Applications for the Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Innovation Grants Program 2022 are now open. The Grants support promising programs that build and use STEM knowledge and skills in environmental learning and problem solving.
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 aged 11–18, particularly those considered underrepresented in STEM. The overall goal of this program is to increase students’ environmental literacy, build STEM skills, and create pathways to environmental careers.
Global Innovation Grants Program
If awarded, Grantees will receive:
- Funding of up to $15,000 USD 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.
Eligibility for Global Innovation Grants Program
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.
Requirements for Global Innovation Grants Program
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 need 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 North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) platforms through blogs and social media.
Application of Global Innovation Grants Program
Applications should be submitted online through Submittable by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Monday, July 11, 2022.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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