COMPASS Outreach Grants are intended to provide funds to ASCB members to promote science outreach projects--like visits to labs for students, organizing science fairs, or any other ideas for engaging the public.
In order for government funding of science to continue, we scientists must help people understand the importance of our work. For this reason, COMPASS is pleased to announce Grants for Outreach. These grants, of up to $1,000, will help ASCB members engage with local schools, science fairs, and society. We want to help you promote research, get the public excited about cell biology and improve the perception of scientists in your own local efforts.
The grant can be used for food and refreshments, materials, equipment, books or brochures, transportation, prizes, etc.
To apply for this outreach grant, you must be an active ASCB member, with priority given to Student and Postdoc members. Moreover, your event will have the support of a COMPASS member, who will be a liaison between you and the ASCB.
If you already have an idea of an outreach activity for your community, please proceed to the application requirements below. If not, we would like to encourage you to try one of these outreach ideas:
First application deadline: April 15, 2014
Second application deadline: July 15, 2014
Check back next year for new application deadlines!