Please attach a proposal, which should include:
- A description of the event or activity, including what will be done, the proposed location, date, time, name(s) of other ACS Student Chapters invited, and the names of members of the planning committee. Your proposal should also include a rationale and describe details about the project, your target audience, partnerships, staff (including qualifications), and safety considerations.
- Budget analysis, including an estimation of itemized expenses. The maximum amount of the grant is $500. If the chapter includes a letter of support from the local section indicating their involvement, the maximum amount of the grant is $750. Grant funds may be used for facility rentals, supplies, transportation (mileage), and food and beverages. Grant funds may not be used as payment to an individual, honorarium, or for alcoholic beverages.
- An Assessment Plan for how the success of the event will be measured, in terms of how this activity helped the participating Chapters, the extent of public outreach (if that was a goal), how well the activity aligned with the mission and goals of the ACS, whether the final costs were manageable and within budget, and so forth. This assessment can also include “Lessons Learned” in terms of what did and did not work well.
- A description of potential future follow on activities, or ideas for how this activity might be expanded to include more Chapters, greater involvement of students, or increased engagement with the local section(s).
Grant Awardees will be notified by December 1, 2014 with the disbursement of funds to follow in early January. Grant funds may be used at any time during the 2014-2015 academic year. If your chapter is awarded the grant, they will receive a list of all ACS Members in their area, as well as a list of all High School Chemistry Clubs, NOBECChE chapters, and Alpha Chi Sigma chapters. We encourage them to use this list liberally.
Your proposal should not exceed 4 pages in length