Optics and Photonics STEM Education Outreach Project Grants

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Subject: Education, STEM Education, Youth Development
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017

"As part of its education outreach mission, SPIE provides support for optics and photonics related education outreach activities. The award process is competitive; applications are judged on their potential to impact students and increase optics and photonics awareness. Some proposals may receive partial funding.The key criterion in evaluation and ranking applications is the potential to impact students and to increase optics and photonics awareness. Applications are judged on:

  • potential to impact a large audience
  • raise awareness and interest in optics and photonics
  • clarity and structure of the project
  • clear timeline and budget.

If a program has received an Education Outreach Grant twice in a period of 5 years, it can only apply for further support through a Sustaining Grant, limited to a maximum of $2,000. There is no limit to the number of times a program can apply for a Sustaining Grant, but it will be in competition with all other proposals for every application. Requests for the Sustaining Grants should use the same application form as the Education Outreach Grants."

Funder: SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Eligibility: "Qualifying not-for-profit organizations such as universities, optics centers, science centers, primary and secondary schools, youth clubs, industry associations, and international optical societies are eligible for outreach activity support; STEM activities should have an optics or photonics component."
Amount: Unspecified
Contact: Link.