Program Planning Grants

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. 

Deadline: 
September 30, 2014
Award Administrator(s): 
Award: 

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.

Presentation: 
The Local Section Committee will review the applications and distribute the grants within 30 days of the application deadline.
Instructions: 
Each section may only receive one grant per programming year (July to June). Sections who receive the grant must submit a summary report of their funded project before they can apply for the grant in the next funding cycle.

The semiannual deadlines for applications are:

  • March 30 
  • September 30

Application Form

Summary Report

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)

Evaluation Criteria

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?