|Posted on May 16, 2017 at 11:50 AM|
We are happy to pass along opportunities for two ACS mini-grant programs for local sections. Each has a deadline for application of May 31, 2017.
If you are looking to plan an activity for your Local Section geared toward the general public, consider organizing a science café! Funding of up to $500 is available to local sections to host a single science café or ongoing science café series in their area. Science cafés provide a relaxed, open venue for non-scientists and scientists alike to discuss current general or special interest topics.
The 2017 theme for this grant program is "ACS Membership Dues Assistance". With funding of up to $500, Local Sections can plan events designed to gain new or retain existing members and assist specific member audience(s) with paying ACS membership dues.
Potential event ideas to target specific audiences can include, but are not limited to:
• Employment assistance events whereby attendees can be awarded dues assistance as a prize or may be randomly chosen (targeted audience: unemployed or underemployed chemists and/or students)
• Student outreach events whereby attendees can be awarded dues assistance as a prize or may be randomly chosen (targeted audience: chemistry students and teachers/professors)
• Teacher outreach events (targeted audience: high school chemistry teachers)