The Biogen Foundation announces a $125,000 competitive grants program designed to support science education programs and projects in North Carolina’s public schools.

Entitled “Ignite the Power of STEM,” the grants cycle runs Oct. 1 through Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. for North Carolina public elementary, middle and high schools. The online grants process will be administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation (NCCF). Applications are available at www.biogen.com/igniteNC and on this page.

Grants will be awarded to teachers, schools and nonprofit STEM education programs that serve K-12 students. Teachers may apply for grants up to $2,000. Schools and nonprofits may apply for grant amounts up to $5,000. Programs should be designed to:

  • Promote science literacy in innovative ways among students;
  • Enable teachers to bring new, exciting hands-on science experiences to their students;
  • Encourage equal-access, quality STEM education;
  • Inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

Additional and more specific information on application and selection criteria is detailed at www.biogen.com/igniteNC and on NCCF's website.

About the Biogen Foundation:

The Biogen Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives and contribute to the vitality of the communities in which the company operates, with a special emphasis on innovative ways to promote science literacy and encourage young people to consider science careers. Additional information about the Biogen Foundation can be found at www.biogen.com/foundation.

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