2021 STEM Research Grant Interest Form

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Please complete this form if you would like to be notified when the application opens for the 2021 STEM Research Grant.  The application will open in summer 2021.


STEM Research Grants provide support to middle school and high school teachers engaging their students in authentic scientific research. Over 3 years, $340,000 has been awarded to 88 teachers. Priority consideration is given to schools who support low income students and students underrepresented in STEM fields.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020 the Society for Science offered 100 teachers $1,000 each to select from a variety of take-home kits to support students in completing independent science research projects. In 2021, the Society may decide to continue this format or may decide to change the format.  More information will be posted don the website as it becomes available. 

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.
  • Preference will be given to teachers at schools that are composed of at least 25% low income students or 25% students of underrepresented race or ethnicity in STEM - American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Asian American, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (Melanesian, Micronesian, or Polynesian).

If you have additional questions, please email teachers@societyforscience.org.