Idea Lab Grants

Idea Lab 2017

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 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

Note that our call this year is a little different from previous years, so please read it carefully


Idea Lab 2012-2016

The Brookline Education Foundation Idea Lab Initiative began in 2012 seeking to promote the 21st Century classroom and to pilot new educational approaches that reflect the latest in educational thinking.

Idea Lab Grants award up to $1,000 each to Brookline educators. In 2015, the BEF announced an additional incentive to innovative approaches to teaching through an Innovation Catalyst Award - $500 Prize. The award is presented to the Idea Lab grant recipient whose proposal best supports a creative, pioneering approach to teaching. 

For a full list of all previously funded Idea Lab Grants click here  (Please note that the requirements are different in the 2017 call.)