The AFCEA Educational Foundation, in partnership with AFCEA chapters, awards Gravely Grants for elementary-level teachers and Paige Grants for middle school teachers to promote innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education within classrooms and outside, such as through robotics clubs. Teachers working with students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds receive priority. Grant requests are evaluated on teacher skill level, potential for funds to be used well, and school financial need.
Eligible applicants are elementary and middle school STEM teachers in US public and private schools. Required is detailed information on the proposed project or program, including goals and objectives, methods and procedures, timetable, number of students served, and budget. The application is available during the submission period. It must be completed and submitted using the online system. A letter of recommendation from the school principal is required once an application is sent. Grants will be awarded in September for the 2020-2021 school year.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter
Award: Grants up to $1,000 are awarded.
Deadline: Applications are accepted May 1 through July 31, 2021
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