Applicant Information

Before writing your application, please ensure that you familiarize yourself the grant guidelines.

The other resources linked here are designed to support you in writing a competitive application.

  • The rubric is used by reviewers to score applications, use this document to understand what our review team is looking for.

  • The application template is a word document that you can download to help you draft your grant application.

  • The sample applications are real examples of highly competetive applications from the 2019-20 cycle.

  • Inquiry-Based Learning is a cornerstone of the BEST Teacher Grant, review this page to learn more about what we are looking for.

  • The webinars page includes information about upcoming applicant information webinars, and links to previous webinars.

  • The state science standards page provides information about science standards for each participating state. This information may be especially relevant for non-science teachers applying for interdisciplinary projects.

Caption: BEST Grantees participating in professional development and networking sessions