Nov 15, 2019 2019-11-15
The National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) awards mini-grants to girl-serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)–focused programs to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share exemplary practices. The mini-grants are a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. The maximum mini-grant award is $1,000. Mini-grants are designed to build collaboration between existing programs and organizations to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related educational programs and careers. Preference is given to applications that are innovative and involve collaboration between at least two programs or organizations that have not previously collaborated together. Mini-grant programs must last longer than one day unless the one-day project is part of a larger event, such as a one-day STEM conference for middle school girls included within a weeklong summer camp.
Plus: Teachers will find Mini-Grant Application Resources on the NGCP website. These include mini-grant project ideas, along with guidance for incorporating exemplary practices into mini-grant projects and creating measurable, well-aligned objectives. The site also provides the NGCP Style Guide and Glossary to help mini-grant applicants fill out their application, and the rubric that reviewers will use to evaluate the applications.