Project Grant Application

This grant allows applicants to propose creative projects that expand Materials Science education projects in their community. Each applicant can request funding for up to $5,000 for their project, which should be directly applicable to expanding Materials Science education or training the next generation of glass and ceramic professionals.

In celebration of the International Year of Glass, special appreciation will be given to applications that incorporate glass.

Applications are accepted until Friday, September 2, 2022.


BACKGROUND

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) was created to attract, inspire, and support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF is an Ohio Nonprofit Single Member Limited Liability Company and contributions to the CGIF are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The CGIF is wholly owned by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and is treated as a disregarded entity for federal tax purposes.

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation’s mailing address is: 550 Polaris Parkway, Suite 510, Westerville, Ohio, 43082.

REQUESTING FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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 this form, as other informal requests will not be considered.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION and SELECTION FOR FUNDING SUPPORT

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation prefers to fund project costs that can be easily identified with a specific outreach project or instructional activity.

The Foundation does not provide funding for:

  • overhead/indirect costs
  • endowments, building campaigns, fundraising, special events, or annual funds.
  • buildings, laboratories, equipment, or instruments unless it can be demonstrated that such capital expenditures are essential to the success of a Foundation-supported project.
  • professor or staff salaries; administrative expenses; general office supplies.
  • organizations that discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, political beliefs, or disabilities.
  • lobbying or political activities.
  • research projects (unless a major component directly involves student outreach).
  • direct grants to individuals.
  • any commercial or business purpose.
  • for-profit institutions, except in rare circumstances.
  • travel not directly related to outreach activities.

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 in October. Applicants will be notified on the approval of their funding request on or about October 31, 2022.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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.

REPORTING AND EVALUATION

The CGIF relies on grant reporting to evaluate progress toward the mission and goals we share with each of our grantees.  The submission of a final grant report lets us know that funding was used appropriately and ultimately helped you reach your project goals.  As such, grant recipients are required to keep a record of all expenditures and receipts related to the grant.  At the conclusion of the grant term, a written report is required and should describe results in achieving the purposes of the grant, along with a detailed accounting of the uses and expenditures of all grant funds.  Any future grant submissions will not be accepted if we do not receive your final report on the current project.

QUESTIONS OR REQUEST INFORMATION

For questions regarding The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation and our grant opportunities, please contact foundation@ceramics.org.

Project Grant Application

For teachers and community members to submit their applications for the project grant.

"*" 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)



Anticipated Start Date*
Anticipated End Date*



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.

Please list an amount in USD in the space provided.

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 for your project, mileage for travel related to the project, publicity or marketing for events, display cases or tables for events, printing and copying, etc. Supplementary funding may NOT be used for staff or administrative salaries or for anything not directly related to producing your project.

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, but be inclusive of all costs.

Please use the space to describe the problem that the project will attempt to address. Demonstrate who will benefit and how they will benefit.

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.

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.

What methods will be used to measure the progress of the project? What evidence will demonstrate success?

The CGIF strives to attract, inspire, and support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. How does your project align with our mission?

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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