Members of the International Association of Laboratory Schools are encouraged to submit proposals for project funding under the Mini-Grant Program. Grants of up to $2000 are available to fund projects that reflect the organization's mission.

Quantitative and qualitative projects in

• improvement of education,

• development, evaluation and refinement of educational innovations,

• curriculum development,

• clinical teaching experiences, and

• staff development,

are suggested areas for projects.

Each proposal is reviewed by members of the Mini-Grant Committee. All applicants are notified of their status prior to the Annual Conference.

If you have an innovative idea and need funds to implement it, seriously consider putting your thoughts in writing and submitting it to be considered for a mini-grant. The cover letter form, proposal form, and a description of the rubrics that the committee uses in scoring the proposals are included below. We?re looking forward to your submission.


Contact Jill Sarada, Chair Mini-Grant Committee at

Proposals are to be electronically submitted. Deadline is the first Friday of each February.

Please Note: All information regarding the mini grant is stored in in Adobe format.

IALS Mini Grant Samples pdf

IALS Woodworking Mini-Grant Proposal pdf

Mini Grant Cover Sheet 2015 pdf

Mini Grant Rubrics 2015 pdf

Mini Grant Guidelines 2015 pdf

Outstanding Laboratory School Award

New Award!!  Laboratory schools and university affiliated schools are the flagships of research, professional development, curriculum development, teacher training and educational experimentation. The Outstanding Laboratory School Award gives IALS member schools the opportunity to document and share their impressive work.

For consideration for this award, download Outstanding Lab Schools Award Criteria. Contact IALS for further information IALS.EXEC.DIRECTOR@GMAIL.COM

The International Collaboration Grant

The International Collaboration Grant, founded by Arnold Lindaman, was established by the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) to assist school professionals seeking to develop collaborative programs with laboratory schools outside the United States. The Grant will provide up to $1,000 for expenses meeting the criteria outlined in the guidelines below. A committee made up of members of the IALS Board of Directors and an Endowment Board representative will award the grants. It is our goal to help these institutions establish strong international agendas. Since its inception in 2002, IALS has awarded funds to faculty involved with schools in countries including Japan and the Dominican Republic.  For more information, click the guidelines link below.

Lindaman Grant Guidelines 2012 pdf

The Brown and Friends Conference Travel Grant

As it becomes increasingly more difficult for institutions to provide funding for conference travel, the International Association of Laboratory Schools (IALS) provides a grant to financially assist faculty / staff at a member school to attend an IALS annual conference. The grant will provide up to two $500 or one grant of $1,000 for expenses incurred for travel to an IALS conference.  Preference is given for those who have submitted a presentation proposal for the conference.  For more information, click the guidelines link below.

Brown And Friends Grant Guidelines 2012 pdf

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