The OpenSciEd Middle School Massachusetts Grant Program provides schools with financial resources & on-the-ground support for adoption of OSE’s middle school science curriculum.

Grant Program Details

In school year 23-24, we are recruiting Cohort 4, which will being the adoption process in 24-25. 

As a member of the cohort 4, schools are provided:

  • Grant funding to offset professional learning and durable equipment costs
  • Implementation support
  • Priority access to in-state OSE Professional Learning
  • Additional professional learning resources & student programming  (e.g., educator networking, learning communities, and student industry showcases)

To participate, schools develop a three-year implementation plan that ensures:

  • Full OSE curriculum adoption (all 18 units across grades 6-8)
  • Whole school participation – 100% of students and teachers
  • Robust teacher professional learning– all science teachers train in 4 units each
  • Champions lead the work at the school level

Application Details and Timeline


  • Open to all public schools in Massachusetts that have students in grades 6, 7, and/or 8
  • Schools must be in districts with at least 15% of students designated as economically disadvantaged
  • A three-year implementation plan that leads to whole school participation and full OSE curriculum adoption
  • Competitive preference for teams that demonstrate knowledge of and commitment to OSE’s instructional approach 


  • February 14, 2024: Grant Application Due
  • March 11, 12 and 13 , 2024: School Interviews
  • March 27, 2021: Award Notification
  • April 24, 2021: Cohort Kick-Off Convening (in-person event in Worcester)