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Mini-Grants, Stipends, and Fellowships

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Educators attending a Sustainability Fellowship in-person meeting

The NISE Network has offered a variety of mini-grants, stipends, and fellowship programs to partners as components of different projects to support local efforts in communities across the United States. Many of these efforts have included a combination of professional development support and financial assistance to implement local projects. Each of these programs has had their own goals, applicant eligibility, and selection process.

Below is a brief summary of past programs.

Please note that future opportunities will be listed at:

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Sustainability Fellowships (2019-2022)

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Earth & Space Project-Based Professional Learning Community (2021-2022)

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Howtosmile At-Home Activities (2020-2022)

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Citizen Science, Civics, and Resilient Communities (2020-2021)

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Building with Biology Forum Stipends (2016-2017)

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Nanoscale Science Mini-grants (2011-2015)

  • About: 
    The purpose of these mini-grant awards was to support initiatives by NISE Network partners to engage their local public audiences in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology topics. Eligible activities included: 1) New efforts to integrate nano into existing programming, 2) New efforts to reach new audiences with nano programming (including traditionally under-served or under-represented audiences), and 3) New partnerships between museums and nano researchers, community-based organizations, or diversity serving organizations.
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