We are excited to announce the kick-off of the 2021/2022 MINNDEPENDENT STEM Grant Program. Once again there are three types of STEM Grants available to fit your school’s needs.

  • Innovation Grants – up to $5000
  • Starter Grants – up to $1500
  • Sustainability Grants – up to 20% of the original grant, not to exceed $1500

Member schools* will find information and resources for preparing grant applications below. If you have any questions, please email Beth Murphy, MINNDEPENDENT STEM Program Manager at [email protected].

Calendar and Guidelines


Application Documents

Budget Form

For examples of projects that have received MINNDEPENDENT STEM Grant funding in the past, please see descriptions for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 , 2020 and 2021

*Only MINNDEPENDENT member schools are eligible to receive STEM grants. For more information on becoming a member, click here.

How To Write a Winning
Webinar – Thursday, Dec. 9 from 3:30 – 4:45 PM

In this session, new and experienced grant writers will learn tips for writing stronger MISF STEM Grant applications. Beth will also share what MISF’s STEM Advisory Committee often looks for when they review grant proposals and make funding recommendations.

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Beth Murphy Ph.D.
STEM Program Manager