OpenSciEd - Massachusetts

The MA OSE Cohort Program provides schools with financial resources & on-the-ground support for OSE’s middle school science curriculum. Apply now to join the cohort through a school grant, possible through the One8 Foundation.

Cohort Program Details

As a member of the cohort, schools are provided:

  • Grant funding to offset training and durable equipment costs
  • Implementation support
  • Priority access to in-state OSE training
  • Additional professional learning resources & student programming  (e.g., coaching, 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 training – all science teachers train in 4 units each
  • Teacher leader 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 


  • January – February, 2021: OSE Grant Information & Office Hour Sessions (register for any/all sessions here)
    • Information Session: Jan 20th, 3-4 pm 
    • Office Hours: Feb 3rd, 8-9 am
    • Office Hours: Feb 9th, 3-4 pm
  • February 12, 2021: Grant Application Due
  • February 25/26 & March 1/2, 2021: School Interviews
  • March 22, 2021: Award Notification
  • April 14, 2021: Cohort Kick-Off Convening
  • Summer 2021: Teacher Training (exact dates TBD, hold June 21-25 & August 16-20)

Download a PDF of the Application

Want to preview the application? Complete the form below to immediately download the grant application as a PDF for planning purposes. The application must be completed and submitted through the online system. Click any of the “apply now”  buttons to access it. Additional resource documents for preparing your application are available below.

Application Resource Documents

Apply now!

Apply today to become a part of the OSE Massachusetts Cohort. Applications are due February 12, 2021.

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Massachusetts Cohort Program possible thanks to the One8 Foundation and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education partnership