Mini-Grant Opportunities for STEM initiatives

West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grant funds to support STEM projects.

The Objectives are as follows:

*Develop workshops or activities to Inspire K-12 students’ interest in STEM and encourage them to choose STEM as their college major and career path.

* Provide support to students currently enrolled in STEM programs at West Virginia universities and colleges to participate in a STEM activity, present at a meeting (e.g., Undergrad Research Day at the Capitol), help with events such as NASA-SPACE Day, etc.

* Build a pipeline relationship with industry, university, college, and K-12 schools in West Virginia to empower and support those in the STEM disciplines.

Priority will be given to programs that are directly aligned with a NASA mission (https://www.nasa.gov/missions) and/or serve primarily women and girls.

Application Process:

You will submit your application through a Google document. The application consists of your name and email contact information, a description of the what the project is for that explains the specific objectives of the activity for which funds are requested and includes a timeline for completion of the work, and how a mini grant would further the organization’s or individual’s work. All Mini-Grants are for a maximum of $500.  Please provide an itemized budget for up to this amount. The grant maximum is a per project maximum; thus, several individuals cannot combine their grants to form a larger grant. We cannot fund capital expenditures for student clubs and all applicants must be US citizens or Nationals. Project costs for travel and events are done by reimbursement with receipts.

In the online application you will be asked for your educational background, current employer (if any), and your role in overseeing or carrying out the project. The committee will review each application to determine if the project is aligned with the mission statement and if the proposal plan is sound and addresses the required elements above.

The application deadline is February 6, 2023.

Please email questions to Kisstaman Epps at kdepps@mail.wvu.edu

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