Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underrepresented students to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to scientific competition(s). Application Deadline: March 4, 2020.
Advocates support the students in:
Finding potential research competitions
Being aware of deadlines
Navigating the overall science competition process
Gathering information about competition rules and application processes
Advocates receive a stipend of $3,000, opportunities to meet and interact with their cohort both in-person and throughout the program duration, and ongoing training and support from the Society.
Why should students participate in scientific competition?
Learn the true nature of science and experience the thrill of discovery
Gain additional skills such as learning how to write a scientific journal article and how to present their work to peers, scientists and the public
Inspire confidence in their scientific abilities
Lead them to consider a STEM career
Provide monetary awards for post-secondary education
Boost a student's chance of acceptance into the college or university of their choice