Thermo Fisher Scientific: Grants for STEM Education

OVERVIEW: Thermo Fisher Scientific supports STEM education programs at the K-12 level and the post-secondary level.

IP TAKE: This funder offers cash grants, in-kind donations, product and material donations and event sponsorship.

PROFILE: Thermo Fisher Scientific awards grants to “[s]upport programs that encourage students to explore and develop their interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.” The overall aim of Thermo Fisher’s philanthropy is to foster the “[n]ext generation of thinkers and leaders.” The foundation supports STEM education through in-kind donations, cash grants and its signature STEM programs. Its signature STEM program focuses on K-12; however, the foundation supports related programs at the post-secondary level, mainly through in-kind donations.

Thermo Fisher’s STEM Education program grants support hands-on science learning in the classroom. The foundation also awards scholarships to students studying STEM. It’s STEM program has several sub-programs: Innovation Nation, STEM Design Challenge, and STEM-credible Kits.

Unfortunately, Thermo Fisher’s website does not provide clear information regarding its grantmaking process, eligibility, restrictions or if it accepts unsolicited requests for funding. Grantseekers should contact Thermo Fisher staff for more information.


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