2019 LRIG-NE Teacher Grant Application

The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group of New England (LRIG-NE) is providing up to $2,000 will be awarded to those science, technology, engineering, and math teachers in secondary schools throughout New England who best meet the criteria below. The objective of these grants is to provide funds to expand project-based activities in educational settings. To learn more about the LRIG-NE please visit us at http://new-england.lrig.org.

• Applicants must be school teachers in New England, teaching in grades 8-12.
• Each applicant is required to submit a complete proposal outlined below.
• Agreement to present a summary of a successful project at a LRIG-NE meeting

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:
The degree of scientific and technology concepts introduced
• The perceived ability of the program to enhance students learning of scientific and technical concepts
• The breadth of the student population impacted
• Quality and thoughtfulness of the written proposal
• Example project areas: Arduino/Raspberry Pi, automated hydroponics, weather station, fitness tracking

As an alternative to filling out the form below, you may download a Word copy of the application at: 

and send the completed form to:
Email: steve.fillers@outlook.com

Mail: LRIG-NE Education Grant
W. Steven Fillers, Ph.D. 
41 Christopher Drive 
Grafton, MA 01519


The Home Depot Foundation: Community Impact Grants Program

Provides support to nonprofit organizations and public service
agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to
improve the physical health of their communities.
Proposals for the following community improvement activities will
be considered: repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to
low-income or transitional housing or community facilities (SCHOOLS,
community centers, senior centers, etc.); weatherizing or increasing
energy efficiency of low-income or transitional housing or community
facilities [SCHOOLS ...]....
Grants of up to $5,000 are made in the form of The Home Depot
gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services.
Requests will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 31,
2018. Online application.  https://corporate.homedepot.com/grants/community-impact-grants

MSSEF Mini-Grants

Building life skills and STEM competencies: Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair (MSSEF) and Curious Minds programs.

MSSEF Mini-Grants enable schools and teachers to inspire children through direct engagement in research and invention projects, and the excitement of science fair competition.

Your Mini-Grant will include tuition scholarships to Curious Minds courses for STEM teachers. Learn ways to bring the professional science and engineering practices right into your classrooms and to align with the new MA STE standards.

Apply Now! Rolling Applications - No Deadline

Eligible Schools:  All schools with grades 6-12 in Massachusetts that currently do not offer, OR aim to expand their annual Science and/or Engineering Fair program.

Goal:  Schools develop or expand a sustainable Science Fair program, and teachers bring science & engineering practices into their classrooms.


• Grants up to $1,000 for the first year, and renewable up to $2,500 for a multi-year program.

• Tuition Scholarships of $3,500 for up to 6 STEM teachers to enroll in CMI Courses 


• Science Fair consultant to visit your school upon request

• Invitations for Teachers & School Leaders to:

— Join meetings of the MSSEF High School Committee that helps to shape policy and organize the statewide science fair programs

— Attend MSSEF Educator Day (free) at MIT – a look behind-the-scenes at the statewide Science & Engineering Fair for high school students held annually in May.

For more information on how to become a MSSEF Mini-Grant school, email us at: cmi@scifair.com