By Belinda Raines
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) provides programming, materials, and support for projects and activities that help fulfill the CGIF’s mission of educating and inspiring students in materials science. For 2021, the CGIF has issued a Call for Proposals for outreach projects that incorporate the use of our materials science kits.
Project proposals are to be directly related to introducing students to ceramic and glass science through the use of our Materials Science Classroom Kit and/or Mini Materials Science Kit. It is expected that the grant will allow a recipient to develop or extend existing efforts to grow the base of ceramic and glass education, training, or outreach.
For your outreach project, the CGIF will provide from 1 to 10 Materials Science Classroom Kits ($250 value per kit) OR 1 to 50 Mini Materials Demo Kits ($50 value per kit) OR a combination of both kits, not to exceed a total value of $2,500. Proposals will be accepted from only US-based organizations due to the high cost of shipping kits to international locations.
The Materials Science Classroom Kit can be used multiple times. For example, you can expect 4 or 5 uses for group sizes of approximately 20 students. The Mini Materials Demo Kit is meant to be used by 1-3 students per kit.
Supplemental funding is available for your project, if needed, and should be proportional to the number of kits requested: $50 per Materials Science Classroom Kit and $10 per Mini Materials Demo Kit ($500 maximum per proposal).
Proposals are due no later than Friday, August 13, 2021.
For more information and to access the grant application, please click here.