ExploraVision Science Awards Now Open

Natl Science Teachers FoundationFoundations: 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.

Other Grants

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 exploravision@nsta.org for questions about the program or call:  703/312-9241 (NSTA), 212/388-1400 (Toshiba).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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