Multiply Your Funding with These Math Grants
World Maths Day was started in 2007 by 3P Learning, a digital learning resource. The day takes place on March 23 and allows students to compete in math-themed games to win prizes and scholarships.
GrantWatch has a category specifically for education grants that includes funding for math education. GrantWatch also has a category for teachers and one for elementary education. In honor of World Maths Day, GrantWatch will be sharing seven grants below that are specifically for math-related programs.
Seven Math Education Grants
- Awards of $5,000 are available to a U.S. or Canada pure or applied mathematician to recognize outstanding contributions to education for K-16 students. Nominees must have a Ph.D. and published research in pure or applied mathematics, as well as a record of outstanding contributions to mathematics education.
- There are also fellowships to U.S. individuals for research related to mathematical disciplines. Funding is for post-doctoral research on statistics and mathematics and to advance future leaders by providing environments that will have a great impact on scientific development.
- In addition, grants are available to U.S., Canada, and International educational institutions and research centers for projects in the fields of physical sciences, computer science, and mathematics. This program will support high-risk theoretical mathematics, computer science, and physics of exceptional promise and scientific importance. The Foundation strongly encourages applications from scientists from underrepresented groups.
- In-kind grants are also available to U.S., Canada, and International English-speaking elementary and middle school educators (grades 2-6) to receive access to an online math program. The program is to help students tackle challenging math concepts with more clarity, speed, and confidence.
- There are grants of software and training to U.S., Canada, and International educators. The program will give teachers access to educational software that will help their students master math facts.
- Additionally, there is funding of up to $500 for individual teachers in multiple states for projects to improve student achievement. Priority will go to proposals that are focused on the environment, energy efficiency, math, technology, and science.
- Finally, there are grants to U.S. sixth through twelfth-grade teachers at public and nonprofit private schools to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math learning. Funding is to increase student success rates by introducing creative project-based learning ideas that will make STEM learning fun.
Children can sign up for the competition free of cost by going to the World Maths Day website and registering. The age restriction for the competition is from ages 4-18. Overall, 3P Learning estimates that around 4 million students across the world participate in mathletics.
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