K-12 Volunteers at Kenilworth National Park

2017 Greening STEM Grant for Educators (Now Closed)

NEEF, with major funding support from Samsung, is offering a total of $12,000 in funding to educators in the New York City/northern New Jersey area and the Washington, DC metro area for programs that support the integration of Greening STEM into place-based, hands-on learning experiences on a public land or waterway. Grants will range in size from $1,000 to $5,000 each.

The natural world offers a compelling and universal context for investigations and applications of many STEM lessons, through an approach NEEF calls Greening STEMImmersing students in the applications of Greening STEM locally, through place-based learning, provides a more familiar context for subject matter, grounding what students are learning in their immediate surroundings and helping them make connections between the environment and their own lives. Public lands and waterways provide an ideal outdoor classroom for place-based, Greening STEM education.

Through these grants, NEEF will support educators who are leading the way in Greening STEM education and provide support for continued development and innovation of school programs and projects connecting STEM with environmental education.

Please note the following eligiblity requirements. In order to be eligible, applicants must:

  • Teach K-12 students in an educational setting in the United States or eligible U.S. jurisdiction;
  • Be an employee of a school district or informal education institution; and
  • Anticipate a teaching assignment between April and December 2017.
  • Proposed programming must take place within the New York City/northern New Jersey area or the Washington DC/Baltimore metro area.
  • Previous grantees are eligible for this grant.

For more information, including criteria for project proposals and funding guidelines and restrictions, please read the full Request for Proposals. All applications must be submitted via NEEF's online grants system.

[Extended] Deadline for Applications: 11:59pm CT, April 13, 2017. 

If you have any questions about this grant opportunity, or issues with submitting via the online system, please contact us at grantsadmin@neefusa.org.

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