In recent years AWM provided funding for SK Days with grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Security Agency. AWM awarded grants ranging on average from $1500 to $2200 each ($3000 maximum) to universities and colleges. Historically Black Colleges and Universities are particularly encouraged to apply. Programs targeted toward inner city or rural high schools are especially welcome.
In prior grant periods, applications, not to exceed six pages in ONE pdf file, included:
- a cover letter including the proposed date of the SK Day, expected number of attendees (with breakdown of ethnic background, if known), grade level the program is aimed toward (e.g., 9th and 10th grade only), total amount requested, and organizer(s) contact information;
- plans for activities, including specific speakers to the extent known;
- qualifications of the person(s) to be in charge;
- plans for recruitment, including the securing of diversity among participants;
- detailed budget (Please itemize all direct costs in budget, e.g., food, room rental, advertising, copying, supplies, student giveaways. Honoraria for speakers should be reasonable and should not, in total, exceed 20% of the overall budget. Stipends and personnel costs are not permitted for organizers. The grant does not permit reimbursement for indirect costs or fringe benefits.)
- local resources in support of the project, if any; and
- tentative follow-up and evaluation plans.
At this time (September 2013) AWM has not received grant funding to support SK Days for the 2013-2014 academic year. AWM is actively working to secure funding to continue the support of SK Days. When funding has been secured updates will be posted to this website. In the meantime if you have any questions, please contact the AWM office at email@example.com.