The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) was created to attract, inspire, and train the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF’s mission is to help the industry attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with engineered systems and products that utilize ceramic and glass materials.
The CGIF seeks to provide financial support for projects and activities that help fulfill the CGIF mission. Such projects must be directly related to introducing students to ceramic and glass science. Funding for such external grants will be allocated based on availability of funds and determined by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. Organizations can apply once per year, and a funding cycle is suggested to be, at maximum, one year in duration.
It is expected that grants will allow proposers to seed or extend existing efforts to grow the base of ceramic and glass education, training, or outreach. Applications are encouraged which leverage other funding sources (i.e., local or internal funding, industry match, tangible in-kind support, etc.) and/or link to national efforts in ceramics, glass, or materials societies.
In Fall 2017, the Foundation approved over $63,000 in grants. Grant recipients and project titles are:
Applications for financial support must be made using the CGIF Call For Proposals, as other informal requests will not be considered. Completed applications for support should be submitted electronically to Belinda Raines, Outreach Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for Spring 2018 is March 9.
CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION and SELECTION FOR FUNDING SUPPORT
Completed applications received by the submission deadline will be reviewed by the CGIF’s Program Committee. Those applications that support activities aligned with the CGIF’s mission and vision will be considered for funding at the next Board of Trustees meeting (held biannually in April and October). Applicants will be notified on the approval of their funding request on or about May 7. Incomplete applications will be returned without review.
Grant proposals received from members of The American Ceramic Society, Keramos, and affiliated materials societies worldwide are considered first. Applicants do not need to be members of those organizations to be fully considered.