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Society for Science - STEM Research Grants Application

STEM Research Grants provide support to Middle and High School teachers engaging their students in authentic scientific research. Over 6 years, $775,000 has been awarded to 367 teachers. Priority consideration is given to schools that support students from low-income communities and demographics underrepresented in STEM fields.

Teachers can apply for up to $5,000 in funding to purchase specialized equipment, to receive a kit valued at $1,000 of pre-selected equipment, or both. If selected, a teacher will receive either funds or a kit, not both.

For the purposes of this grant, a research project is defined as an independent investigation by a student involving experimentation to answer a scientific question outside of regular classwork. Independent research projects are frequently entered into science fairs and other competitions.


  • Teachers must be employed full-time by a high school or middle school in the United States and US territories.
  • Preference will be given to teachers at schools that are composed of at least 25% low-income students, or 25% of students that identify as an underrepresented race or ethnicity in STEM. This includes Native American or Alaska Native, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (Melanesian, Micronesian, or Polynesian).

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1. Register

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login to the STEM Research Grant with your email and password.

3. Create

Select the award you won from the dropdown list.

4. Save

As you are completing the form, your responses can be saved as a DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the form is saved. At any time, you can download and print your form by clicking on the Download Button in the Form Summary section.

5. Submit

On completion, save your form as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your form for your records by clicking on the download button in the Form Summary section in the right column.

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