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K-12 STEM Activity Fund


Promoting Novel Ideas to Introduce Engineering to Precollege Students: How Teachers Can Get IEEE-USA's K-12 STEM Activity Fund

IEEE-USA’s K-12 Literacy Committee’s K-12 STEM Activity Fund helps teachers to sponsor innovation and creativity in or outside of the classroom.  These funds provide small amounts of money for novel ideas that introduce engineering to students.

K-12 STEM Activity Fund Requirements:

  • The program/project must be a new and/or unique idea*
  • The program/project must take place in 2013†
  • The teacher must work with an IEEE member (the IEEE member can be a partner, mentor, or a resource member)

* NOTE: The purpose of the K-12 STEM Activity Fund is to implement unique and new ideas/projects/programs. K-12 STEM Activity Funds will not be provided for pre-existing or “canned” projects such as FIRST Robotics Competitions, BEST Competitions, and Project Lead the Way implementation unless it is an IEEE program such as implementation of an IEEE Teacher In-Service Program. Funds will typically not be provided for capital goods such as laptops, printers, video recorders, etc.  Funds awarded are typically up to $500.

† NOTE: There is no specific deadline.  Applications are currently being accepted and will be considered on a rolling case-by-case basis.

Preference will be for:

  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Widespread classroom applicability
  • Engineering collaboration
  • Shared results, outcomes
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) content, application

Don't have a specific activity or idea? Here are some curricula and/or activities that we typically fund:


Click here for an Example Application

>> Grant Application <<


For more information on the K-12 STEM Activity Fund, please contact:

Sandra Kim
2001 L Street, N.W, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-5104
(Phone) 202-785-0017
(Fax) 202-785-0835




Updated: 27 February 2013
Contact: Sandra Kim,


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