Grants, Awards & Scholarships


  • January 4
    ACS-Hach Professional Development Grant

    This ACS-Hach grant allows high school chemistry educators teaching in a U.S. or U.S. territory school to request up to $1,500 to support high school chemistry teacher’s professional development to enhance their teaching and student learning. Applications are available beginning October 15 and are due by January 4 each year.

  • January 31 September 30
    The Captain Planet Foundation

    Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation and must have all four of the following to be considered for funding: be project-based, performed by youth, have real environmental outcomes, and based in the United States. Applications are due by January 31 and September 30 annually.

  • February 1 July 30
    Intersociety Polymer Education Council (IPEC) Polymer Ambassadors Grant Applications

    Proposals for the Grant for Polymer Supplies can be awarded between $100 – 250 to fund polymer projects in K-12 classrooms. Additionally, up to 10 grants a year will be awarded. Recipients are selected twice a year the two National ACS meetings. To be considered for the spring announcement, applications must be submitted by February 1 for the spring and by July 30 for the fall announcement.

  • February 1 May 1 August 1
    American Honda Foundation

    The American Honda Foundation provides grants to projects with a broad reaching scope in the areas of science, technology, mathematics (STEM), the environment, job training, and literacy. Submission deadlines are February 1, May 1, and August 1 each year.

  • February 1 June 1 October 1
    National Education Foundation Learning and Leadership Grants

    Looking for a grant to help fund high quality professional development for individuals or groups? Applications for one year grants are reviewed three times a year and the deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.

  • February 1 June 1 October 1
    National Education Foundation Student Achievement Grants

    Interested in putting together a program that improves the academic the achievement of your students? Applications for one year grants are reviewed three times a year and the deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15.

  • April 1
    ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to professionals in the chemistry field pursuing a Master's degree in education or becoming certified as a chemistry/science teacher. Applications accepted from February 1 – April 1 each year.

  • April 1
    ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded to recent graduates and professionals with limited experience interested in becoming secondary chemistry teachers by pursuing a Master's degree in education or becoming a certified chemistry teacher. Applications accepted from February 1 – April 1 each year.

  • April 1
    ACS Fellows Program

    The ACS Fellows Program recognizes ACS members for excellence and leadership in both of two areas: science, the profession/education/management, and volunteer service in the ACS community. The nomination deadline is April 1 each year.

  • April 14
    ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant

    This ACS-Hach grant allow high school chemistry educators teaching in a U.S. or U.S. territory school to request up to $1,500 to support ideas and purchase materials that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry. Applications are due February 1 - April 14 annually.

  • April 15
    McCarthey Dressman Education Fountation Teacher Development Grants

    The Teacher Development Grants support small teams of teachers in the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction. The grants provide opportunities to integrate strategies that encourage critical inquiry and to observe their effects on students. Applications available online January 15 – April 15 each year.

  • April 30
    Voga Unsung Heroes Awards Program

    The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program provides K-12 teachers and administrators with grants for utilizing new teaching methods and techniques to improve student learning. Grant applications are due by April 30 each year.

  • May 1
    The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

    This is the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics, science, and computer science and recognizes teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. Nominations open in the fall are due April 1 each year. Applications are due May 1 each year.

  • May 15
    Intersociety Polymer Education Council (IPEC) Polymer Ambassadors Awards

    The IPEC presents two awards for teaching excellence in polymer education.The K – 8 Teaching Award Teaching Award for Polymer Excellence winner receives up to $750 to attend an education related science conference, a check for $750 and a plaque that shows their accomplishments. All applications must be submitted by May 15th annually.

    The High School Teaching Award Outstanding Polymer Educator Award winner receives up to $750 attend a science education related conference, a check for $1000 and a plaque that shows their accomplishments. All applications materials must be submitted by May 15th annually.
  • May 15
    Award for Excellence in Polymer Education by High School and Middle School Teachers

    PolyEd presents awards to middle and high school science teachers who exhibit excellence in polymer education in their classrooms. Additionally, the national award winner will receive an expense-paid trip to the NSTA national meeting, work with a Polymer Ambassador, and a $1000 cash award. All applications must be submitted by May 15th annually.

  • June 1
    ACS ChemClub Community Activities Grant

    Community Activity Grants support chartered ACS ChemClubs in community interactions by service projects or improving science learning experiences. Chartered ChemClubs are eligible to receive up to $300. Applications are accepted April 1 – June 1 annually.

  • June 1 November 1
    Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Science and Math Teachers of Grades 6 - 12

    Toshiba America Foundation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Grades 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year. Grades 6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year - June 1st and November 1st.

  • October 1
    Target Field Trip Grants

    Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. We accept grant applications between noon CST Aug. 1 and 11:59 p.m. CT October 1 annually.

  • October 1
    Toshiba America Foundation Grants for Science and Math Teachers of Grades K - 5

    Toshiba America Foundation offers grants for project based learning ideas. K-5 grade teachers are invited to apply on-line for a $1,000 Toshiba America Foundation grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom. Applications are due on October 1 each year.

  • November 1
    A.C. Moore Celebrates Teachers with the Kids In Need Foundation

    A.C. Moore will be awarding $100 gift cards to 300 teachers for the purpose of funding project-based, hands-on lessons that incorporate arts & crafts into science, math, STEM/STEAM, social studies or language arts to enhance the learning experiences of their students. Submit your ideas from October 1 through November 1, 2017. To apply, please visit: A.C Moore Teacher Grant Application. Applications are open to PreK – 8 certified teachers at public, private, charter, or parochial schools within U.S. states in which A.C. Moore has store locations.

  • November 1
    James Bryant Conant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching

    This annual award recognizes, encourages, and stimulates outstanding teachers of high school chemistry in the United States, its possessions or territories, at the national level. Deadline: November 1.

  • November 1
    George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education

    This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to chemical education. Deadline: November 1.

  • Mid- November
    U. S. Department of Energy Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program

    This program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 STEM educators to serve 11 months in Washington, D.C., in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional Office bringing their experiences as STEM educators to their host offices to inform Federal STEM education efforts. Applications are due mid-November annually.

  • Mid-November
    Northrup Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy

    The Northrop Grumman Foundation and NSTA are proud to announce the 2015–2016 Teacher Fellows in the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy. Selected from targeted areas across the country, the 25 middle school teachers (grades 5–8) will participate in a yearlong immersion in a host of science-, technology-, and engineering-related activities and professional learning opportunities. Applications are due mid-November annually.

  • November 16
    ElectricityMatch Teacher Grant Program

    ElectricityMatch.com is pleased to announce its teacher grant program. Two $500 grants will be awarded to teachers who submit the best energy-related lesson plans for grades K-8. If you have innovative ideas about how to teach energy concepts to elementary and middle school students, this program is for you! Applications are due by October 12, 2018 and grant recipients will be selected and notified by November 16, 2018.

  • December 1
    Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

    The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program sends select U.S. primary and secondary school teachers abroad for three to six months. Teachers pursue individual projects, conduct research, take courses for professional development and lead master classes or seminars for teachers and students. Additional information is available at FulbrightTeacherExchange.org.The application is due by December 1 annually.

  • December 9
    Teacher Technology Grant

    Fios.Verizon.com recognizes how technology is used to facilitate learning, and will be awarding six teachers each with a $500 - $1,000 grant to enhance their classroom technology. Submit your lesson plan for teaching students why technology is important in your classroom by December 9, 2017 using the Teacher Grant Submission Form on their webpage.

  • December 15
    Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

    The Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards promote the innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, tablet, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom. We encourage you to apply for one of seven $5,500 awards. The application deadline is December 15 annually.

  • December 15
    National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Awards and Recognitions Program

    This program presents awards to several exceptional and innovative science educators each year at their annual National Conference on Science Education. Nominate a deserving teacher that you know or apply for one of the 20 available awards. Applications and nominations are due December 15 annually.

  • On Going
    Science History Institute Research Travel Grant

    The Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry at the Science History Institute offers grants to assist with travel and accommodation expenses for researchers who wish to use its primary research collections for short-term research. Grant applications accepted on a rolling basis.

  • On Going
    Grants for Teachers at Teach.com

    This website provides a wide variety of resources for teachers and those interested in becoming a teacher. The Grants for Teachers page has information on a wide variety of grants, fellowships, and scholarships available for teachers.