Through its educational grants program, the SPE Foundation strives to provide students of all ages with the means to explore the science and technology of plastics and polymers. Grants support programs and projects at educational institutions to benefit students and the general public, the plastics industry, and SPE.
Plastics & Polymer Education Grants fund programs and/or equipment for classroom use or to deliver plastics education to the public.
3D Printer Grants provide a FlashForge Adventurer 4 or Creality3D Ender 5 S1 3D printer for junior high, middle, and high schools. Click on one of the printers for more details.
The Plastics Education Grants and 3D Printer Grants are awarded on a revolving basis with deadlines of:
Awards are granted on:
SPE Thermoforming Division Grants provide matching funds for thermoforming equipment (forming equipment, auxiliary equipment, retrofitted controls or ovens for existing machines, trimming equipment, and/or software).
Deadlines for Thermoforming Grants:
To apply for a grant, click the green "Apply Today" button below ONLY. Do not click any other links in the navigation bar, SPE login (on right side of page), or any links along the bottom of the page.
After clicking the green "Apply Today" button:
While all requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis, as a general policy, the SPE Foundation grants program does not support: