Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

The Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants are for Facing History and Ourselves educators who think outside the box to transform schools and impact student learning. Teachers/teams who have attended a qualifying workshop are eligible to apply. The grants will allow great educators to take their ideas in collaboration with others to deepen their work in Facing History and innovate the ways in which it can be used to solve problems, address big questions, and make dreams become realities in classrooms and schools.

In 2015, five winners will be awarded grants for $6,000 and four runners up will receive $2500. This is double the award amount offered in previous years.

The Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants are the premiere award available to Facing History teachers and reward teachers who have been working with our content, pedagogy, and methods and are ready to bring their work to a deeper level of impact.

What’s the application timeline?

  • December 15, 2014: Applications open to the entire Facing History network
  • March 20, 2015: Applications close
  • April 17, 2015: Winners and runners-up notified
  • May 5, 2015: Winners and runners-up announced to the public

How do I apply? When I will be notified if I receive a grant?

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant Awards. Stay tuned as we notify the winners and runners-up on April 17, 2015.


Meet Some of Our Previous Winners

From a teacher in California who will create a semester-long Common Core-based Facing History elective to an educator in Colombia who will build an online resource guide to help teachers tackle issues of historical memory in classrooms, these projects will help students worldwide become more active, concerned citizens.

Find out more about the individual winners and their winning projects:

Innovation Grant Winners 2014

Innovation Grant Winners 2013

Teachers Share Story of Their Grant-Winning Project

Brookline High School teachers Katy Frost and Katya Babitskaya discuss their classroom project made possible by the Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants.