Re: PromoScience Call for Proposals - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2004
PROMOSCIENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS - DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 15, 2004
NSERC's PromoScience program offers financial support for organizations working with young Canadians to promote an understanding of science and engineering. Funding will be provided only to ongoing natural science and engineering promotion activities and not to projects of limited duration.
Through PromoScience, NSERC will award up to 2.6 million dollars in 2004. Organizations may request funds for up to three years at a time.
The PromoScience program aims to encourage organizations creating hands-on learning experiences for youth, and their science teachers. Grants may be used to cover improvements to program content or delivery, as well as new programs and activities. Grants can also be used to cover operational costs such as salaries, travel, postage, materials and supplies, providing they relate to the promotion of science and engineering. Details on the eligibility of expenses are contained in the Use of Grant Funds section of the PromoScience Award Guide.
Organizations receiving core government funding - such as museums and science centres - may only apply for support for activities that are not already funded through their existing core funding. For example, expanding collections or developing permanent displays would not be considered eligible for funding through PromoScience.
All eligible applications are peer reviewed by the PromoScience Selection Panel. Members are chosen from the science and engineering promotion community and the education community based on their stature and expertise. Panel members are responsible for respecting the confidentiality of application material and the review process, and for declaring real, potential or apparent conflicts of interest. All members are required to sign a declaration of confidentiality and non-disclosure. If members are approached by an applicant, they should decline discussion and refer the applicant to NSERC.
Successful applications will be screened by NSERC staff to ensure adherence to NSERC Policies and Guidelines.
Annual progress reports will be required. An outline of reporting requirements will be forwarded to recipients following the notification of the grant.
If your non-profit organization inspires curiosity and interest in science and engineering, PromoScience wants to hear from you. Plan to apply today. All applications must be received by: September 15, 2004.
For additional details visit: http://www.nserc.ca/promoscience/grantcomp_e.htm