Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics

UPDATE: The next round of PRISM will open Fall 2023. Please provide your name and email to receive updates on this program.

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Eligibility & Application Process:

Please review PRISM's Request for Proposal for complete eligibility requirements.

About The Award

Burroughs Wellcome Fund supports teaching professionals in their efforts to provide quality hands-on, inquiry-based activities for their students.   The Promoting Innovation in Science and Mathematics awards enhance the excitement for STEM in the classroom by providing funds for materials, equipment, and supplies related to the implementation of high-quality curriculum and activities in the classroom.

This award provides up to $3,000 for one year to cover the cost of equipment, materials, and supplies.  An additional $1,500 may be requested for professional development related to the implementation of new equipment or the use of materials in the classroom.  Awards are made to teaching professionals that hold a professional educator's license to teach in a North Carolina K-12 public school.

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Program Contacts

Alfred Mays

Senior Program Officer


Samantha Moore

Program Assistant