Grants - Innovation

ING Unsung Heroes Awards
$2,000-$12,000 for innovative class projects.

Hoenny Center Project Awards for Teachers
The Hoenny Center studies preK-12 peer teaching and wants proposals for classroom action research projects that focus on peer teachers' motivations, teaching strategies, and rewards; and/or on classroom techniques that professional educators use to improve peer teaching by students.

InvenTeams Grants
Sponsored by Lemelson-MIT, InvenTeams is a national grant initiative that fosters inventiveness among high school students. InvenTeams asks high school students, teachers and mentors to collaboratively identify a problem that they want to solve, research the problem, and then develop a prototype invention as an in-class or extracurricular project. Teachers apply with students for grants of up to $10,000 to support each team's efforts.

Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program
The Jordan Fundamentals Grant Program awards one million dollars annually to teachers across the country who motivate and inspire students toward achieving excellence. These grants are given to support teachers and provide access to additional resources. The Fundamentals grant program was born out of Michael Jordan's firm belief that education is a key to opportunity and helps build commitment to core values which foster personal excellence and achievement.

Kids in Need Foundation
This foundation awards over $100,000 in grants of $500 denominations to numerous teachers to fund creative classroom initiatives.

NEA Student Achievement Grants
The NEA Grants to Educators support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. We have learned that the best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why we have awarded more than $8.5 million to fund nearly 4,000 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build our knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education we invite all eligible educational professionals to apply for these grants.

Toshiba America Foundation
TAF offers grants of up to $1,000 for K-6 teachers, in public or private schools, for the creation of projects designed to improve instruction for students in grades 7-12. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms. Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners.

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