Universities and K-12 schools who have STEM and Computer Science (CS) education initiatives are encouraged to apply for a Google Rise award.
Google RISE – Roots in Science and Engineering – Awards are designed to promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Computer Science (CS) education initiatives. They provide awards to organizations working with K-12 (primary & secondary schools) and university students to provide enrichment programs in these fields.
Google believes that technology will continue to play an important role in shaping our future, and the youth of today will help innovate and drive these technologies for years to come. To that end, Google aspires to help students take one step closer to achieving their potential by offering organizational growth and development opportunities through the Google RISE Awards.
Award amounts range from $5,000 – $25,000 USD.
Organizations from around the globe who are working to promote and support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), as well as Computer Science (CS) education initiatives at the K-12 / Pre-University and University (US only) levels with an emphasis on increasing engagement of socioeconomically disadvantaged students, girls, and under-represented minorities are eligible for consideration. See below for a full list of eligible countries.
Applicants are welcome to apply annually if not selected for a RISE Award. If awarded a grant in 2013, Google will limit funding for a 1 year period after participation in our RISE community. After that one year break, applicants are welcome to re-apply in 2014 for additional funding to be granted in 2015.
For more info visit: http://www.google.com/edu/rise/index.html