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.

  • 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.

  • March 1 June 1 September 1 December 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 more are accepted and reviewed four times a year – March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • July 31
    Gravely Grants for STEM Teachers

    The Gravely Grants provides funding to US elementary, middle and high schools to promote STEM innovation in the classrooms with emphasis on elementary academic programs. Grants will range between $500-$1,000 to the school for the awarded program. Grant application opens May 1 and is due by July 31 and will be awarded in September.

  • 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
    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 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.

  • 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.

  • Ongoing
    Fund for Teachers

    Fund for Teachers provides grant information by state on an ongoing basis. Visit their Application Learning Center for tips on developing your fellowship ideas and planning strategies for how to best serve your students and school community.

  • On Going
    Grants for Teachers at

    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.

  • Ongoing
    Science History Institute Research Travel Grant

    The Science History Institute offers a variety of fellowships, many of which require separate application processes. Here you will find information about applying for Beckman Center fellowships, Institute for Research postdocs, library travel grants, and more.

  • Ongoing
    The Captain Planet Foundation

    Four different grants are available from the Captain Planet Foundation and each has specific criteria for applications. Applications are due by on a rolling bases throughout the year.