Educational Design and Technology

Grants and Awards

Grant and Awards Program Information

Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: Nominees must be legal residents of the United States teach or have taught in a K-12 school, or college, or university in the United States. Deadline: December 14, 2014.

Library Grants for Supplies and Books
Schools must serve at a student body that is 85 percent free- or reduced lunch. Prize: Grants are available up to $7,000. Deadline: December 15, 2014.

The New Teacher Project: The Fishman Prize
Maximum award: $25,000; summer residency. Eligibility: full-time teachers at public schools (including charter schools) where at least 40% of all students are eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (or a Title I school). Deadline: December 16, 2014.

Books for a Brighter Tomorrow
Grants of $1,000 are available to public schools that serve economically disadvantaged students in order to enrich book collections with diverse children’s literature. Deadline for completed applications is January 31, 2015.

National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award
Maximum award: $10,000. Eligibility: Programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, universities, colleges, arts centers, community service organizations, schools, businesses, and eligible government entities. Deadline: February 2, 2015.

Innovation Generation: Christopher Columbus Awards
Maximum award: the $25,000 Foundation Community Grant and an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World to attend the program's National Championship Week, plus a U.S. Savings Bond of $2,000 for each student team member. Eligibility: middle-school-age (sixth, seventh, and eighth grade) children; teams do not need to be affiliated with a school to enter. Deadline: February 2, 2015.

LegacyQuest International Children’s Film Festival and Video Contest
Prize: Prizes are awarded to students who create the best three video. Deadline for letters of intent: December 12, 2015; submissions due February 27, 2015.

eCYBERMISSION challenges educators and students to explore how STEM works in their world. A team of sixth through ninth-grader will propose a solution to a real problem in your community and compete for state, regional, and national Awards. Register by: December 17, 2014.

National Science Teachers Association’s Shell Science Lab Challenge
Science programs are selected based on existing science instructional strategies, how the lab equipment will be used, and need for new equipment. Prize: The 18 district winners receive a $3,000 makeover grant. Plus, five national winners receive an additional $5,500 and one grand prize winner receives $20,000 in total. Deadline: December 19, 2014.

National Center for Families Learning 2015 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Award
The selected educator’s school or program will receive a $20,000 prize to increase efforts to engage families in learning. NCFL will award the second prize winner $2,500. Both winners will be announced in March at the 2015 Families Learning Summit. The grand prize winner will deliver a speech to summit attendees alongside keynote speaker Leland Melvin, former astronaut, NASA deputy director, and NFL player who currently co-chairs the White House STEM Council. Nominations are due December 31, 2014.

Vernier Engineering Contest
Maximum award: $1,000 in cash, $3,000 in Vernier technology, and $1,500 toward expenses to attend the 2014 ASEE conference in New Orleans. Eligibility: teachers in schools serving grades K-12, as well as post- secondary undergraduate college departments are eligible. Deadline: January 15, 2015.

Learning and Leadership Grants from The NEA Foundation
Prize: Grants are available from $2,000 to $5,000 for both programs. Deadline: February 1; June 1.

Fund for Teachers Grants
Maximum award: $5,000. Eligibility: teachers who work with students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, with a minimum of three years teaching experience, full-time, spending at least 50 percent of the time in the classroom at the time grants are approved and made. Deadline: varies by state.

Grants to Increase Access to Healthy Foods from the No Kid Hungry Foundation
Interested schools can submit letters of inquiry year-round. Prize: Average grants range from $5,000 to $10,000. Deadline: Rolling.

Adobe Software Grants
Prize: Schools receive access to a variety of Adobe tools, including Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements. Educators also receive access to online PD courses. Deadline: Rolling.


Last Updated: December 3, 2014