Applying for a Grant

The James Randi Educational Foundation’s grants for educators are intended to help offset the cost of developing and improving critical thinking and scientific skepticism programs for K-12 students. Grants are awarded to K-12 educators for projects that promote critical thinking through the examination of the paranormal and pseudoscience. Grants are not limited to traditional classroom teachers, and those from other educational institutions such as museums, camps, and community centers are encouraged to apply.

These grants are supported by the JREF’s members. To help support this program, donate here.

Grants will help educators:

  • Purchase materials and equipment for the classroom, school, or community
  • Begin new outreach and educational programs focused on skepticism and critical thinking
  • Enhance and expand existing skepticism and critical thinking educational programs
  • Attend courses, workshops, or conferences related to scientific skepticism that will substantially contribute to their teaching activities.

 The JREF will award a limited number of grants of up to $500 each. Educators selected to receive grants are those whose are deemed to:

  • Have the greatest need
  • Have submitted detailed proposals describing how the grant money will be spent
  • Be likely to have the most significant and widest impact with their proposed activities

We ask that curricula and other resources developed with the help of this grant be made available to other educators through the JREF.

Proposals must be received by July 1, 2011 to be eligible for 2011 grants. Please complete the application form linked below and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2011 Grants for Educators Application Form [DOC] [PDF]