The founders of the Hach company established the Hach Scientific Foundation in 1982. One of the programs that has emerged from this foundation is the High School Chemistry Grant Program. This grant is available to high school chemistry teachers. Teachers that have ideas to improve the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms are encouraged to apply.
What can be funded? Laboratory equipment, instructional materials, professional development, student-conducted field studies, and student-led science outreach events can be funded.
Two teachers that have submitted successful grants have written about that experience on ChemEd X. Ryan Schoenborn wrote about how he was able to obtain lab equipment. Kevin Conkel’s grant paid for instructional equipment.
You can view an AACT webinar that provides tips for writing a successful grant proposal. AACT hosted it on January 12th, 2017. Teachers are given up to $1500 for their ideas.
The 2018 application cycle begins ends April 16. Don’t wait until the last minute as you need to obtain a statement of support from your school’s administration.