The Society for Science is pleased to provide the Equitable Access Fund for the Affiliated Fair Network. Through this fund, the Society for Science (Society) will make a limited number of grants to support projects and initiatives to improve the reach and inclusion of your science fair including those that improve the overall user experience through infrastructure updates such as registration, judging and/or project display systems. We appreciate that the 2021-2022 science fair season may have equal challenges as virtual, in-person and/or hybrid approaches are planned. These funds may support middle-school/junior divisions as well as the high school division of your affiliated fair.
The Affiliated Fair Equitable Access Fund grant application will close on November 19th 2021; awards will be announced and fulfilled in December. Your application must be "Submitted as Final" by 11:59pm (ET) on November 19th 2021. All applications will be evaluated after the submission deadline. We will provide grants of up to $10,000.
Fairs selected to receive a grant through this program will be required to submit a brief report to the Society for Science at the conclusion of their fair. The report format will be distributed in early 2022. Data collected on this report will include, for instance, the number of students your fair reached; the approaches you took to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion; and what activities of your fair this grant helped to support.
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