Grants, Awards & Scholarships

  • January 4
    ACS-Hach Professional Development Grant

    This ACS-Hach grant allows high school chemistry educators teaching in a U.S. or U.S. territory school to request up to $1,500 to support high school chemistry teacher’s professional development to enhance their teaching and student learning. Applications are available beginning October 15 and are due by January 4 each year.

  • January 31
    Fund for Teachers

    Fund for Teachers awards summer fellowship grants to pre-K-12 grade teachers to pursue self-designed professional learning. Teachers decide what they want to learn and where they want to learn it. Their odysseys take them all over the world—as scientists, researchers, artists and agents of change—and they return to their classrooms with new ideas that transform student learning and achievement. Application available October 1 and are due by January 31 annually.

  • January 31 September 30
    The Captain Planet Foundation

    Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation and must have all four of the following to be considered for funding: be project-based, performed by youth, have real environmental outcomes, and based in the United States. Applications are due by January 31 and September 30 annually.

  • February 1 May 1 August 1
    American Honda Foundation

    The American Honda Foundation provides grants to projects with a broad reaching scope in the areas of science, technology, mathematics (STEM), the environment, job training, and literacy. Submission deadlines are February 1, May 1, and August 1 each year.

  • February 1 June 1 October 1
    National Education Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants

    Looking for a grant to help fund high quality professional development for individuals or groups? Applications for one year grants are reviewed three times a year and the deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.

  • February 1 June 1 October 1
    National Education Foundation Student Achievement Grants

    Interested in putting together a program that improves the academic the achievement of your students? Applications for one year grants are reviewed three times a year and the deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.

  • March 1 June 1 September 1 December 1
    Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Science and Math Teachers of Grades 6 - 12

    Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Grades 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed four times a year – March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

  • April 1
    ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing a Master's degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher. Applications accepted from February 1 – April 1 each year.

  • April 1
    ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to recent graduates and professionals with limited experience interested in becoming secondary chemistry teachers by pursuing a Master's degree in education or becoming a certified chemistry teacher. Applications accepted from February 1 – April 1 each year.

  • April 1
    ACS Fellows Program

    The ACS Fellows Program recognizes ACS members for excellence and leadership in both of two areas: science, the profession/education/management, and volunteer service in the ACS community. The nomination deadline is April 1 each year.

  • April 14
    ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant

    This ACS-Hach grant allow high school chemistry educators teaching in a U.S. or U.S. territory school to request up to $1,500 to support ideas and purchase materials that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry. Applications are due February 1 - April 14 annually.

  • April 15
    McCarthey Dressman Education Fountation Teacher Development Grants

    The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities to integrate strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Applications available online January 15 – April 15 each year.

  • April 30
    Voga Unsung Heroes Awards Program

    The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program provides K-12 teachers and administrators with grants for utilizing new teaching methods and techniques to improve student learning. Grant applications are due by April 30 each year.

  • May 1
    The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

    This is the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics, science, and computer science and recognizes teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Nominations open in the fall are due April 1 each year. Applications are due May 1 each year.

  • May 21
    2019 Technology Teacher Grant from

    Looking for a new way to make learning fun for your students? Eligible K-12 teachers may apply for a $1,000 grant to use toward the purchase of Virtual Reality (VR) equipment to use in the classroom. Submit your application and lesson plan online here by 11:59 PM ET on May 21, 2019.

  • June 1
    ACS ChemClub Community Activities Grant

    Community Activity Grants support chartered ACS ChemClubs in community interactions by service projects or improving science learning experiences. Chartered ChemClubs are eligible to receive up to $300. Applications are accepted April 1 – June 1 annually.

  • July 31
    Gravely Grants for STEM Teachers

    The Gravely Grants provides funding to US elementary, middle and high schools to promote STEM innovation in the classrooms with emphasis on elementary academic programs. Grants will range between $500-$1,000 to the school for the awarded program. Grant application opens May 1 and is due by July 31 and will be awarded in September.

  • October 1
    Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Science and Math Teachers of Grades K - 5

    Toshiba America Foundation offers grants for project based learning ideas. K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Applications are due on October 1 each year.

  • October 1
    Target Field Trip Grants

    Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CT October 1 annually.

  • November 1
    James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

    This annual award recognizes, encourages, and stimulates outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the United States, its possessions or territories, at the national level. Deadline: November 1.

  • November 1
    George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education

    This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to chemical education. Deadline: November 1.

  • Mid- November
    U. S. Department of Energy Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program

    This program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 STEM educators to serve 11 months in Washington, D.C., in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional Office bringing their experiences as STEM educators to their host offices to inform Federal STEM education efforts. Applications are due mid-November annually.

  • Mid-November
    Northrup Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy

    The Northrop Grumman Foundation and NSTA are proud to announce the Teacher Fellows in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. Selected from targeted areas across the country, the 25 middle school teachers (grades 5–8) will participate in a yearlong immersion in a host of science-, technology-, and engineering-related activities and professional learning opportunities. Applications are due mid-November annually.

  • December 1
    Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

    The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program sends select U.S. primary and secondary school teachers abroad for three to six months. Teachers pursue individual projects, conduct research, take courses for professional development and lead master classes or seminars for teachers and students. Additional information is available at application is due by December 1 annually.

  • December 15
    Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

    The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, tablet, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards. The application deadline is December 15 annually.

  • December 15
    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Awards and Recognitions Program

    This program presents awards to several exceptional and innovative science educators each year at their annual National Conference on Science Education. Nominate a deserving teacher that you know or apply for one of the 20 available awards. Applications and nominations are due December 15 annually.

  • On Going
    Science History Institute Research Travel Grant

    The Science History Institute offers a variety of fellowships, many of which require separate application processes. Here you will find information about applying for Beckman Center fellowships, Institute for Research postdocs, library travel grants, and more.

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    Grants for Teachers at

    This website provides a wide variety of resources for teachers and those interested in becoming a teacher. The Grants for Teachers page has information on a wide variety of grants, fellowships, and scholarships available for teachers.