Steelcase Education helps schools, colleges, and universities create inspiring learning environments through insight-led research and innovation in furniture, tools, and technology.

The Steelcase Education Active Learning Center Grant supports educators in colleges and universities and grade 6-12 classrooms in the United States, U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico, Canada, or Mexico who are ready to use their physical classroom space to advance learning in new and important ways.

The program seeks to create effective, inspiring learning environments to meet the evolving needs of students and educators. The program helps create active learning ecosystems that recognize the independencies between pedagogy, technology, and space, and support and strengthen all three as an integrated whole. Grant recipients choose from a selection of three classroom layouts to meet their specific needs and objectives and to demonstrate what’s possible for future space planning. 

Up to 10 grants valued at $132,000 are awarded per year. Each grant includes furniture, design review, installation, enhanced professional learning and transformation services, onsite training, and a Learning Environment Evaluation measurement tool.

Eligible academic institutions should focus primarily on formal instructor-led learning in a designated classroom.

Application Procedures

Application guidelines are available on the Steelcase Education website. Applications must be submitted online.