MIcrogrants

Selection Criteria

These grants should be used for a non-field trip activity.

Grants will be selected based on the following:

Potential for Lasting Impact (20%)

We know microgrants can only go so far in terms of having a lasting impact. However, those that are designed with such impact in mind will be given preference.

Ensuring Equity

(40%)

Does the idea expand access to STEM experiences to historically under-represented populations.​ Depending on your school, this could be defined by gender, ethnicity, or income.

Expanding Quality STEM Experiences

(25%)

Does the idea build on what is already provided at your school?​ Does it bring a completely new experience to students? Is there a potential to expand the idea to other schools?

Cost Effectiveness

(15%)

Funding is limited, so asking for the right amount is important. Asking for too little to pursue the project or too much (in hopes that you'll get a partial amount) will both work against you. 

How to Apply
  1. Fill out the application form. Applications are due November 11, 2020.

  2. A committee will review applications; those awarded funding will receive their school's check within 3 weeks of grant decisions.

  3. Embark on the activity to expose your students to new science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) experiences. 

  4. Submit the after-action report (written with at least 1 photo or video). This ensures that your school can apply for future grants and helps us secure more funding! 

After Action Report
  • ​This takes 10-60 mins to complete; it's meant to provide accountability but not be onerous.

  • The data will be used to secure more funding... and therefore more grants!​

  • If you're worried about this commitment, check it out before applying for a grant. 

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