Monday, April 30, 2012

Google RISE Awards - awards to organizations working with K-12+ students in STEM

Google  Google RISE Awards

The Google RISE (Roots in Science and Engineering) Awards 2012 are here. The Google RISE awards promote and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and CS (Computer Science) education initiatives by awarding grants to organizations working with K-12 and Higher Ed students to provide enrichment programs in STEM and CS.

Awards range from $10,000 - $25,000 in the US and Canada and 500-10,000 EUR in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Ideal K-12 & university STEM programs and projects should:

  • Inspire excitement in STEM and CS
  • Improve, advance and enrich students' STEM and/or CS education
  • Include hands-on learning activities in STEM and/or CS education

Program Guidelines

  • Google RISE Awards are specific to STEM and CS educational and outreach programs
  • Applications are encouraged from organizations and educational institutions regardless of the socio-economic status of the students they serve
  • Please note that the RISE team is not able to provide one on one consultations during the review process (both prior to applying and after applications have been submitted) to ensure no bias is given to specific organizations
  • We will be asking for feedback and updates from the successful awardees to help us shape and develop the RISE Awards for future years

Here are the award recipients for 2012:
These are some great groups and programs. Check them out and see if they can help your students.

This is a great opportunity for groups that help students in STEM and CS topics to get additional funding to continue their work.

Share this with others and with any organizations that may be eligible to enter.  Interested groups can sign up to be notified of the 2013 awards here:


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