Science and Technology EDucation and TRAINing (STEDTRAIN)STEDTRAIN is a Committee 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 Science and Technology EDucation and TRAINing (STEDTRAIN) Committee is pleased to announce the continuation of its Seed Grant Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program for K-12 schools (State approved public, individual, or home schooled groups) in Jackson, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Limestone Counties in Alabama and Lincoln County in Tennessee for the 2017-2018 school year. For the 2017-2018 school year, the STEDTRAIN Program continues to include the two-year old, more challenging class of grants that may qualify for awards of $1500 to $2500, Type II Enhanced Seed Grant. The program also retains the Type I original range of $200 to $1000. A teacher may apply for one or two, but only one of the two classes of grants will be awarded to a successful applicant. Proposals for Seed Grants must be submitted online through this website. The deadline for submission is 4:30 PM, April 1, 2017. The school principal must approve the Seed Grant proposal by midnight, April 3, 2017. Late submissions and approvals will not be accepted. We expect to announce Seed Grant awards on or about August 5, 2017. Please check our website for other important dates and information about submitting a proposal. For more information, please visit our page. Check the status of your proposal here 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 GrantsFinal reports will be due April 27, 2017, and the final presentations will be April 29, 2017. We will begin accepting final reports two weeks prior to the due date on April 13, 2017.
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.