Quality Science and Math Grant Program

The Quality Science and Mathematics (QSM) Grant Program awards grants up to $1,000 to K-12 public school teachers in Louisiana for purchasing non-consumable materials and equipment for standards-based, effective, innovative, and high-quality mathematics, science and STEM course instruction.

The QSM Program is state funded and was established by R.S. 17:374 of the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992. The program is administered by the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy and reports to the QSM Council. The QSM Council Members are representatives from several educational organizations in Louisiana identified in the legislation.

Grant funds are awarded to schools for approved materials and equipment following the successful application by individual classroom teachers for materials to use in providing standards-based instruction. Teacher applicants must show that the grant materials will enhance the quality of instruction for regular education students who are enrolled in mathematics, science or STEM classes within the normal school day. After-school, Talented & Gifted, and Special Education (SPED) programs are not funded.


  • Post-Award receipts for the 2019-20 Grant recipients is due by October 2, 2020. Grant recipients can submit their receipts by completing this form.
  • Submissions for the first round of the 2020-21 QSM Grant Cycle are open from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020. Please click the following link to apply: QSM Grant Application.
  • A QSM Grant Writing Workshop will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7 from 8:30AM-11:30AM. The workshop is free and available to teachers interested in writing a QSM grant. Please email Spencer Roby at qsminfo@lsu.edu to register.