Motorola Foundation STEM Education Grants
Posted by on February 01, 2010
Motorola Foundation Commits $7.5 Million for U.S. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education Programs
The Motorola Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola, Inc., has announced that it will increase its 2010 giving to U.S. science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education programs to a total of $7.5 million through its signature Innovation Generation grants program.
The Innovation Generation grants program features three funding areas. Innovation Generation Grants will support targeted STEM education programs for U.S. pre-school through 12th grade students and teachers, with grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 each (Deadline: March 1, 2010.)
Innovation Generation Collaborative Grants will support medium- to large-scale STEM education collaborations between two or more nonprofit organizations, schools, and/or school districts, with joint requests ranging from $150,000 to $500,000 each. (Deadline: April 1, 2010.)
Innovation Generation University Grants will support hands-on competitions, seminars, and design competitions for undergraduate- and graduate-level students at select universities, with maximum grants of $50,000 each. (Deadline: March 1, 2010 for invited applicants only.)
Funding priority will be placed on programs that engage students and teachers in innovative hands-on activities, teach STEM as well as develop innovative thinking and creative problem-solving skills, focus on girls and minorities that are currently underrepresented in the STEM disciplines, and take place in communities with Motorola employees.
At least 25 percent of total grant dollars will support new programming that has been operating for less than two years and is not simply an expansion of an existing program. At least 15 percent of total grant dollars will support environment-focused programming.
For complete details on the Innovation Generation grants programs and to apply, visit the Motorola Web site.
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