Who We Are
What We Do
"You see their projects and think: These kids are going to change the world."
— Denise Signorelli, Ph.D.
Who We Are
Society for Science & the Public's Advocate Grant Program provides a stipend to an individual (teacher, counselor, 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).
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.
Why should students participate in scientific competition?
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.
The Advocates for the 2016-2017 school year include:
Funding for the Advocate Grant Program is provided by Arconic Foundation, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and the Society.