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Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, scientist, or other mentor), who agrees to serve as an advocate for 3-5 underrepresented students to transition them from conducting a scientific or engineering research project to completing applications to scientific competition(s).
Thank you for your interest in the Advocate Grant Program. The 2018 grant application is now closed. To be notified when the 2019 application opens, please sign up here.
Advocates support the students in:
Advocates receive a stipend of $3,000; opportunities to meet and interact with their cohort both in-person and throughout the program duration, and ongoing training and support from the Society. Funding for the Advocate Grant Program is provided by Arconic Foundation, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and Regeneron.
It is important for socioeconomically challenged students to participate in science fairs because they give students opportunities beyond what can be offered in the classroom.
Why should students participate in scientific competition?