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Deadline for submissions is December 29, 2017
APS will award several grants to encourage new outreach activities. Programs to be funded may include not only the more traditional K-12 outreach but also engaging the general public with/in physics and informing them about the importance of physics in their daily lives.
These grants are to foster new activities and not support ongoing programs or duplicate existing APS efforts or similar NSF funded activities. Current and past APS outreach programs can be found on the PhysicsCentral website. Innovative ideas and new approaches, particularly if they have the potential to lead to sustained activities beyond the duration of the grant, are particularly encouraged. Special consideration will be given to those proposals that are exceptionally innovative and/or have high impact, for example, involvement with public media such as radio, TV, print media, social media platforms, podcasts, etc.
It is expected the grants will be for amounts up to $10,000, however, exceptional proposals for amounts in excess of $10,000 will be considered.
A webinar describing the proposal process was held on November 14, 2017.
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The funds are to be utilized over a period of 15 months starting May 1, 2018; recipients will be notified in February 2018. This year’s grants will be funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation grant, so we are unable to accept international proposals. All costs incurred must be after notice of NSF approval, recorded and invoiced to APS along with all receipts or record of spending within 90 days of expenditure. No reference to cost sharing with other agencies is allowed.
Grant awardees will be expected to present their work at a special session at the APS March Meeting 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts, March 4 - 8. Talks will be 10 minute contributed talks summing up the progress and outcomes of the funded program. If needed, please include travel costs in your budget.
A webinar describing the program, the Request for Proposal process, and details of grant selection was held on November 14, 2017.
To apply for these funds, please submit the following information as one PDF file to Rebecca Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org:
These funds cannot be used for salaries, stipends, etc. of the main participants, but can be used to hire a student, an intern, or professional services if that is essential for the project. Grants will be funded by the National Science Foundation, so additional federal restrictions may apply.
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Email Rebecca Thompson at email@example.com.