Grant Funding Resources for Teachers
Robotics possesses a wealth of educational value on its own, but only when paired with the right intangibles can robotics drive STEM innovation. When students apply their own creativity, ingenuity, persistence, and enthusiasm to their work, they build more than just a robot; they contribute to a developing STEM field. ROBOTERRA’s educational vision is not only to put high quality robotics in the hands of young learners, but also to drive the development of robotics as a pillar of STEM.
In an effort to help educators seeking funding for ROBOTERRA, we are providing answers to a number of questions requested in a typical grant proposal. Use the funding resources and grant examples below as guidance towards writing your own grant proposal. Feel free to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding Resources for Middle-School Programs
Funding Resources for High-School Programs
Funding Resources for After-School Programs
We recommend that you start looking at the local-level grant first. You will have convenient access to funders, such as foundations and businesses in your local community. Attached are some examples of foundation grants, business grants, educational grants the support programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math.
Sample ROBOTERRA Grant
Below is a sample after-school grant for the ROBOTERRA Program. Connect with your principal and school advisory board before you reach out for fundings. These school-based funders will look for evidence of support of the school’s governing body.
We recommend developing a ROBOTERRA Educational Team of engaged teachers and administration to develop goals, objectives, timelines and projected outcomes. In the sample ROBOTERRA grant there is a template of how to present these in your grant.
The application submission dates are never flexible. Always submit the proposal on time; they usually request multiple copies for the review committee. You need to conduct a thorough review of all instructions in the proposal before the due.
Details are vital in the process. Use the specific font size and page layout parameters . We recommend developing an outline of what is requested, timelines and who will do what.
Be sure to attach Appendix A through D with the grant. Their significance should be outlined in the submitted grant as it has been in the sample grant attached.
ROBOTERRA Sample Grant
Appendix A: ROBOTERRA Curriculum
Appendix B: ROBOTERRA Curriculum Alignment with Frameworks/Standards
Appendix C: ROBOTERRA Pre-Post Test Questions
Appendix D: ROBOTERRA Pre-Post Test Answers
Sample of Grant Evaluators Rubric
ROBOTERRA Grant Rubric
This document gives you a good idea of what the grant evaluators are looking for. The ROBOTERRA Program is innovative and exceeds most expectations!
Sample Business Partnership Letter
ROBOTERRA Business Partnership Example
A business partnership letter is another great way to go to request donations for your after school ROBOTERRA educational program. Many companies are invested in the community and want to show their support in the future of our children. The sample business partnership can be used as a guide. The business letter should never exceed one page. Be sure to attach the ROBOTERRA Curriculum when sending the business letter.
Grant & Business Partnership Outline
ROBOTERRA Grant + Business Partnership Letter
This document outlines what should be in the grant and the business partnership letter.