Lily Raines

Funding Opportunity for US and Canada - Science Festival Accelerator Program

Blog Post created by Lily Raines on Sep 26, 2016

Do you live in Canada or the USA and want to start a new Science Festival?


The Science Festival Alliance, which is supported by the charitable Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announced a grant matching opportunity for new Festival Initiatives. They will fund up to $10,000 to match independent fundraising efforts. You can find more details and application materials here.


Live anywhere else? A Festival Training Institute (FTI) will come your way soon!


The second FTI will be held in Panama from November 20 - 23, 2016. Delegations from our ACS Chapters in Peru and Brazil; from our allies at the Sociedad Química de México; and from previous Festival sites in Colombia and Chile will train for two days to develop Festival proposals for 2017. They will complete their training by attending a Festival planned at the Ciudad del Saber by Dr. Rafael Vasquez.


Dr. Mah Siau Hui, from the ACS Malaysia chapter, will host the third FTI in Malaysia in late February, 2017. She will also join us in Panama.


Future FTI's will travel to Eastern Europe and the Middle East and Africa, so stay tuned for more details!