The NDSGC offers recurring educator mini-grants. Mini grants are open to North Dakota formal and informal educators who are teaching, hosting, or participating in research or education initiatives related to STEM and/or NASA. Mini grants may be applied to, but not limited to: STEM-relevant field trips, materials and resources that enhance the STEM classroom, and participation in NASA-relevant or STEM challenges at local, regional, and national levels. Educator mini-grants are competitively awarded, as the NDSGC reviews all applications using a rubric to evaluate scientific/technical merit, budget reasonableness, NASA-relevance, North Dakota-relevance, student involvement, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Awards of up to $2,500 will be available to ND educators. Stipends (personal or for students) are unallowable. Preference will be given to educators who have not received a mini-grant award in the last 12 months. If you are awarded a mini-grant, a final report must be completed to be eligible for future awards. For additional information, please contact the NDSGC team.
- Spring: December 15th
- Summer: April 15th
- Fall: September 15th
The application form will open one month prior to each deadline; application guidance is available.