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Brought to you by Science Fair Foundation BC, the Discovery Foundation STEM Project Grant is a funding opportunity for youth across BC and the Yukon to explore science, technology and innovation through their own unique STEM project.
 
Created for youth looking for more financial support in their pursuit of STEM inquiry, the Discovery Foundation STEM Project Grant is inviting BC and Yukon students between the ages of 9 and 18 to apply for funding that will help them build their STEM project, or compete in a Science Fair Foundation BC event. Grants of between $50 to $200 will be awarded to successful applicants who can demonstrate the grant money will substantially contribute to their understanding of and development in STEM.
 
Applicants will be asked to describe their STEM project, what they are trying to discover, and how the Discovery Foundation STEM Project Grant funding will be used in relation to their project or STEM competition.
 
Eligible Expenses:
The following is a non-exhaustive list of items and services that funding may be used to purchase:
  • Miscellaneous supplies for the completion of a STEM project (batteries, wire, chemicals, etc.)
  • Access to scientific journals/articles/research
  • Access to lab equipment
  • Registration fees for a science fair or the Youth Innovation Showcase 
 
Objectives:
  • To reduce financial barriers for youth in BC and the Yukon to develop STEM projects and compete in STEM events
  • To create a more equal playing field for students to explore project-based STEM learning
  • To ensure that all grade 4 to 12 students in BC and the Yukon have the opportunity to realize their interests and potential in STEM
Who Can Apply?
Youth who:
  • Are between 9 and 18 years old (grades 4 to 12)
  • Live in BC or the Yukon
  • Plan to participate in a science fair or the Youth Innovation Showcase in 2022
 
Important Dates:
November 1st, 2021: Grant Intake Opens
December 15th, 2021: Application Deadline
January 10th – 17th, 2022: Notification sent to successful applicants
January 18th – 28th, 2022: Funds disbursed
May 31st, 2022: Student Reporting Deadline
 
 
FOR STUDENTS:
Have a great idea for a STEM project, but don’t have the resources to make it a reality?
Apply for a Discovery Foundation STEM Project Grant. Grants of between $50 and $200 are available to Grade 4 to 12 students in BC and the Yukon who plan to participate in a science fair or the Youth Innovation Showcase in 2022.
 
What does the grant pay for?
  • Supplies for the completion of your STEM project
  • Access to scientific journals/articles/research
  • Access to lab equipment
  • Your registration fees for a science fair and/or the Youth Innovation Showcase
 
How do I apply?
Applications will open November 1, 2021. You must submit an application form by December 15, 2021.
In your application form, you will be asked for the following information:
  • Your name and contact information
  • The event(s) you plan to participate in
  • A description of your STEM project
  • Why you need a Discovery Foundation STEM Project Grant
  • A detailed list of the items you’d like funded and their costs
  • What you think the impact of your project will be
  • A commitment to reporting to us after your project is complete
 
Grant funding is limited. Preference will be given to students who:
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Clearly explain their project and the potential impact of funding
 
When will I know if my application is successful?
We let you know if you will receive funding in mid-January 2022. Funds will be given to successful applicants by the end of January 2022.

What do I need to do if I get a grant?
Make a great STEM project! You’ll also need to send us a report in May 2022 showing us how you used your funds and how they had an impact on your project.