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Small Equipment Grant

Grants to Vermont K-12 Teachers to Purchase
Equipment to Enhance STEM Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18

Description:

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Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to Vermont K-12 teachers to provide students with hands-on STEM learning opportunities. Funding may be used to purchase equipment that will help students engage with science and engineering disciplines. This program is intended to support curriculum-driven actives rather than extracurricular competitions, such as robotics.

Part of VASE's mission is to grow interest in Science and Engineering careers throughout Vermont. The VASE Small Equipment Grants program is designed to increase student interest by providing opportunities for direct, hands-on activities that enable students to experience the excitement of science and engineering directly.

Developing such activities inevitably requires some associated hardware/software with costs that exceed the normal budgets available for classroom instruction, so we are providing a pathway for teacher-student teams to design projects that go beyond the standard laboratory experience.

Consequently, a premium will be placed on innovative, exciting projects that are well designed, have a straightforward path toward implementation, and are outside the established curriculum rather than supplementing an existing course or laboratory experience.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175427

Number of Grants:

VASE hopes to make up to ten awards annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will typically be in the $500 - $1,000 range.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to K-12 teachers in Vermont schools.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for proposals is October 1, 2018.

All proposals are to be submitted electronically to VASE President Frank Winkler, at the address below.

The VASE membership extends to a variety of Vermont private and academic sectors, and thus VASE may be able to facilitate connections that serve teachers' additional needs. If this is the case, contact program staff to start a discussion of the program you envision.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

P. Frank Winkler, VASE President
VTSciEng@gmail.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Vermont