We are excited to announce the opening of another round of Mini-Grant funding. The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Mini-Grant "Call for Proposals" will open August 15th and remain open until September 17th. Decisions regarding funding will be made by October 15th. Mini-grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to teachers, school administrators and leaders of community organizations, who are interested in completing projects to further girls' interest in math and science. We're looking for innovative projects, preferably between groups that have not worked together before but are forging new partnerships to bring STEM opportunities to girls in their area. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to browse the resource-rich NGCP website in addition to their specific information on Mini-Grants sitehttp://www.ngcproject.org/mini-grants. There you can find application resources and sample applications. Interested in applying? Here are a few things to consider before you get started:
- Have you identified a collaborative partner (organization, group, etc.) in your community to work with on your project?
- Are you and your collaborative partner registered in the Program Directory?
- Is your proposed event/activity more than 1 day (or is it part of a larger event)?
- Will you be incorporating Exemplary Practices in your activity?
"Our goal is to convince Kentucky's girls and their parents that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are exciting, pay well, desirable and attainable," said Nancy Martin, collaborative grant coordinator and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Louisville. For more information contact Nancy firstname.lastname@example.org.