Do you have a germ of inspiration that you’d like to develop and implement in your classroom this year?

You can apply for an IDEA LAB GRANT from the BEF!

The BEF is looking to support Brookline educators who want to offer new, authentic, hands-on learning opportunities to their students.

IDEA LAB grants will fund up to $1,000 to teachers who want to execute ideas for experiential, project based learning. In addition, the BEF awards an Innovation Catalyst Award (additional $500!) to one Idea Lab grant to take the idea even further!

See the Grants Calendar for workshops, deadlines and other important dates. Information on prior Idea Lab projects can be found Here.

1. Call for proposals

Information for applying teachers

More Grant Information

2. Application

Online application – submit to the BEF by November 5, 2021.

2021-22 Idea Lab Applications are now closed

3. Evaluation

In May, you will be asked to document your Idea Lab grant by a short video or powerpoint presentation. Email presentation to

4. Acknowledgment

If your grant is funded by the BEF, we ask that you recognize our support by including a short acknowledgment on any printed grant materials or online documentation. Thank you!

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