2023 Pratt & Whitney E-STEM Awards (prize: $50,000)
Deadline: the 28th of June 2023
The Pratt & Whitney E-STEM Awards 2023 application period is currently open. Through two financing options—E-STEM Prizes and E-STEM Grants—the Pratt & Whitney E-STEM Awards help promising E-STEM initiatives around the world create STEM skills, environmental knowledge, and career pathways. E-STEM Grants help and improve new programs while E-STEM Prizes honor achievement in programs that have been around for a while.
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are all integrated into the E-STEM program to engage students in meaningful, real-world environmental problem-solving. E-STEM is a teaching concept that not only encourages interdisciplinary learning but also motivates students to use what they have learned to address challenging environmental problems.
They are especially interested in supporting applicant groups that work with underserved audiences in STEM fields, employ partnerships to increase their effect, and encourage students (ages 11 to 22) to take action on climate change solutions, sustainable energy, or sustainable aviation.
Winners will get the following:
Funding for their E-STEM initiatives:
E-STEM Awards Funding: Depending on the quality of the applications received, a pool of $50,000 USD will be distributed in each of the following geographical areas, and it may be distributed to one or more programs:
Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas
Grants for E-STEM Funding: The following categories will get grants:
Locational Categories: The financing pool for each of the below-listed geographies is $30,000 USD. According to where their headquarters are located, nonprofits will be grouped by location. Each scholarship will range from $5,000 to $15,000 USD.
Asia Pacific The Americas Europe, Middle East, and Africa
Particular Categories: Any group that is working on projects that are focused on sustainable aviation is eligible to apply for a grant of $10,000 USD.
Through the platforms of NAAEE and Pratt & Whitney, their organization's work has received worldwide prominence.
Opportunities for peer and professional growth with E-STEM award recipients.
access to the Pratt & Whitney nonprofit community and the NAAEE network.
Organizations that apply must:
a nonprofit or non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in its respective foreign country that is equivalent to section 501(c)(3) status, or a school, academic institution, or university. a group that is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code but not classified as a private foundation. In your application, you will be asked to attach supporting documents that demonstrates your nonprofit status.
not be subject to any restrictions or sanctions imposed by the United States or another relevant nation. View the whole list of American sanctions here.
possess a functional bank account that can accept USD-based electronic payments. Sanctions and other limitations imposed by the United States or other relevant governments must not apply to the bank.
be able to show consistency in the budget and administration.
Send in a program that serves children in the 11 to 22 age range.
be able to manage programs from November 2023 to October 2024.
English-only entries alone will be taken into consideration.
After receiving their prize, winners are expected to:
Attend a 1-hour online orientation for grant recipients in late 2023.
Through a midterm and final report, assess the project's activities and results in relation to interest in STEM, STEM skills, environmental literacy, and any additional outcomes unique to the project.
Participate in quarterly opportunities to inform the public, NAAEE and Pratt & Whitney personnel, other E-STEM
Awardees, and the public about project activities, results, and lessons learned (for example, through blogs, social media, and/or other platforms).