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How to Apply

Application Now Open!

The application deadline is April 30, 2022.

To apply, go to and search for “Summer Institute” or here to go directly to the announcement.

The Summer Institute is a two-week virtual workshop for middle school science teachers featuring hands-on activities, lectures, virtual tours with NIST scientists and engineers.

Workshop Dates: July 11-22, 2022.

Application deadline: Applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Applications from individual teachers will be accepted through only.


In FY2022, NIST anticipates providing funding to support up to approximately 24 teachers for no more than $2,500 per teacher with project performance periods of up to 2 weeks.

Each teacher selected will receive $2,500 as a stipend for the two-week program.

 Note: The NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers is open to U.S. citizens only.


Created February 15, 2011, Updated January 4, 2022