Science and Technology EDucation and TRAINing (STEDTRAIN)STEDTRAIN is a Committee of The Association that administers a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Seed Grant program that provides Type I and Type II Grant funding of $250 to $1000 and $1500 to $2500 respectively to an educator for innovative hands-on classroom projects that will stimulate children’s interest in science and technology.
Since the Program began in 1988, it has distributed over $529,526 for 543 individual grants and other worthy educational projects. The grants currently benefit approximately 10,000 students directly and about 20,000 indirectly a year.
The Association is grateful to many of its Member societies, corporate, and individual donors for their support. The economic situation of the past few years has substantially increased the number of grant applications received. The increase has required funding substantially beyond what was previously possible.
Send your tax-deductible donation (and make checks payable) to
STEDTRAIN, P.O. Box 1964, Huntsville, AL 35807
2017-18 STEM Seed GrantsThe Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2017-18 Seed Grants will be released on 1 February 2017. You can check the website on or after that date to view the RFP. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to Ron Hackett with your name and contact information. You can download and import the STEDTRAIN calendar for 2017-18 into your favorite calendar program by using the links below. The comma separated variable (CSV) format works well with most calendars, and is the preferred method of importing the calendar into Microsoft Outlook. The iCalendar (ICS) is supposed to be an Internet standard, but Microsoft Outlook doesn't handle this type very well.
2016-17 STEM Seed GrantsMidterm reports for 2016-17 Seed Grants are due by January 20, 2017. Reports must be submitted using our online form. You will need your unique grant ID to submit your report.
Other STEM Related OpportunitiesThis information is provided as a courtesy by the STEDTRAIN Committee and is not an endorsement of the programs.
- How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM? Live Video On Demand.
STEDTRAIN in the NewsCheryl Heldt, a 3rd grade Math and Science teacher at University Place Elementary School in the Huntsville City Schools district, received the $100 gift certificate from Phillip Henson for her Seed Grant at the STEDTRAIN Seed Grant Conference in April 2016. Permission Granted for use by STEDTRAIN and photo subjects, Phillip Henson and Cheryl Heldt
Photo by: Woodrow (Woody) A. Williams, Huntsville, AL
Other use must receive written permission.
Seed Grants for Previous Years The following documents provide abstracts for the Seed Grant proposals that have been funded over the past several years.