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Grant deadlines are July 15th and February 28th.

Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists offers grants to help equip the rising generation with scientific thinking ability. Proposals are invited for three types of activity.


US environmental educators and organizations may apply for grants of up to $5,000 for local student research symposia (SRS). GLOBE, with support from NASA and YLACES, is supporting six SRS which draw students from across each of the six GLOBE US regions. The local SRS supported by YLACES are to be based on the regional SRS model, but instead should be one-day events with student participants drawn from a school, school district(s), a locale, or a small region.


Environmental educators in the US may apply for up to $1,250 for instruments and supplies to facilitate youth environmental research and data collection. Student participants are expected to produce research projects that are presented in a public forum no later than July 2024 and student data must be made publicly available. Grantees must commit to coaching students in doing research projects and sharing their observations and reports.


Larger grants may be considered following consultation with Dr. Dixon Butler (



YLACES is taking a pause from funding international proposals except those supported through the GLOBE Plus Post program conducted in partnership with the US Department of State. These grants are intended to build worldwide participation on the GLOBE Program. 

YLACES grants do not fund staff time and transportation costs, and will only cover modest amounts for computing equipment required for students to record and report measurements. Grant budgets need not include instrument delivery, bank charges, and currency conversions.  

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