Each year, Regional Finalist teams are invited to apply for an eCYBERMISSION STEM-In-Action Grant. This grant awards funds to selected Regional Finalist teams to implement their eCYBERMISSION projects in their community. These awards are independent of the selection of eCYBERMISSION National Finalists.
The STEM-In-Action Grant is awarded to five teams selected by judges based on the evaluation of the teams' proposed implementation plans. Each of the selected teams will receive a grant of up to $5,000 and will be invited to the following year’s National Judging & Educational Event (NJ&EE) to present on the implementation of their plan. Evaluation of STEM-In-Action Grant applications will remain separate from the teams' overall project scores. The STEM-In-Action Grants are awarded across all grades to the teams whose implementation plans prove that their projects provide the greatest possible impact within their communities. A team does not have to be a National Finalist team for this grant opportunity. It is open to any Regional Finalist team and is optional.
Students are encouraged to work closely with a U.S. Army Scientist or Engineer CyberGuide when creating their implementation plan. You can view the rubric used by the judges here.
Winning teams will be required to submit reports on their progress throughout the year.