The Biogen Foundation announces a competitive micro-grants program designed to support science education in North Carolina’s public schools.

Entitled “Ignite the Power of STEM,” the grants cycle runs Oct. 15 through Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. for North Carolina public elementary, middle and high schools. A total of $135,000 in grants will be awarded. The online grants process will be administered by the North Carolina Community Foundation.

Grants will be awarded to teachers and schools that serve K-12 students. Teachers may apply for grants up to $2,000. Schools 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.

Applications and complete details are available at and on our website here.

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