Foundation / Corporation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) School of Engineering and The Lemelson Foundation
04/05/21 5:00 PM EDT
Grants of up to $10,000 to USA STEM educators affiliated with high schools and nonprofit educational organizations to lead high school student teams in a hands-on STEM challenge. Applicants must submit an initial application prior to submitting a final application. Funds may be allocated for research, materials, and learning experiences related to the project.
Lemelsom-MIT InvenTeams® are groups of high school students, educators and mentors that invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. The InvenTeam initiative offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.
InvenTeam students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving as they integrate lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to develop invention prototypes. Interactive, self-directed learning coupled with STEM curricula are essential for experiencing invention.
Optimal InvenTeam size is 10-15 high school youth. All teams are expected to hold a mid-grant technical review to demonstrate their progress and gather important feedback from beneficiaries and community stakeholders. Teams also must present and showcase a working prototype of their invention at EurekaFest in June of their grant year.
GrantWatch ID#: 178991
Up to 15 teams nationwide are selected each year as InvenTeam grant recipients.
Grants are up to $10,000 each. Educators who facilitate the project outside of the school day may allot up to $3,000 of an InvenTeam grant towards fellowships.
The grant period runs from October - June corresponding with the academic year.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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The Lemelson-MIT Program
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Cambridge, MA 02142
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