Foundation / Corporation
Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering (VASE)
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#: 175427
VASE hopes to make up to ten awards annually.
Grants will typically be in the $500 - $1,000 range.
Grants are made to K-12 teachers in Vermont schools.
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.
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