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NEON STEM Grant Program (Battelle)

The National Science Foundation’s National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program is a ground-breaking, continental-scale research infrastructure operated by Battelle. NEON’s precise scientific measurements of plants, animals, soil, nutrients, freshwater and atmosphere cover the entire United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The comprehensive data provided by NEON offers a powerful new resource to scientists. NEON’s large and diverse community of users tackle new questions at scales not accessible to previous generations.

All NEON observations are posted online and accessible to anyone for data analysis and research. In 2016, Battelle began operating NEON under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation. Building on NEON’s impressive capabilities, Battelle is announcing an upcoming grant opportunity that aims to challenge non-profit organizations and educators across the United States to pilot the development or expansion of sustainable, scalable, K-12 STEM education programming utilizing NEON data and/or resources. Educators can use NEON data to provide K-12 students a high-quality, real-world data set for topics ranging from changing climates to how land-use impacts animal population movements and much more.

This funding opportunity tightly aligns with Battelle’s strategic emphasis on innovative, interdisciplinary learning and its history of charitable giving.

Eligibility: Anyone can apply, but the fiscal agent for the grant must be a 501(c)3.

Award: Awards vary

Deadline: The Request for Proposals will be open October 1 – 31, 2019.

Contact: philanthropy@battelle.org

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