The Foundation partners with the Northern Oklahoma section of the American Chemical Society to offer science grants to educators in an effort to engage students in the study of science. These grants are awarded once a year to educators at any level.

2022-2023 deadline: October 16

Budget: approximately $5,000

Grant criteria:

  • Grants are available to any certified employee within the Bartlesville Public Schools, reaching grades PK-12.
  • Grants can be made to individuals or teams.  When a team approach is used, the team must have a leader who is responsible for the grant and is a member of the Bartlesville Public Schools.
  • The programs or projects applied for in the grant should enhance the science instruction in a classroom and make science more engaging to the students.  The proposal can address any area of science, although it is slightly preferable that the grant focus on the instruction of chemistry.
  • Grants should be used for innovative approaches, not yet used at the applicant’s site.
  • The Foundation WILL NOT fund building improvements, core curriculum or teacher/student compensation.
  • Grants will only be accepted through the BPSF online application process.
  • Sample Grant Agreement Form (all grant recipients are required to complete a Grant Agreement Form before receiving funds)
  • Sample Grant Reporting Form (all grant recipients are required to complete a Grant Reporting Form after receiving funds)

Factors considered in the evaluation process

  • Does the grant enhance, enrich, or expand the curriculum or academic experience of the students?
  • Does it give the students hands-on experience with science?
  • Is it chemistry-focused?
  • Does the grant clearly define the need for this project or program?
  • Does the grant clearly explain how this project or program will address that need?
  • What metrics can be used to determine whether the program or project will meet the stated need?
  • Is the evaluator excited to fund the program or project?
  • How many students will be affected, over how many years? What is the dollar-to-student ratio?

Notification and Disbursement Schedule

ACS Science Grant

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • *Please indicate team leader responsible for questions and paperwork.
  • Narrative

    Using no more than two typed pages of Times New Roman 12pt. font, answer the following questions then upload below. The grant review process is anonymous. Please do not include your name(s) or the name of your site on this part of the application.
    1. Project Title
    2. Date
    3. Give a one-paragraph description of the project.
    4. Explain the major needs, goals, and objectives the project addresses.
    5. Approximately how many students will be affected by this project, both directly and indirectly? Include grade level and curriculum area of the students.
    6. Total Amount Requested
  • Accepted file types: pdf, docx, doc, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Download Signature Page

    Signature Page

    Download the signature page from the link above. Once you have collected the necessary signatures, scan and upload below.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Budget

    Please upload a copy of your detailed budget.

    Include specific information such as kinds of materials and equipment, sources of supply, and costs. Include tax (if applicable) and shipping. Be specific; these are the only items which will be authorized for purchase. Your budget should have three columns: item, supplier, and cost. You must only apply for approved expenses and only use district-approved vendors.

  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.

    Blank Activity Fund RQ Form

    If you do not receive an email confirmation after you submit your application, it did not go through and you need to contact us.

    ** The Northern Oklahoma Section of the American Chemical Society (NOK ACS) funds these NOK ACS Science Grants. The NOK ACS is a section of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.  The NOK ACS works to further science in Bartlesville, Ponca City, and other locations. The organization partnered with the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation in an effort to support and empower our educators and engage our students in the study of science.