K-12 Innovation Grant

From The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh and The Spectroscopy Society of Pennsylvania

The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) was organized 1942 to advance analytical chemistry through science education. Its sister society is the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP). The SACP is dedicated to the education of their membership, of the community and of future scientists from kindergarten through college.

Type of Support


The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP) and The Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) proudly announce the K-12 Innovation Grant Program. This 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.

Examples of funded items include:

  • 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


Organization's Location
Program Location
Organization Type
K-12 schools


Technology-only proposal (ex. Computers for a classroom)
Proposals for pass-through donations to other individuals or organizations
Honoraria or cash awards for creating an endowment
Salaries or benefits
up to 2.5k


Required Attachments
Project Budget
Review Criteria

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