Free Money Fridays - September 2, 2022

Free Money Fridays - September 2, 2022

Educational grant opportunities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Educators.

Here at Farming the Future, we understand that teachers may need funding for the great projects that they would like to host in their classroom to enrich their students' learning. That's why we host Free Money Fridays, where every Friday we highlight some amazing grant opportunities we would like you to be aware of. Read below for more information on these funding opportunities, and we wish you the best of luck!


ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in Chemical Science

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Amount: $5,000

This award is for nominees that are from a number of professional academia backgrounds, such as government, K-12 educators, industry, or other independent organizations. The American Chemistry Society wants to recognize those who have made strides in specifically stimulating students that are underrepresented in the fields of chemistry and engineering while creating a broader appreciation for the field.

James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Amount: $5,000

This honor is provided to educators who are engaged in teaching high school chemistry while demonstrating a particularly effective presentation and quality of education. The American Chemistry Society wants to highlight the teacher's capability to challenge & inspire students, commitment to updates within the field, and their extracurricular work which inspires imagination within STEM, such as a science club, science fair, or other activities.

George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education

Deadline: November 1, 2022

Amount: $5,000

The American Chemistry Society provides this award for those who have encouraged others to pursue chemistry and its related fields in the broadest of terms. This includes inspiring students in other fields of study and integrating chemistry into the educational system.

Advancing Informal STEM Learning

Deadline: January 1, 2023

Amount: up to $500,000

This award is presented by the National Science Foundation for those who focus on an informal way of presenting STEM learning that encourages lifelong education. The National Science Foundation recognizes and desires to highlight those who consider equity in education through centering their proposals on inclusivity of those who are historically marginalized in STEM professions. Submitted proposals should be based upon public benefit.

2023 Seeds for Education

Deadline: October 8, 2022

Amount: $500

Wild Ones is a non-profit organization which pursues the growth of native plants across the nation. Through their Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education grant program, they want to help fund teachers who create projects that show students the benefits of growing native plants. They are looking projects where students will plan, plant, and care for their local flora.

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