FIRST Robotics Program

FIRST Robotics Program

Grants offered in eligible U.S. communities

Application Period: August 15 - September 30

Bayer Fund supports FIRST Robotics teams in United States communities where our employees live and work. This program inspires young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build necessary skills, inspire innovation, and foster well-rounded life capabilities such as self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

We support FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), FIRST Lego League (FLL) and FIRST Lego League Junior (FLL-Jr) teams, prioritizing teams that demonstrate diversity to maximize impact. Examples are female-led teams, racially or gender diverse teams, and economically diverse teams.

We accept FIRST Robotics Grant applications from eligible U.S. communities on an annual basis. FIRST Robotics applications are accepted by invitation only. To apply, applicants must obtain the invitation code from the Bayer site contact in the team’s local community. All teams must be located within approximately 30 miles of an eligible site community. If you do not have a contact at your local site location, you may submit a summary of your team and select your eligible site community through our Contact Us page. The Site contact will respond with information on your eligibility to apply.

For more information about FIRST, visit their website at www.firstinspires.org.

More information about this program is available in these FAQ's:

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Have additional questions about this grant? Email Grant.Questions@Monsanto.com

All eligible teams must be located within approximately 30 miles of a Bayer eligible site community.

Arizona
Casa Grande

Eloy

Marana


Arkansas
Jonesboro

Stuttgart


California
Arroyo Grande
Berkeley

La Jolla
Oxnard
Salinas
San Francisco
San Juan Bautista
Williams
Woodland


Florida
Felda


Hawaii
Haleiwa-Oahu
Kaunakakai-Molokai
Kihei-Maui
Kunia, Oahu


Idaho
Filer
Nampa
Payette
Soda Springs


Illinois
Ashton
Centralia
Chicago
Farmer City
Illiopolis
Jerseyville
Mason City
Monmouth
Stonington
Thomasboro
Waterman


Indiana
Evansville
Lebanon
Remington
Windfall


Iowa
Ankeny
Beaman
Boone
Clarion
Grinnell
Huxley
Muscatine
Storm Lake
Williamsburg


Kansas
Wichita


Louisiana
Luling


Maryland
Galena


Michigan
Constantine
Mason


Minnesota
Glyndon
Olivia
Owatonna
Redwood Falls
Stanton


Mississippi
Flora
Hollandale
Scott


Missouri
Kansas City

Marshall
Matthews
St. Louis


Nebraska
Gothenburg
Kearney
Waco

New Jersey
Morristown

Whippany


New Mexico
Las Cruces


North Carolina
Mt. Olive

North Dakota
West Fargo


Ohio
Findlay
Greenville

Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh


Puerto Rico
Isabela


South Carolina
Hartsville


South Dakota
Harrisburg


Tennessee
Union City


Texas
Aiken
College Station
Donna
Lubbock


Washington
Othello
Seattle

Wisconsin
Arlington
DeForest

This grant program is by invitation only. If you already have an invitation code to access the application and the program is open, please log in to apply or to continue your application.

If you need an invitation code to access the application, please contact the Bayer representative in your location.