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Battelle STEM Grants Program

Out-of-classroom learning.

Every year, Battelle supports organizations that create STEM integrated, standards based informal education programs. We are deeply proud of this expanding part of our philanthropy strategy.

Applications are now open for the 2021 Battelle STEM Grant. Proposals are due March 31, 2021 by 5:00 PM (EST). We are seeking to fund programs that:

  1. Increases opportunities for engaging students — particularly those who might otherwise not have the opportunities — to participate in STEM programming.
  2. Integrates STEM subjects in out-of-school — summer, evenings, weekends — time.
  3. Demonstrates potential for sustainability.

Please note: Per Battelle's obligations as a nonprofit organization, only programs in Central Ohio will be considered for this grant. We define Central Ohio as Franklin county and all adjacent counties: Union, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway and Madison.

We believe that quality STEM education is the best way for children to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. That includes great learning opportunities outside of the classroom at museums, libraries, zoos, and other creative centers.

The complete RFP is available here.

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In 2017, we profiled three programs that started and sustained their programs with support from Battelle. Here's what they had to say.

Teen Open Studio is a twice weekly, drop-in program offered free to teens aged 13-19. It provides a space where participants can exhibit creative, artistic thinking and benefit from peer collaboration, mentor guidance and workshops with professionals.


Shadowbox Live will expand its partnership with Columbus State Community College to teach American Sign Language (ASL) students artistic interpretation and how to physically and emotionally embrace the characters performing on stage to expand theatrical interpreting services to the deaf community.


Partnering with middle schools in Licking County, The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology expands creative out-of-school opportunities for students to explore STEM concepts and careers while expanding the program’s reach to more than 200 students.

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