Funding NdC Events
Many SHPE Chapters fund Noche de Ciencias events through chapter resources or through corporate sponsorship. In addition, SHPE National has funding available to support NdC events through two types of grants:
Noche de Ciencias Mini Grants
Mini-grants provide $500 to support a NdC event which is awarded in two disbursements ($250 before the event; and $250 after the event). The event must have at least 50 participants (parents and students are counted as participants; volunteers and educators should NOT be included in the participant count). SHPE National anticipates funding twenty NdC Mini Grants for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
NdC Mini Grant Application and Reporting Instructions
Apply for a NdC Mini Grant Report on Your NdC Mini Grant Event
Noche de Ciencias Reimbursement Grants
Reimbursement grants provide up to $4000 to support a NdC event. Reimbursement grants cover actual expenses and funds are disbursed after the event when documentation is complete. Funding levels correspond to the number of participants:
- Up to $1000 for NdC events with a minimum of 50 participants
- Up to $2000 for NdC events with a minimum of 100 participants
- Up to $3000 for NdC events with a minimum of 150 participants
- Up to $4000 for NdC events with a minimum of 200 participants
SHPE National anticipates awarding between 40-45 Reimbursement Awards, with the majority being funded at the $1000 level.
NdC Reimbursement Grant Application and Reporting Instructions
Apply for a NdC Reimbursement Grant
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