The Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Innovation Grants program is known to provide funds to nonprofit organizations and their partners for E-STEM programs that engage students aged 11–18, particularly those considered underrepresented in STEM. The overall goal of this program is to increase students’ environmental literacy, build STEM skills, and create pathways to environmental careers. The program that will benefit are promising to build and use STEM knowledge and skills in environmental learning and problem solving.
- Financial funding of up to $15,000 USD to support their E-STEM programs.
- Extensive professional development and training.
- Financial support to attend the 2023 NAAEE international virtual conference.
- Networking Influence
- Unlimited access to the NAAEE network and Pratt & Whitney nonprofit community.
- Must be a registered nongovernmental organization who follows other foreign government laws for charitable purposes. For example, a US organization would be qualified under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
- Must not be subjectable to US or other applicable governmental sanctions and other restrictions.
- Must have a working bank account that can receive electronic funds in USD. The bank must not be subject to US or other applicable governmental sanctions and other restrictions.
- Must submit a innovative idea that works with students ages 11–18.
- Must be able to administer programs between November, 2022–October, 2023.
Once awarded, Grantees will be responsible for the following:
- Professional Development and Networking: Before receiving funding, grantees will attend a training focused on project planning, budgeting, and evaluation of proposed projects (October 2022). Grantees will also be asked to attend periodic networking calls during the project implementation period to share challenges, updates, and ideas.
- Reporting: Grantees will be asked to submit a brief narrative and financial report at the midpoint of their grant (May 2023) and at the end of their grant (October 2023).
- Lessons Learned and Project Impact: Grantees will be expected to share their program through possible presentations at the 2023 NAAEE virtual conference, and through ongoing informal communications updates (including photos and videos, if available). There may also be opportunities to share their work on North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) platforms through blogs and social media.