter the new year, check out these funding opportunities for teachers, students, and administrators — many revolving around strengthening relevant 21st century skills, such as collaboration and innovation.

InvenTeam Initiative
The Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam initiative offers an opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. InvenTeam students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving as they integrate lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to develop invention prototypes. Interactive, self-directed learning coupled with STEM curricula are essential for experiencing invention.
Funding amount: up to $10,000
Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

NEA Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants
Our Learning & Leadership Grants support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, conferences, or action research; and grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson plan development, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff.
Funding amount: $2-$5k
Deadline: Feb. 16, 2016