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Idea Lab 2019

Has this happened to you? You go to a conference, workshop, or for a run, and have a brilliant idea of how to get your students to be really engaged in a new way, but then you get back to the classroom and it’s hard to figure out how to execute this great idea.

We are here to help you! The BEF Idea Lab grants are here to support your brilliant new idea! Idea Lab grants will fund up to $1,000 to teachers who offer new, hands-on, authentic, experiential learning opportunities in the classroom this year. Since 2017, Idea Lab has been focused on bringing project-based learning to the classrooms.

See the Grants Calendar for workshops, deadlines and other important dates.

1. Call for proposals

Information for applying teachers

More Grant Information

2. Application

Download, Complete & Email to the BEF by November 7, 2019.

Applications are 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