Looking for financial support for your civic engagement or advocacy efforts? You can apply to these programs from Science Rising partners to give your projects the boost they need to get off the ground. If you have a funding opportunity to share, email us at email@example.com.
Science Rising Challenge Fund
- Round 1: applications due April 30, 2020
Applications are open to any individual or nonpartisan group or organization interested in hosting their own Science Rising online event or activity and being part of the Science Rising movement. Grants for $250, $500, or $1000 of financial support will be distributed to use for nonpartisan online activities that will increase voter turnout or inspire increased civic engagement. People who are looking for funding for skills-building or leadership development trainings that will support future civic engagement work are also encouraged to apply. For more information and details on how to apply, visit https://sciencerising.org/fund
Science for Public Good Fund (Union of Concerned Scientists)
Next round of grants opens in June 2020
UCS Science Network members can apply to the Fund for financial support of up to $1000, to be used for advocacy actions or related events to promote the role of science in public policy, with an emphasis on understanding and addressing local impacts. Priority is given to proposals from early career scientists. For more information and details on how to apply, visit https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/science-public-good-fund
Microgrant Initiative (National Science Policy Network)
Spring applications accepted March 2-May 3, 2020.
Chapters who are officially registered with NSPN are eligible to apply for funding for projects to catalyze new science policy initiatives at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Proposals may include initiatives relevant to science policy, advocacy, communication, or diplomacy. 5-8 grants will be awarded each cycle based on the number and strength of proposals received. Most awards will be around $1,000, with the potential for a maximum of $3,000 for highly innovative and high-impact proposals. For more information and details on how to apply, visit https://scipolnetwork.smapply.io/prog/nspn_microgrant_initiative_spring/
Mini Grants (+1 the Polls)
Grants distributed on a rolling basis.
The Alliance for Youth Organizing, Students Learn Students Vote Coalition, and Campus Vote Project have come together in partnership with MTV to expand voting access on college, university, and community college campuses across the country, including their +1 the Polls initiative. For students, faculty, administrators, and community leaders who are interested in protecting or placing a polling location on campus, you can review their toolkit and attend an office hour to receive support from staff. Then you will be eligible to apply for financial support to expand voting access on campuses. For more information and details on how to apply, visit https://polls.plus1thevote.com