Idea Lab 2020

This school year looks a little different, and Idea Lab will be different too! This year, instead of focusing on project based learning, Idea Lab grants will be supporting teacher ideas on increasing and enhancing student engagement with the world around them. This summer, there was so much momentum toward meaningful change in racial and economic injustice.

Idea Lab grants will fund up to $1,000 to teachers who offer new, hands-on, authentic, experiential learning opportunities in the classroom or Zoom room this year.

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