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Milgrom – UChicago Community Based STEM Program Grant


For 2023, the Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO) invites proposals from University of Chicago faculty or staff for a Community STEM Program Grant to develop a collaborative STEM program that involves members of the University of Chicago and a community-based partner from the Southside community.

The operational site of the program should be in the community. The HMSO has identified the Bright Star Community Organization (BSCO) as the community partner.  BSCO is an organization that has a record of delivering programs with broad-based community participation from a large geographic area on Chicago’s South Side and that has an established relationship with the University of Chicago’s Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice.

Program Goals

  • Develop and implement a STEM program for elementary and middle school students that will serve the participants of the Greater Bronzeville Community Action Council, which has more than 70 school-based and community-based institutions on Chicago’s South Side engaged in the Bronzeville Collaborative.
  • Develop a STEM program that provides these students with tangible and transferable skills necessary for future success in multiple STEM fields.
  • Develop a STEM program that will be sustainable and become a permanent or long-term part of the BSCO’s educational efforts that serve local schools in the Bronzeville Collaborative.

The HMSO is seeking proposals for two year awards to begin in summer 2023 The due date for 2023 applications has passed. For more information about this year’s grant competition, consult the Community STEM RFP.  Please contact Jodi Khan if you have any questions or to schedule a pre-submission consultation:


The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO) funds four programs:

(1) Successful Pathways from School to Work Research Initiative, which supports rigorous inquiry on how educators can become more effective in fostering the skills, dispositions, and experiences essential for success in the modern labor market, as well as society as a whole.  

(2) Milgrom Community Service and Innovation Fellowship for University of Chicago students, focused on helping improve the lives of disadvantaged children and youth in Chicago through education-related community service.

(3) Milgrom Educational Innovation Challenge Grant, which supports University of Chicago organizations in order to enable them to establish a competition for University of Chicago students to design solutions to education-related problems in Chicago and provide students the programming necessary for its success.

(4) Milgrom Computer Coding Fellowship Grant.  This new initiative will be focused on helping improve the lives of disadvantaged youth in Chicago and their opportunities for successful employment by developing their computer coding and programming skills.