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Mini-grant opportunity to jumpstart collaborative programs to advance girls in science, technology, maths & engineering June 2, 2011

Posted by Connie Chow in girls in science, STEM pipeline efforts.

The Southern New England Girls Collaborative (Rhode Island and Massachusetts) currently has a mini-grant request for proposals window open till Monday, June 27, 2011.

Mini-grants are awarded to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share promising practices. Mini-grant projects must relate to either informal learning or evaluation and assessment. Take a look at past grants for ideas and scope.

Mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1000. Mini-grant information can be found at http://www.ngcproject.org/mini-grant/index.cfm.

Numerous organizations provide valuable but uncoordinated activities and support services related to motivating and supporting girls’ interest in STEM careers. These mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between existing programs and organizations in order to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational programs and careers.

If you have a program registered you can begin a Mini-Grant Application. If you do not have a program registered, you must first Register a Program so that it may be selected as your lead program. All collaborating partners must be registered.

If you have any questions regarding the Southern New England Girls Collaborative or the mini-grant process, please contact Connie Chow, Collaborative Lead at cchow [at] scienceclubforgirls [dot] org or Kim Edgar, AAUW Liaison, at 603-646-1351 or KimberlyEdgar [at] aol [dot] com.




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