Call for application

August 1 of current year.

Application Opens

November 1, 2020.

Application Closes

January 17, 2021.

Libraries Notification

Grant Recipients will be notified by IEEE in March of current year.

Submission Deadlines

  • The SKPL Grant has one grant cycle each year.
  • Submissions will be accepted beginning November 1, 2020 until January 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Grant Criteria

  • The applicant must be a Public Library.
  • The Grant request is for no more than $2000.
  • The Grant is restricted to public libraries located at least partly in the territory of the IEEE-Region 4.
    See Region 4 map.
  • The grant provides funding to establish a circulating science kit collections program.
  • Libraries that already have a circulating science kits collection program are not eligible for this grant.

Libraries awarded funding are expected to:

  • Create or purchase science kits each of which consists of equipment, instructions for prepared experiments, and workbooks.
  • Include the science kit in their circulating collection.
  • Add materials (books, DVDs, etc.) to the circulating collection which support the topics featured in the kits.
  • Develop programming for pre-university students (K-12) which promotes the study of science and the use of the science kits.
  • Plan for sustaining the project after grant funding is concluded.
  • Plan for other public libraries to replicate the results and for teaching best practices to others.
  • Cooperate with IEEE on publicity and promotion of the project.
  • Tag the science kits stating that funding is provided by the IEEE – Region 4.