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Limited Submission Opportunity: Braitmayer Foundation K-12 Innovative Practices Grants

Vanderbilt University may submit up to two applications to The Braitmayer Foundation K-12 Innovative Practices Grants. The selected applications must be from different departments.

The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States. Of particular interest are:

  • curricular and school reform initiatives
  • preparation of and professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly those that encourage people of high ability and diverse background to enter and remain in K-12 teaching

The foundation awards grants up to $35,000 for one year.

The foundation is pleased to have its grants used anywhere in the United States as seed money, challenge grants or to match other grants to the recipient organizations. The foundation does not make grants to individuals, multi-year grants, nor grants for general operating, endowment purposes or building programs. Unless a small percentage of the total amount requested, normally the foundation does not make grants for child care, pre-kindergarten, or after-school programs nor for equipment including hardware, software or books.

See the grant guidelines and previous grant recipients for more information.

Interested faculty should visit to apply for the internal LSO competition and to find additional information about the opportunity.  The deadline for the internal competition is Jan. 13, 2021.

Any questions about this opportunity may be directed to