Civic engagement microgrants for STEM graduate students and postdocs

by Ranjani Atur, Funding Peer
Thursday, October 22, 2020 4:00 PM

OVERVIEW
Research!America’s Civic Engagement Microgrant Program supports early-career scientists in their efforts to work with local elected officials, community leaders and the public around issues of common concern. The Civic Engagement Microgrant Program provides opportunities for STEM graduate and postdoc trainees to develop skills in communication and program planning, along with an understanding of government in order to make a difference in their communities.

In light of the pandemic, new grants will support high-impact virtual programming using methods such as podcasting, webinars and data visualization. It will also provide opportunities for students interested in starting a local science policy group to receive up to two years of seed funding. In addition, microgrant group leaders will be invited to participate in a high-level science policy and advocacy course developed in partnership with the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

DEADLINE
November 9, 2020

AWARD
Up to $4,000 depending on the project. Check application for details.

ELIGIBILITY
Science policy groups across the United States managed by graduate students and postdocs are eligible to apply. Grants are made only to support activities of student groups and are not payable to individuals. Eligible student groups must be located in the United States with a fiscal sponsor based in the U.S.

DETAILS
Research!America Civic Engagement Microgrant Program