PLTW Biomedical Science Grant Opportunity Available for Massachusetts High Schools

PLTW and Mass STEM Hub are partnering to provide Massachusetts high schools a grant opportunity to implement PLTW Biomedical Science.

The grant opportunity is designed to increase access to high-quality programming for students across the state.

Grant Details

The grant awards, in the amount of up to $50,000 per school, will assist in offsetting costs associated with implementing PLTW Biomedical Science. Awards may be used to cover the following expenses:

  • PLTW Biomedical Science Core Training and related expenses
  • Required computers and/or tablets
  • Required course equipment and supplies

Please note that the grant awards may not be used to cover the following expenses:

  • Consumables
  • Participation fee
  • Salaries or stipends
  • Benefits
  • Meals
  • Infrastructure
  • Renovations
  • Indirect costs
  • Any other expenses not specified as allowable, including optional equipment and supplies

Schools with no existing PLTW programs as well as schools with existing PLTW programs that wish to add PLTW Biomedical Science are eligible to apply and can do so by completing the application by January 23, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Given the focus on high-quality programming and increased access for students, strong grant applications will highlight a long-term vision of the program, including:

  • Significant student participation at the school level (e.g., 15-25 percent of high school students on track to complete a three-course pathway by year three)
  • Teacher and leader champions 
  • Plan to financially sustain the program after the grant

Grant Requirements:

Grantees must offer at least one PLTW Biomedical Science course of their choosing for the 2019-20 academic year, and offer at least three courses by the 2021-22 academic year.

Funds will be disbursed in two payments, the first of which will be made prior to the first year of implementation and the second will be made prior to the second year of implementation. The second year of funding is contingent upon meeting the requirements of the grant.

To learn more about PLTW Biomedical Science, register for our tour of Plymouth South High School on Monday, December 17, at 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 

For questions regarding PLTW and program implementation, please contact Mary Laturnau, PLTW’s senior director of school engagement.