The Pratt & Whitney is seeking applications for its Global E-STEM Innovation Grants Program to support promising programs that build and use STEM knowledge and skills in environmental learning and problem solving.
Specifically, this opportunity seeks proposals for programs that engage students, particularly those considered underrepresented in STEM, in meaningful learning experiences that increase STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, and math) through environmental problem solving. The overall goal of this program is to increase students’ environmental literacy, build STEM skills, and create pathways to environmental careers.
Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations proposing to work with underrepresented audiences in STEM, and to organizations using partnerships to boost their impact. Applicants will be asked to define “underrepresented” based on their country and/or region’s situation (in the United States, these groups include women, people with disabilities, and Black, Hispanic, and American Indian or Alaska Native people).
- The Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Innovation Grants program will provide funding of up to $15,000 USD to nonprofit organizations and their partners for E-STEM programs that engage students ages 11–18.
- Two to three grants of up to $15,000 USD each will be awarded in the following geographic regions:
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
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.
For more information, visit https://naaee.org/programs/e-stem/e-stem-awards