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Mini-grant program

Posted by Lee, Young-Jin on May 10, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Thanks to the healthy budget of the Ames local section, we have some funds available we would like to use to promote public awareness of chemistry in the local area. Here's some guidelines:


a. Deadline: There will be two deadlines per year: Jun 1st and Jan 1st. This is intentional to meet with the deadlines of ACS innovative project grants, that are due Jun 30th and Jan 31st, so that we may get some money back from ACS or provide more fund through ACS.

b. Fund size: The size of each grant is up to $500, but could be flexible depending on specific needs. We expect we will have more awards in the first two years, and intend to continue in the coming years subject to fund availability.

c. Eligibility: Any ACS local section member or anybody involved in chemistry education (e.g. high school chemistry teachers) can apply.

d. Form: Please send the chair ([email protected]) a half page proposal before the due date. Include 1) project title, 2) name of proposer and contact information (email, phone, mailing address to send a check), 3) project details, 4) expected impact, 5) data/time/place of the event (if applicable), and 6) any supporting information (if applicable).

e. Supported projects: Any activity that will enhance public awareness of chemistry. Examples include, but not limited to:

i) Chemistry lab equipment for high school or middle schools.

ii) College undergraduate club for science demonstration to public (such as SCUM at ISU that are currently funded).

iii) Chemistry related event preferentially for public education/awareness.

f. If you are currently being funded (e.g., SCUM), you don't have to re-apply.

g. We are especially interested in funding high school chemistry labs. Please send this message to your local high school chemistry teachers, and encourage them to apply. The high school has to be located within the boundary of Ames local section. Ames Local section currently covers Hamilton, Hardin, Boone, Story, Marshall, Polk, and Jasper county.

h. Any inquiry is welcome to the chair.

i. If we have too many high-quality proposals, some projects may be funded in the next cycle.


Categories: Outreach

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