Kit Grant Application

Apply for a grant to bring science kits to your classroom or community outreach program!

This grant allows applicants to propose outreach or classroom projects focused around CGIF’s Materials Science Kits. Applicants can request up to 10 Materials Science Classroom Kits ($249 each), 50 Mini Kits ($49 each), or a combination of the two (not to exceed $2,500), plus supplementary funding up to $600.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

“I feel that if I had this opportunity, the opportunity that I gave to them if I was in their position, my life would be a little bit different… So maybe this can change one person’s life.”

—Isabella Costa, 2022 Kit Grant recipient who brought CGIF mini kits to students in Brazil


Example Applications

Kit Grant Application

For teachers and community members to submit their applications for the kit-based grants.

"*" indicates required fields

Name of organization the applicant is affiliated with. If this is a community service application not affiliated with an organization, please note that here.

The website address of the affiliated organization.

Organization's Address*

Project leader's name*

Project leader's email*

Shipping address (if different from above)

Ex: The Science Behind the Art of Ceramics, Foundations of Material Science Education, Community Outreach Through Materials Science Kits

Please provide a summary of the entire project to include (1) a brief description of the project, (2) the goals and objectives, and (3) underscore why this project is important. Responses should be between 100 to 300 words.

Anticipated Start Date*
Anticipated End Date*

Valued at $250 each. Can be used multiple times. You can expect 4 or 5 uses for groups of approximately 20 students. Lab-setting recommended for some lessons.
Please enter a number from 0 to 10.
Valued at $49 each. Designed to be used by 1 to 2 students per kit. Simple demonstrations that can be used inside or outside of the classroom.
Please enter a number from 0 to 50.

Please list an amount in USD in the space provided. Funding must be used specifically for the project. It can include things such as supplies and materials needed to run the experiments, supplemental supplies and materials to enhance or extend the lessons, mileage for travel related to the outreach project, publicity or marketing for events, display cases or tables for events, printing and copying, liquid nitrogen, propane torches, safety glasses, etc. We recommend to request at least $50 in supplemental funding for each classroom kit to cover the cost to run each of the experiments.

Please use the space to outline the budget for your project. How will you use the requested supplemental funding? Are you receiving funding from any other source? Are there any additional costs to your project that neither the supplemental funding nor outside funding will cover? Use of bullet points are okay to use here.

Please use this section to describe what you hope to accomplish with your project. It should spell out the specific results or outcomes you plan to achieve. Tie your goals and objectives directly to your need statement. Include all relevant groups and individuals in your target population. Always allow plenty of time to accomplish the objectives. Responses should be between 300 to 600 words.

Please use this section to outline the timeline of your project. Describe the ways in which you will achieve the objectives. Also, describe the people involved in this project. Who will do what? When and how will they do it? Include information indicating your organization's capacity to implement and sustain the program.

This section is optional. If you'd like the grant review committee to know anything else about you or your project, please use the space provided.