Deadline: July 11, 2022
Applications are open for the Pratt & Whitney Global E-STEM Excellence Prize 2022. The Prize awards up to $50,000 USD to nonprofit organizations and their partners who have demonstrated excellence in E-STEM programming.
Specifically, this opportunity seeks to recognize programs that have successfully engaged students aged 11–18, particularly those considered underrepresented in STEM, in meaningful learning experiences that increase STEM skills (science, technology, engineering, and math) through environmental problem solving (the “E” in E-STEM). Since the overall goal of this program is to increase students’ environmental literacy through STEM learning, and create pathways to environmental careers, applicants will be asked to describe how they plan to use the funds to either replicate or expand their successful program to reach additional students.
Prize winners will receive:
- Funding of up to $50,000 to support their organization’s vision through E-STEM.
- Global recognition of their organization’s work through NAAEE and Pratt & Whitney’s platforms.
- Access to professional development opportunities.
- Support to attend the 2023 NAAEE international virtual conference.
- Peer support and networking.
- Access to the NAAEE network and Pratt & Whitney nonprofit community.
Applicant organizations must:
- Be a nonprofit organization under your country’s laws, or a nongovernment 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.
- Not be subject to US or other applicable governmental sanctions and other restrictions.
- 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.
- Submit a program that worked with students aged 11 -18.
Once awarded, Prize winners are expected to:
- Share their stories with E-STEM Award recipients by attending at least one professional development training.
- Provide updates on programs one year after the Prize is awarded, and share photos, stories, and videos with NAAEE throughout the year, when available. In some cases, winners may be visited by a camera crew to capture their project work.
- Participate in the 2023 NAAEE virtual conference, with potential opportunities to present about the project.
Submit applications online through Submittable by 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on Monday, July 11, 2022. Only submissions in English will be considered.
For more information, visit Pratt & Whitney Global Award.