The Society for Science and the Public has an opportunity that may be of interest to some teachers. Participating in science fair competitions can spark an interest, inspire confidence, and further the education of our students. Too few under-served students have the guidance necessary to make this possible for them, so the Society for Science and the Public is enlisting the help of adults to help under-served students enter science research competitions for the first time. As part of the Advocate Grant Program, the society will award a $3,000 stipend to teachers, scientists, or mentors to provide support for under-served students where it has been lacking in the past.

These Advocates will go to Washington, D.C. to be trained on the various science research competitions that currently exist and plan out how they will assist their students throughout the application process. To access the application, please visit the online application.  Please note that the program has an application deadline of February 26.