How to Apply for a SWE Program Development Grant . Mary Perkinson Program Development Grant Committee Chair. Ever had a great idea for an event but not enough money to make the event a reality? Then you need to know about SWE Program Development Grants. Overview.
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Program Development Grant Committee Chair
Ever had a great idea for an event but not enough money to make the event a reality?
Then you need to know about SWE Program Development Grants
Program Development Grants (PDG)
The funds are to be used for programs that are dedicated to:
PDG is funded through designated corporate donations
PDG proposal should address at least one of SWE’s strategic goals:
Education and Outreach - inspire girls and women from diverse backgrounds and life stages to aspire to engineering for meaningful and rewarding careers.
Inclusive Organization - embrace and promote the value and power of diversity in specialties, age, race, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, and interests.
Professional Leadership - provide opportunities for women to attain, enhance, and demonstrate leadership, and professional and technical excellence that results in career aspiration, advancement, achievement, and satisfaction.
Knowledge Source - share SWE’s acquired knowledge and promote programs that bridge the gaps in recruitment, professional development, and retention of women in engineering.
Value and Benefit – provide value and benefit to SWE as a whole
Example of Projects:
Excellent Wow! resources readily available for use on line, www.swe.org/wow
Wow! That’s Engineering! Program Development Grant documents online, on the PDG Community of Practice Page under All Resources
21 Engineering Kits – See all kits atwww.swe.org/store
Each Kit has materials and instructions for four students
Topics range from solar power to rocketry, to hydrology
Changes this fiscal year
Kits available on the SWE store will remain $4 per box (for shipping)
SWE members may order up to 25 kits
Agilent is unable to continue funding the kits this year
SWE will add 700 kits to our inventory (100 each of our 7 most popular)
As stock is depleted, kits will not be replaced
Kits may be ordered at cost (about $22/kit) at www.yescience.com
Saturday, October 17, 10am-12:30pm, Room 104A
Tables will include:
SWE sections who run exceptional outreach programs
Society outreach programs:
Wow! That’s Engineering!– 2010 signature event applications due December 1
Agilent After School kits– FY10 updates to the program
Program Development Grants– grant requirements have changed – No new element required in events!
SWE partners involved in STEM outreach:
Girl Scouts of the USA
Unaware that they exist or how to apply
No ideas of projects to submit a grant for
Assumption that you will not receive a grant even if you apply so do not want to spend time on it.
What will you provide to SWE to facilitate replication of your project?
(for example - Curriculum, Videos, Kit Supply/Equipment Lists, Web pages, Scripts or Manuals)
How will you measure the impact this project has on girls or women and how you met your objectives?
How will you measure the success of this project?
You do have a chance to revise the proposal to supply additional information based on committee feedback received.
PDG Evaluation Criteria
Good idea for a project
Complete Proposal (answer all of the questions)
Well thought out event
Detailed accurate budget
Application and other documents for PDG funds can be found in www.swe.orgMy SWE Communitiesin the Program Development Grant community.
Program Development Grant Webinars will be held in November on the 4th and 10th at 8pm EST