Grants for Teachers

General Grants

The American Turkish Society Curriculum Development Grants

Curriculum Development Grants in the amounts of $250-$2,500, are made available by The American Turkish Society, a NY-based not for profit dedicated to enhancing ties between Turkey and the United States. Grant recipients will have an opportunity to attend teaching workshops in Turkey with travel, accommodation and program expenses covered by The Society’s program partner SEV.
Deadline: Bi-Annual Deadline of May 31st and November 30th
Maximum Grant: $2,500

K-12 School Grants

The K-12 school grants website provides teachers with the latest updates and information on grants. Search for grants by category, location, or grade.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: Varies

Pets in the Classroom

The Pet Care Trust is sponsoring the “Pets in the Classroom” program that provides educators with funds to purchase and maintain classroom pets. The grants are offered to Pre-K through 8th grade classes only and teachers can only receive one grant per school year.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $150.00


DonorsChoose enables teachers to post resource needs and it allows donors to browse and grant requests.
Deadline: N/A

Academic Enrichment Grants

The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation offers Academic Enrichment Grants designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. The Academic Enrichment Grants provide funding for programs that nurture the intellectual, artistic and creative abilities of children from low-income households.
Deadline: April 15
Maximum Grant: $10,000

Fund for Teachers

Fund for Teachers provides grants directly to teachers, supporting their professional learning. Their experiences come in many forms, and share the purpose of enhanced teaching skills.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies

NEA Foundation

The National Education Association’s Foundation for the Improvement of Education offers numerous grants and awards for educators. The exhaustive list is on their website.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies

PLT GreenWorks! Grants

Project Learning Tree(R) GreenWorks! grants of up to $2,000 are available to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students "learn by doing" through community action projects they design and implement to improve an aspect of their school or neighborhood’s environment. Since 1992, PLT has helped fund more than 1,000 GreenWorks! projects across the country. Deadline: September 30th
Maximum Grant: $2,000


Hoenny Center Project Awards for Teachers

The Hoenny Center studies preK-12 peer teaching and wants proposals for classroom action research projects that focus a) on peer teachers' motivations, teaching strategies, and rewards; and/or b) on classroom techniques that professional educators use to improve peer teaching by students. Inquiries should be sent to with "TeachersCount" in the subject line.
Deadline: July 1 every year...inquire anytime
Maximum Grant: $500

ING Unsung Heroes

Awards are given to K-12 educators pioneering new teaching methods and techniques that improve learning based on innovative methods, creativity, and ability to positively influence students. Each year, 100 finalists are selected to receive a $2,000 award, payable to both the winning teacher and his or her school. At least one award is granted in each of the 50 states, provided at least one qualified application was received from each state. 
Deadline: April 30th of every year
Maximum Grant: $25,000

InvenTeams Grants

Sponsored by Lemelson-MIT, InvenTeams is a national grant initiative that fosters inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams asks high school students, teachers and mentors to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Teachers apply with students for grants of up to $10,000 to support each team's efforts. 
Deadline: April of every year
Maximum Grant: $10,000

NEA Student Achievement Grants

The grants aim to improve the academic achievement of students by engaging in critical thinking and problem solving. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection. Proposals for work resulting in low-income and minority student success with honors, advanced placement, or other challenging curricula are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: Various, generally three deadlines throughout the year
Maximum Grant: $5,000

Toshiba America Foundation

TAF offers grants of up to $1,000 for K-6 teachers, in public or private schools, for the creation of projects designed to improve instruction for students in grades 7-12. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: $1,000

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education

A grant program provided by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation that focuses on community-building and facility-enhancing (both indoor and outdoor) projects.
Deadline: October and February of every year
Maximum Grant: $5,000


American Library Association

The ALA offers a variety of grants to school librarians, media professionals and teachers. A comprehensive list can be found on their website. 
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies


Education Challenge Grant

Three grants will be awarded to K-12 schools in the United States that best demonstrate the ability to innovatively incorporate computer and video games into their curriculum. All schools wanting to utilize computers and video games to strengthen their current curricular offerings or create new learning experiences for their students are encouraged to apply. Please note that proposals are not limited to STEM classes and programs.
Deadline: April 6, 2012
Maximum Grant: $40,000

American Honda Foundation

Schools, along with other non-profit organizations, can apply to the foundation for the promotion of youth and scientific education. 
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: $100,000

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The AIAA offers classroom grants of up to $200 for science and math programs. K-12 teachers who use science, math, or technology in the classroom can apply. 
Deadline: Quarterly
Maximum Grant: $200

Entomological Foundation

Mini-grants are available from the Entomological Foundation for curriculum development efforts or workshops emphasizing the uses of insects in K-12 educational settings.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $2,100

Hewlett-Packard Grants

The K-12 HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative is designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom setting. In the 2006 selection process, some preference was given to schools that serve a large number of low-income students, relative to district or state free and reduced price lunch percentages, and to projects that included integration of mathematics and/or science curriculum. US schools can apply for grants if they are near a HP location. 
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: Items valued at $40,000

National Geographic in the Field

Teacher grants are given directly to educators to facilitate their work in promoting and increasing geographic literacy in the classroom, school, district, and/or community. Teacher grant applications are accepted from any current teacher or administrator in an accredited K-12 school within the United States and Canada. Projects that have outreach to urban areas are particularly encouraged.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Various

Toyota Tapestry Grants

Toyota Motor Sales Inc. and the National Science Teachers Association offer a minimum of 70 Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for K-12 science teachers to implement innovative student projects in environmental or physical sciences or in literacy and science. Fifty grants are worth up to $10,000 each; winners receive an expenses-paid trip to the NSTA national convention. At least 20 mini-grants of $2,500 each are also awarded. 
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $10,000

Continuing Education and Professional Development Grants and Awards

Institute of International Education

The Toyota International Teacher Program is an international professional-development opportunity for U.S. secondary school teachers focusing on environmental stewardship and global connectedness.
Deadline: Various

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

This scholarship is for secondary and post-secondary restaurant and foodservice educators who want to complement classroom time with additional industry knowledge by participating in a "hands-on" work experience or attending one of the NRAEF Summer Institutes.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $1,750

American Library Association

The ALA offers a variety of grants to school librarians, media professionals and teachers. A comprehensive list can be found on their website. 
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies

International Reading Association

The International Reading Association offers various grants and fellowships for study of beginning reading, reading difficulties, literacy and instruction, and adult readers, among other subjects. These include the $6,000 Jeanne S. Chall Research Fellowship; Teacher as Researcher grants of up to $5,000; Elva Knight Research Grants of up to $10,000 each, awarded to IRA members for proposed research addressing new and significant questions; the $5,000 Nila Banton Smith Research Dissemination Support Grant for an IRA member to disseminate research; the $1,000 Helen M. Robinson Grant for a doctoral student or association member in the early stages of study; and travel grants to IRA conventions.
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

Fellowships are awarded for graduate study of the U.S. Constitution. High school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies are eligible, as are college seniors and graduate students planning teaching careers in those subjects. Fellows from each state receive up to $24,000 to help pay for graduate study leading to a master’s degree in history, political science, or education. Both full- and part-time fellowships are available. Senior Fellowships are awarded to teachers who wish to undertake work for a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their degree.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $24,000

Frontiers in Physiology Professional Development Fellowship

Sponsored by the American Physiological Society, this fellowship is a yearlong immersion into physiology and biomedical research for grade 6-12 science teachers. Awardees conduct research during the summer in the laboratory of a local APS researcher and explore teaching methods that integrate inquiry, equity, and the Internet. Fellows receive $8,500 in stipends, materials, and travel; they also present their research at the annual APS meeting. 
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: $8,500

Greer/FTE Grant

The purpose of this grant is to encourage professional development participation of classroom teachers and supervisors in Technology Education. The successful applicant will receive a check in the amount of $1,000 to offset the expenses of attending an International Technology Education Conference. 
Deadline: December 1st of every year
Maximum Grant: $1,000

National Science Teachers Association

NSTA has numerous grants and award programs available for K-12 science teachers. 
Deadline: Various
Maximum Grant: Varies

Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

This grant program offers 10- to 11-month staff positions at various federal agencies or congressional offices in Washington, D.C., including the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,500, plus travel and moving expenses. Applicants are judged on excellence in math, science, and technology instruction; innovation; professional growth and leadership; communication skills; and knowledge of national, state, and local policies affecting education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, have at least five years’ teaching experience, and be employed full time in science, mathematics, or technology classrooms at a public or private school.
Deadline: Varies
Maximum Grant: A monthly stipend of $6000.00 plus a $1000.00 monthly cost of living allowance. In addition, there is a moving/relocation allowance as well as a professional travel allowance.



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