These agencies provide funding opportunities for those interested in developing, refining, testing, or researching STEM-based activities.
The Illinois State Board of Education provides leadership, advocacy, and support for the work of school districts, policymakers, and Illinois residents in making Illinois education second to none.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research.
The goals of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are to foster fundamental creative discoveries, innovative research strategies, and their applications to advance the nation's capacity to protect and improve health. In realizing these goals, the NIH provides leadership and direction to programs designed to improve the health of the nation by conducting and supporting research.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that issues limited-term grants to promote the progress of science. NSF's goals are focused on discovery, learning, research infrastructure, and stewardship to advance the frontiers of knowledge; cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens; build the nation's research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities; and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization.
The United States Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and student preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access to all.