Foundations: Toshiba and the Nat’l Science Teachers Assn. (NSTA); Opportunity: ExploraVision Program; Funding Focus: Science education, youth (Funding supports student-led science projects); Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: K-12 student-led teams, schools; Funding: Eight winners, up to $10,000 each; Deadline: Feb. 6.
Summary: The program (http://www.exploravision.org) is looking for projects which offer ideas and inventions capable of making the world a better place. The competition will also award a Toshiba laptop for each of the schools of the regional winning teams.
Each student on the four first-place Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision winning teams will receive a $10,000 savings bond; students on second-place teams will each receive a $5,000 savings bond. Members of the eight teams will also receive an expenses-paid trip with their families, mentors and coaches to Washington, DC for an awards weekend in 2016.
These grants differ from another NSTA competition, the Shell Science Lab Challenge. The program (http://www.nsta.org/shellsciencelab/) runs on a different funding track and the 2017 deadline is Jan. 23.
Info: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the program or call: 703/312-9241 (NSTA), 212/388-1400 (Toshiba).