By Belinda Raines
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.
If your proposal includes the use of the CGIF’s Materials Science Classroom Kits, please indicate the number of kits being requested and DO NOT include the cost of the kits in your monetary request. Requests for 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 submission deadline is August 23, 2019.