The program is funded by the APS Four Corners section to support projects intended to bring physics-related learning experiences to K through 12 students. Priority will be given to proposals that increase the participation and achievement of underrepresented groups in physics and related fields within the region served by the unit. We will consider proposals from programs looking to initiate physics activities.
Proposals will be accepted from individuals associated with non-profit institutions (including universities, colleges, community colleges, secondary schools, museums, and other non-profits with educational missions) who intend to carry out educational activities within the area served by the APS-4 Corners: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah.
Proposers may request up to $2,000. The number of grants will be limited to four per fiscal year, contingent with APS-4 corners funds availability.
Proposals must include:
Proposals may be submitted each funding cycle to the chair of the outreach committee of the APS- 4Corners (see contact information below) no later than March 1.
The primary criterion used by the committee is the potential positive impact on educating K-12 students and underrepresented groups in STEM in particular about physics-related topics. We are interested in plans for the long-term sustainability of the project.
A final report should be submitted within 90 days of the end of the project, providing a summary of the impacts from the funding provided.
The program is administered by the Executive Committee of the APS-4Corners. Awards from each state will be reviewed by the Executive Committee from that state (including the member-at-large from that state). These reviewers will present their recommendations to the whole Executive Committee for ratification
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