Program Planning Grants are intended to assist local sections with their membership outreach efforts. The objective is to encourage development of a program involving more than a single event. Local sections are encouraged to be innovative in their program planning.
Applications should describe events that are being planned by the local section under an umbrella of a larger program with identifiable goals and objectives. It is not necessary that all activities have a common theme beyond encouraging local section members to participate and interact with each other.
In this program, 4 annual grants of $600-$800 each are awarded to sections submitting qualified applications. Program Planning Grants will be awarded in the spring and fall of year.
The semiannual deadlines for applications are:
- March 30
- September 30
Program Planning Grant Ideas
- Chemical Engineering PE review course - (10 sessions )
- Pharmaceutical Engineering Workshop - (1-1/2 day session )
- Fall Lecture Series - (4 meeting series with a common theme )
- Financial Planning for Chemical Engineers - (multi-session series)
Below is the general application evaluation criteria that the Local Sections Committee will use to evaluate grant applications.
- The innovativeness of the proposed program. What makes it innovative for the local section?
- How does the program fit the needs of the local section?
- How is the proposed program different from past programs?
- How the proposed program will increase membership participation. What will draw prospective members to attend this program?
- Will the program be targeted at a particular audience?
- How will this program be promoted and advertised?
- The section's ability to fund such a program on its own.
- Does the section have a history of successful program years without having received a grant?
- Is the applying section considered a section in need?
- Has the applying section ever been awarded a Program Planning Grant?
- Has the applying section been awarded a Program Planning Grant in the past 12 months?