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Education Outreach Grants Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International
Nonprofits for Educational Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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SPIE

Deadline Date:

02/28/21 5:00 PM PST

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations, including industry associations and societies, science centers, K-12 schools, and universities for STEM education outreach programs. Proposed programs and activities should focus on raising awareness about, and interest in, optics and photonics.

Applications are judged on:

  • Potential to impact a large audience
  • Raise awareness and interest in optics and photonics
  • Clarity and structure of the project
  • Clear timeline and budget

Sustaining Grants: Organizations that have received an Education Outreach Grant twice in a period of five years, can only apply for further support through a Sustaining grant, which will be for a maximum amount of $2,000. There is no limit to the number of times an organization can apply for a Sustaining grant, but it will be in competition with all other proposals each time it applies. Requests for the Sustaining grants should use the same application form as the Education Outreach grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178050

Estimated Size of Grant:

- The grant maximum is $5,000 and some proposals may receive partial funding.
- Sustaining grants will be for a maximum amount of $2,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifying nonprofit organizations such as universities, optics centers, science centers, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs, industry associations, and international optical societies are eligible for outreach activity support.

SPIE's outreach grants cannot be used for:
- Food and beverage costs exceeding 10% of the requested budget
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel to conferences
- Activities that benefit an individual
- Speaker honoraria
- Teacher stipends or salaries
- Student stipends or salaries
- Overhead and administrative costs of the organization
- Sponsorship of technical conferences or workshops that are not limited to students or educators
- Applicants solely requesting funds for purchase of classroom equipment to support teaching

Pre-Application Information:

All materials must be completed and submitted by 5:00 PM PST on February 28, 2021.

All applicants will be notified of the results of their application by email in April.

Applicants must have a current SPIE Membership.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://spie.smapply.io/prog/2021_outreach_grant/

Please contact outreach@spie.org if you experience technical problems or have questions.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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