Society for Science and the Public offers Advocate Grants that provide stipends to adults to mentor and advocate for students to enter science- and engineering-based research project competitions. Mentors aid students in finding research competitions, keeping track of deadlines, gathering information necessary for the application process, and navigating the overall science competition process.
Priority is given to proposals that demonstrate clear plans for consistent and effective contact with students throughout the project-submission process. Preference is given to applicants that have been vetted and cleared for working with students, have some familiarity or experience with science research competitions, demonstrate success in working with youth, and can devote the greatest attention to the program and students’ success.
Eligible applicants are teachers, professors, counselors, scientists, and other qualified individuals who are at least age 21; live and work in the United States or US territories; and are employed by a school, university, organization, or corporation that has an established relationship with students approved by their legal guardians. Applications must be submitted using the online system.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Stipends of $3,000 are awarded.
Deadline: Applications are due March 5
More Information: https://www.societyforscience.org//advocate-grant