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Next intake for the STEM Project Grant is January 2024. Application form is linked here and also available below. Sign up for our newsletter to get updates on this and our other science fair programs.

The 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 financial support in their pursuit of STEM inquiry, the 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 regional science fair. 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 STEM Project Grant funding will be used in relation to their project or attending a 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 (e.g., batteries, wire, chemicals)
  • Access to scientific journals/articles/research
  • Access to lab equipment
  • Registration fees for a regional science fair in 2024
  • Travel costs associated with traveling to a regional science fair in 2024 (e.g., gas, hotel costs)
 
Objectives:
  • To reduce financial barriers for youth in BC and the Yukon to develop STEM projects and compete in science fairs
  • 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 equivalent program in BC or the Yukon in 2024
 

APPLY NOW!

Important Dates

Grant intake opens              January 15, 2024
Application deadline February 20, 2024
Notification sent to successful applicants        February 27 – March 1, 2024
Funds disbursed March 4 – 15, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a great idea for a STEM project, but do not have the resources to make it a reality?
Apply for a 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 equivalent program in 2024.

  • Supplies for the completion of your STEM project
  • Access to scientific journals/articles/research
  • Access to lab equipment
  • Registration fees for a science fair or equivalent program
  • Travel to STEM fairs
Applications will open January 15, 2024. You must submit an application form by February 20, 2024.
In your application form, you will be asked for the following information:
  • Your name and contact information
  • Event(s) you plan to participate in
  • A description of your STEM project
  • Why you need a STEM Project Grant
  • A detailed list of the items you would 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
We will let successful applicants know if they will receive funding in late February 2024. Funds will be given to successful applicants by mid March 2024.
Make a great STEM project! You will also need to send us a report in the Fall showing us how you used your funds and how they had an impact on your project. 
All questions relating to the STEM Project Grant can be sent by e-mail to .
Thank you to our generous sponsors who support this program