Request for Proposals: KGSC Mini-Grant Program

Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative
Mini-Grant Program

Request for Proposals

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative (KGSC) seeks to convince Kentucky girls, their parents and their teachers that careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are exciting, desirable, and attainable.

KGSC will award mini-grants for seed funding for new projects in all areas of STEM and in cooperation with the National Girls STEM Collaborative (NGCP). Projects must expose girls to STEM activities and to successful female STEM professionals so that girls gain exposure to empowering role models.

Mini-grants support programs developed through collaboration with two or more organizations. It is highly recommended that one of the organizations is a Kentucky university or college.

Priority will be given to programs reaching out to underrepresented girls in STEM, such as girls with disabilities or girls from diverse populations.

Mini-grant applicants and their collaborators must register in The Connectory. Visit the Connectory Provider Portal here:

Important Information

  • Applicants may request up to $1000. Matching funds are desirable.

  • Mini-Grant guidelines, application, and materials can be found on the mini-grant section of the National Collaborative website:

Milestone Dates

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative is scheduled to open Mini-Grants on August 28th. Be sure to view the Application Resources page to prepare for the opening of applications.

Milestone Date
Opening Date August 28, 2015
Closing Date September 30, 2015
Decision Date October 29, 2015
Earliest Start Date December 14, 2015

Funding Support

National Science Foundation
Award Abstract: #1103073
GSE/EXT: NGCP: Building the Capacity
of STEM Practitioners
to Develop a Diverse Workforce

Funding for this opportunity is
supported in part by NASA Kentucky Space Grant
Consortium under NASA award
No: NNX10AL96H

For More Information

Have questions about the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Mini-Grant Program? Please contact Austin McKinney for more information.

Austin McKinney

Director of Communications, Kentucky NSF EPSCoR
Phone: 859.494.5291