Deadline: July 11 2022
The Pratt & Whitney E-STEM Awards (link is external) support programs that engage students in meaningful STEM learning experiences through environmental problem-solving. This opportunity is open to nonprofit organizations around the world that are working to increase students’ environmental literacy, build STEM skills, and create pathways to environmental careers. Preference will be given to organizations working with underrepresented audiences in STEM and to organizations using partnerships to boost their impact.
The Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Innovation Grants program will provide up to $15,000 USD funding to nonprofit organizations and their partners for new or enhanced E-STEM programs that engage students aged 11–18. Specifically, this opportunity seeks proposals for programs that engage students, particularly those considered underrepresented in STEM, in meaningful learning experiences that increase STEM skills through environmental problem solving.
Applicant organizations must:
• Be a nonprofit organization under your country’s laws, or a nongovernmental organization who follows other foreign government laws for charitable purposes. For example, a US organization would be qualified under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
• Not be subject to US or other applicable governmental sanctions and other restrictions.
• Have a working bank account that can receive electronic funds in USD. The bank must not be subject to US or other applicable governmental sanctions and other restrictions.
• Submit a program that works with students ages 11–18.
• Be able to administer programs between November, 2022–October, 2023.
• Submit applications online through Submittable by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Monday, July 11, 2022 (time converter).
Only submissions in English will be considered.
If awarded, Grantees will receive:
• Funding to support their E-STEM programs
• Professional development and training
• Support to attend the 2023 NAAEE international virtual conference
• Peer support and networking
• Access to the NAAEE network and Pratt & Whitney nonprofit community
Once awarded, Grantees will be responsible for the following:
• Professional Development and Networking: Before receiving funding, grantees will attend a training focused on project planning, budgeting, and evaluation of proposed projects (October 2022). Grantees will also be asked to attend periodic networking calls during the project implementation period to share challenges, updates, and ideas.
• Reporting: Grantees will be asked to submit a brief narrative and financial report at the midpoint of their grant (May 2023) and at the end of their grant (October 2023).
• Lessons Learned and Project Impact: Grantees will be expected to share their program through possible presentations at the 2023 NAAEE virtual conference, and through ongoing informal communications updates (including photos and videos, if available). There may also be opportunities to share their work on NAAEE platforms through blogs and social media.