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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Science Rising Challenge Fund
Round 2 of applications will open soon! Check back for more details.
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)
Applications are now open and accepted on a rolling basis until August 31, 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
2020 Outreach Grant (National Voter Registration Day)
Applications are due June 5, 2020.
In 2020, to further reach our inclusion goals, we are seeking to support organizations with far-reaching national or local networks that can recruit groups serving specific communities to hold voter registration events or organize virtual activations (if necessary given public health concerns) on the holiday.
National Voter Registration Day anticipates awarding up to six (6) Outreach grants of between $5,000-$15,000 each to improve the overall diversity and inclusion of our collaborative effort. The grant award period will be from July 1-October 30, 2020. http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/apply-for-2020-outreach-grant/
Digital Tools Rapid Response Funding (Students Learn Students Vote Coalition)
Application deadline is June 5, 2020.
he SLSV Coalition is providing digital tools mini-grants up to $1,500 for campuses and organizations to use to expand their digital reach. We will be providing 20-40 awards between $250-$1,500 for a variety of tools/platforms that will help you continue your work in a more virtual and remote world. We are prioritizing funds to go to campus partners (students, campus orgs, faculty, administrators, departments, etc), but funding is open to any 501c3 organizations.
Commitment Award or Implementation Grant (Ask Every Student)
Colleges and universities that have committed to participating in the Ask Every Student program by completing the First Step Form are eligible for Commitment Campus awards of up to $1,000 or Implementation Grants to help ensure that every eligible student on campus is asked to register to vote.
Fill out the First Step Form to ensure your campus is invited to apply for a Commitment Award or Implementation Grant. Campuses that were invited to be Codesiners are also eligible to apply for Implementation Grants.
Microgrant Initiative (National Science Policy Network)
Spring applications accepted March 2-May 18, 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