Grant Applications

To apply for a grant, educators are invited to submit a proposal of no more than two pages that addresses the following questions:

  • What is the research project being proposed or what types of youth research projects will be enabled by the grant?

  • How will student research be included in curricula or youth group activities?

  • How will the quality of youth citizen science measurements be assured, the protocols documented, and the data reported and shared?

  • How will youth research project results and conclusions be documented and shared?

  • How will participant improvement in scientific ways of thinking be assessed and reported to YLACES? 


In addition to the two-page proposal, please include a resume of the person who is making the request and will be responsible for grant implementation as well as contact information including email and phone number. Also, please include with the contact information a brief description of the proposer’s organization and its website address.

Grant proposals are due by either January 15th or July 15th and should be submitted by email to

No individual or organization should submit more than one grant proposal at a time. 


Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from support for taking simple measurements to teacher professional development and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching.


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