Society for Science & the Public Advocate Grant Program
Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underrepresented students to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to scientific competition(s).
Advocates support the students in:
Advocates receive a stipend of $3,000, opportunities to meet and interact with their cohort both in-person and throughout the program duration, and ongoing training and support from the Society.
Why should students participate in scientific competition?
Eligibility & Selection Criteria
Independent science research is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn the true nature of science and experience the thrill of discovery. By entering their work into science research competitions, students gain additional skills such as learning how to write a scientific journal article and how to present their work to peers, scientists and the public. Just completing the rigorous application process can inspire confidence in their scientific abilities and lead them to consider a STEM career. Many of these competitions provide monetary awards for post-secondary education and can boost a student's chance of acceptance into the college or university of their choice. In many cases, students have the opportunity to meet others that share their enthusiasm for science, and those connections carry over into their college and scientific careers. Too few underrepresented students are presented with these opportunities and the know-how to successfully enter.
The Society Advocate Grant provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underrepresented students (African American, Latino, Native Alaskan/American/Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or low income) to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to scientific competition(s). The individual agrees to support the students by prompting them and communicating to them about possible research competitions and relevant deadlines, and to support the gathering and writing of the required elements of an application. (It is not intended that this individual be conversant in the research subject, but rather navigates the process of application with the student.) The Society runs several science research competitions, including the Intel Science Talent Search, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS, but participants may also choose outside science research competitions.
Eligibility of Advocate:
Individuals must be 21 years or older and be employed by a school, university, organization or corporation that has established a relationship with students in a manner appropriately sanctioned and approved by legal guardians. Open to individuals living or working in the U.S. and U.S. Territories.
Eligibility of Students:
Students must be from a population traditionally underserved in STEM education and careers (African American, Latino, Native Alaskan/American/Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or low income), and enrolled in a pre-collegiate program, who will be in grades 6 - 12 as of August 1, 2018. They must have conducted a research project within the last six months or be actively engaged in a project with the intent and interest to apply for a competition in the coming school year. The competition(s) entered should be relevant to the research conducted.
Preference will be given to applicants who:
The stipend will be provided to the coordinator in three installments of $1,000 each:
Click on the "Register" link, complete the requirement information, and submit the registration form.
Login to the Advocate Grant Program with your email and password.
Create your online Application.
During the Applications Period, your Application can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the category tab when the Application is saved. Please ensure that all attachments are in Acrobat PDF format. At any time, you can download and print your Application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.
On completion, save your Application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your Application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. Note: If an update is required prior to the end of the Applications Period, you can make the update and resave as FINAL.
If you require assistance or additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Jan 1, 2018||Application Period|
|Mar 5, 2018||Application Close|
|Early Apr 2018||Advocate Selection Announcement|