AIAA Exploration Generation Grant

AIAA Exploration Generation Title 1 Grant

Fund your next STEM Project!

Take learning to new heights with the Exploration Generation Grant, provided by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). For the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year, they will be funding five $1,500 awards to educators or administrators at Title 1 schools. Awarded projects will receive funding to support engaging and inclusive implementation of STEM and aerospace related projects.

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a teacher, educator, or administrator
  • Educational institution must be K-12 and Title 1 school in the United States

Deadline

  • Complete applications must be submitted by October 31, 2022 at 11:59PM MST to be considered

Application Criteria

  • Project must be related to aerospace
  • The need and impact of the project must be outlined clearly. Local media engagement/social media preferred
  • Inclusive pedagogy should be outlined
  • Curriculum integration with use of Estes, NSTA, or AIAA curriculum preferred

Exploration Generation:
K-12 Model Rocketry

To help you provide a more collaborative, student-centered learning environment where ideas are accessible and engaging for all students, ExGen is developing lesson plans, called NSTA Daily Dos, and the curriculum storylines, called NSTA Units, that are grounded in sensemaking. Through this approach, students actively engage in a learning experience to make sense of phenomena in a way that aligns with their natural curiosity. You can download these free resources and use them to help with a grant application.

Students with Rockets

Sponsors

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. AIAA supports students from classroom to career, as it continues shaping the future of aerospace. Continuing this progress depends on the exchange of ideas – and AlAA provides the environment where educators and innovators can come together and grow the ideas that will one day change the world. Because of our commitment to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, your AlAA Educator Associate membership is FREE. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org or follow AIAA on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators grow professionally and excel in their career. For new and experienced teachers alike, the NSTA community offers the opportunity to network with like-minded peers at the national level, connect with mentors and leading researchers, and learn from the best in the field. For more information, visit www.nsta.org or follow NSTA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Department of the NAVY STEM, Education, and Workforce Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is supporting existing and/or developing innovative solutions that directly maintain, and/or cultivate a diverse, world-class Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce to maintain the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ technological superiority. The goal of proposed efforts must provide solutions that establish, build, and/or maintain STEM educational pathways of U.S. citizens directly relevant to the needs of Department of Navy’s (DON) current and future workforce.

Issuer: Federal Government
Awardee: K-12 Schools, Informal Science Organizations
Amount: $600,000
Deadline: April 15

NASA Office of STEM Engagement

NASA Office of STEM engagement has multiple grant opportunities that seek to support building a diverse STEM workforce through authentic learning experiences. These highly competitive awards are for informal education institutions such as museums, libraries and youth serving organizations. Proposals must outline evidence-based educational approaches to provide STEM engagement opportunities that align with NASA’s mission.

Issuer: Federal Government
Awardee: Informal Education Institutions, Youth Programs, Non-profit
Amount: $20,000 +
Deadline: TBD 2022

Walmart Community Grants

These grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. Local Community.

Issuer: Private Non-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators, K-12 Schools, Extracurriculars, Non-profits
Amount: $250 – $5000
Deadline: December 31

Voya Unsung Heroes Grant

This program provides grants to K-12 educators who are seeking to use new teaching methods and techniques for classroom/school projects to enhance learning. Applications are judged based on innovation, creativity, and ability to positively influence students.

Issuer: Private For-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators
Amount: 100 finalists receive $2,000 grants. Of those finalists, three winners are selected to receive awards of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000
Deadline: June 1

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education has a variety of grants available throughout the year and are typically in conjunction with another institution. Amounts vary and are for large-scale projects and programs.

Issuer: Federal Government
Awardee: K-12 Schools
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Toshiba American Foundation (TAF) Grants – Grades 6-12

TAF grants funds project-based learning to innovate in science, technology, engineering, and math classrooms. TAF is interested in funding innovative projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools and classrooms. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year and due November 1 and May 1 each year.

Issuer: Private For-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators
Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: June 1, September 1, and December 1

Toshiba American Foundation (TAF) Grants – Grades K-5

TAF grants funds project-based learning to innovate in science, technology, engineering, and math classrooms. TAF is interested in funding innovative projects designed by teachers or small teams of teachers for use in their own schools and classrooms. Grant requests of more than $5,000 are reviewed twice a year and due November 1 and May 1 each year.

Issuer: Private For-profit
Awardee: K-12 Educators
Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: October 1

Society for Science – STEM Action Grants

Society for Science supports non-profit organizations through this grant program. This program works to support innovative organizations using creative solutions to educate and inspire people from all walks of life to pursue scientific endeavors.

Issuer: Private Non-profit
Awardee: Non-profit, Extracurricular
Amount: Up to $5000
Deadline: May 15