Schools Can Apply for Special STEM Leadership Grants

IMLS-logoAgency: Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS); Program: 2016 STEM Expert Facilitation of Family Learning in Libraries and Museums (STEMeX) – A National Leadership Grants Special Initiative (CFDA Number: 45.312) (Funding Opportunity Number: NLGSPECIALINITIATIVE-STEMEX-FY16; Eligibility: Nonprofits, schools, museums and institutions of higher education; Funding: $2.5 million for three awards (no match required); Deadline: May 1.

Summary: These special initiative grants support projects improving the inner working of libraries and museums. Specifically, they fund community Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) projects designed for reaching children and families from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds, with different levels of knowledge about STEM. In particular, proposals should address the role of expert oral narratives (e.g., storytelling, personal histories, and analogies) as part of object-based science inquiry. Proposals should include information about how findings from this research will be applicable in both museum and school library settings.

Info: (NOFA); Helen Wechsler, supervisory grants management specialist, 202/653-4779,

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