NEW! Innovation Funds Application Coming Soon!
A goal of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is to supports research based STEM education proven to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce children and their parents to careers through STEM.
In support of that goal, the STEM Advisory Council is piloting the Iowa STEM Innovation Fund, a financial resource pool available to organizations with ideas for innovative STEM programs that show promise for supporting the goal.
The intention of this fund is not to support past or current STEM scale-up programs with additional resources, but rather serve as an incubator for STEM activities outside of current or past Iowa STEM Council programming. The STEM Council invites applications for ideas that will have an impact upon Iowans locally, regionally, and potentially on a statewide level. The Council will not fund marketing or promotional campaigns for commercial products or services, nor will it fund policy advocacy activities.
Questions to ponder right now:
- Have PreK-12 students have benefited from your innovative idea?
- Are you ready to conduct the research needed to vet your program?
- Can students across Iowa benefit from your innovative program?
- If selected and your research is affirming, would you consider applying to make your program one of Iowa STEM's Scale-Ups?