4. $20K for science teachers

The challenge invites middle and high school science teachers (grades 6–12) in the United States and Canada (with special attention to urban and underrepresented groups) to illustrate replicable approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Teachers and schools submitting top entries will receive additional laboratory tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities. Deadline: December 20th, 2013. For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.

5. Up to $25K for middle school STEM

The Christopher Columbus Awards is a national, community-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for middle school students. The program challenges the students to work in teams of three to four, with an adult coach, to identify a problem in their community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to that problem. Deadline: February 3rd, 2014. For more information and details on how to apply, visit our Grants & Funding page.