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Delaware BioScience Association Accepting Applications for 2017 STEM Educator Grant

NEWARK, DE.— (Jan. 10, 2017) The Delaware BioScience Association, a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, privately funded, membership-based organization announced today that applications are now being accepted from Delaware educators (grades 6-12) in a district or charter school for the organization’s 2017 STEM Educator Grants.

Established in 2016, the STEM Educator Grants fund classroom programs and activities which engage students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Currently, the total grant pool is valued at $8,000, with individual grant awards expected to range from hundreds of dollars to a maximum of $2,000.

“Delaware Bio’s Board of Directors and members recognize the importance of providing students with opportunities to explore the exciting industries and careers offered through STEM, and is proud to support the education sector through our STEM Educator Grant,” said Delaware Bio President, Bob Dayton.

Proposals that incorporate the following components are of the greatest interest:

  • Program or activity increases awareness of STEM-related professions
  • Teaches STEM-centered skills and/or knowledge
  • Demonstrates real-life application of STEM-centered skills and/or knowledge
  • Encourages interest in STEM fields of study
  • Program or activity can be replicated for or by other educators
  • Proposals with an emphasis on biotechnology will be given extra consideration

Applications and a letter of support from the school’s administration must be submitted by mail, email, or fax by January 27, 2017, and must include the applicant’s signature. Applications may be completed electronically and emailed to Alexis Bussey at; mailed to 1 Innovation Way, Suite 300—Newark, DE 19711 (Attn: Alexis Bussey); or faxed to 302-452-1101 (Attn: Alexis Bussey). Grant recipients will be notified by late March 2017.

There is still time to submit your application! For more information and to download an application visit or contact Alexis Bussey at

About the Delaware BioScience Association

Delaware Bio is a non-profit trade association that serves its members and the State of Delaware by collaborating with other local businesses and organizations to advance the growth of the bioscience industry in Delaware and the region. To learn more about Delaware Bio, please visit

For Additional Information

Alexis Bussey
Event & Marketing Coordinator
Fax: 302-452-1101