Spencer Roby, QSM Grant Administrator

LSU Gordon A. Cain Center
Phone: 225-578-4606
Email: qsminfo@lsu.edu

Mailing Address

LSU Gordon A. Cain Center
222 Prescott Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Quality Science and Math Grant Program

The Quality Science and Mathematics (QSM) Grant Program awards grants up to $1,500 to PK-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.

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 eligible. 


  • Need help writing a QSM Grant? Be sure to check out our Grant Writing Tips and Resources page that includes videos, sample proposals, and much more.
  • Virtual QSM Grant Writing Workshops are available to PK-12 public school teachers in October and November.
  • Due to the effects of Hurricane Ida, the deadline submission for the 2021-2022 QSM Grant cycle has been extended to Monday, November 15.

Program Policies

QSM Application Portal