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Proposals are no longer being accepted at this time.
APS will award several mini 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.
The funds are to be utilized over a period of 15 months starting May 1, 2019; recipients will be notified in April 2019.
Grant awardees will be expected to present their work at a special session at the APS March Meeting 2020 in Denver, Colorado, March 2 - 6. 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.
To apply for these funds, please submit the following information as one PDF file to Rebecca Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Email Rebecca Thompson at email@example.com.