Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh
& Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh

K-12 Innovation Grant.

The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) and The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) proudly announce the K-12 Innovation Grant, new for the 2021-2022 school year. This new grant program is created with the intent to assist public and private K-12 schools in developing and supporting a unique science engagement activity, program, or outreach.

Grants will be awarded to schools that support our core mission of science outreach and education. This funding can be used to support a multitude of programming, project, or initiatives.

Requirements Application

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an award, schools must fall outside other society grant categories. Schools must fall within the SACP and SSP geographical boundaries of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and New York.

General Information

The Society of Analytical Chemists (SACP) and The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the jointly sponsored Pittcon all aim to promote science education at all levels. The K-12 Innovation Grants are one aspect of the efforts of the Pittcon volunteers and the sponsoring societies to support science education.

This year, the maximum funding available for each grant application is $2,000.

Proposal Requirements
Strong proposals should have the following characteristics (in no particular order)

New initiative/project or programs with a continuation plan
Proposed itemized budget with specific examples of how the requested funds would be integrated into the initiative or program
Initiative or program that will impact many people
What student/family groups will this program target?
What is the expecting impact on these groups?
Letters/details of support

Requirements of a completed proposal

Recognition of SACP and/or SSP funding contribution
Ex. Listed on donor list, display of Society organization logos
Commitment to complete a report with pictures that can be used by the societies for marketing purposes
Please ensure that photographs have signed photo releases

The application deadline is February 15, 2022.
Award winners will be selected and announced by the end of February 2022.

Submit completed form to

Examples of Funded Items
Computers to operate a scientific instrument is acceptable
Purchase of science related materials (Foldscopes, science kits, etc.)
Any items that have a direct impact on the science education and outreach mission
What Cannot Be Funded
Technology-only proposal (ex. Computers for a classroom.)
Pass-through donations to other individuals or organizations.
Honoraria or cash awards for creating an endowment
Salaries or benefits


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