Grants to Educators

We support new ideas and practices to strengthen teaching and learning. Our goal is to fund and share successful strategies to educate and prepare students for bright and rewarding futures. We have learned that the best teaching methods come from our greatest assets: educators. That is why, over the last 10 years, we have awarded more than $7.1 million to fund nearly 4,500 grants to public school educators to enhance teaching and learning. To build our knowledge base and to uncover new, great practices in public education we invite all National Education Association (NEA) members to apply for these grants. 

As of February 2, 2016, all Student Achievement and Learning & Leadership grant applicants must be NEA members.

Funding preference will be given to projects that incorporate STEM and/or global learning.

 

The NEA Foundation also strongly encourages Education Support Professionals to apply for funding in any area.

 

Deadlines for applications are due February 1, June 1, and October 15. Want to learn more?

Read our frequently asked questions.

  

Learning & Leadership Grants

Our Learning & Leadership grants support NEA members who are public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Educational grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment.

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Student Achievement Grants

Student Achievement Grants

The NEA Foundation provides NEA members with grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s). The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter. The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.

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