Kit Grant

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Interested in teaching glass science? Our Glass Science Kit contains three special lessons focusing on the properties of glass.

Learn more about our Glass Kit and request one on your Kit Grant application!

Kit Grant Application Tips

  • Plan to submit your kit grant application at least four weeks before your intended project start date.
  • Applicants may request a combination of Materials Science Classroom Kits, Mini Kits, or Glass Kits, but this combination must not include the maximum number of Materials Science Classroom Kits (10) or maximum number of Mini Kits (50).
    • Kit Quantity Examples
    • 2 Materials Science Classroom Kits, 25 Mini Kits ✅
    • 0 Materials Science Classroom Kits, 50 Mini Kits ✅
    • 10 Materials Science Classroom Kits, 25 Mini Kits ❌
    • 2 Materials Science Classroom Kits, 50 Mini Kits ❌
  • Please note that while the maximum number of Materials Science Classroom Kits to request is 10, we strongly recommend one kit per instructor unless your project involves a larger scale collaboration, as the Materials Science Classroom Kits are designed to be reused for multiple classes and years.
  • Does your project idea involve open flame, liquid nitrogen, or other potentially dangerous activities for students? Please give us insight into your safety procedures in the Implementation Plan section of the grant application.
  • Already participating in our Kit Grant Program? An update is due every March 15 and September 15 until the completion of your project. Visit the Kit Grant Update Portal to submit your update.
  • Review our Grant Funding Guidelines for a more complete list of funding requirements and reach out with questions before applying!

Example Applications

Kit Grant Application

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. One kit recommended per teacher. Can be used multiple times. You can expect multiple uses for groups of approximately 20-30 students. Lab-setting recommended for some lessons.
Please enter a number from 0 to 10.
Valued at $49 each. Designed to be used by students in groups of 1-4 per kit. Simple demonstrations that can be used inside or outside of the classroom.
Please enter a number from 0 to 50.

Valued at $69 each. Contains three glass-focused demonstrations that can be used inside of the classroom.
Please enter a number from 0 to 2.

Please note that our recommendation is one Materials Science Kit per teacher/instructor unless further context is provided. One Materials Science Kit is suitable for classes of 20-30 students and its contents are reusable for years.

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.


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