A message from FIRST:

Start a team! The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition Grant application is now available.


Awarded teams will receive $6,000 in registration grants over the period of two seasons: $4,000 in season 1 and $2,000 in season 2.

Teams must meet the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Teams must be from a country that has an existing official FIRST® Robotics Competition event.
  • Teams should have at least one committed Mentor.
  • The application must include a copy of team fundraising plan.

    Apply now! The grant application deadline is Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Teams will be notified about whether they are awarded the grant on Friday, November 10.

    For more information and to complete an application, please visit https://usfirst.submittable.com/submit/90141/2018-first-robotics-competition-rookie-grant-application

    Here’s a short summary of the time line:

    · Now Live, Friday, August 18th
    · Closes: Thursday, November 2nd
    · List to RDs: By noon on Monday, November 6th
    · Feedback due from RDs: By noon on Wednesday, November 8th
    · Teams notified of whether they receive the grant: Friday, November 10th

    Also attached is a brief FAQ which you may also find helpful.

    Thanks, and GOOD LUCK!