With generous support from the Dayton Engineering Science Foundation and Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, the Dayton Regional STEM Center is pleased to announce the STEM Teacher Aspire Microgrant program.
Current and former DRSC STEM Fellows teachers are encouraged to apply for up to $3000 annually to support innovative STEM learning opportunities. The microgrant can support STEM activities, curriculum, equipment and/or materials not traditionally funded through school dollars. Examples include, but are not limited to, after-school programming, summer programming, STEM career exploration, or access to STEM technology.
Applicants must be a teacher currently practicing in Montgomery County or one of the contiguous counties in the Dayton region.
Grant applications will be offered one time through the 2022-2023 school year. For the 2022-2023 school year, applications will be due: April 15, 2023.
An information meeting will be held virtually on February 28th, 2023, from 4:30-5:30 pm. Please RSVP here. Zoom Links will be sent to those that RSVP. You do NOT need to attend the informational meeting to apply.
All applicants will be required to submit the following information. The documents below can be used to prepare for grant submission, but all grant proposals must be submitted using the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation portal. The link for the Microgrant is now live. Use the application instructions (below) and access code — 937 — to apply for the grant.
Aspire Microgrant Application –View questions prior to submitting online (make a copy) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FXxMdqCuSX79DlVh5IKtJCLvCH4yYjDoAwQODdrK1z4/copy
Aspire Microgrant –Objectives, Plan of Action, Assessment (make a copy)
Each application must also include a letter of support from the district’s Superintendent. This letter must be on the district letterhead.