In addition to my research as a postdoc, I co-direct an outreach program - YES! Youth Engaged in Science Initiative - started by my lab last fall. The program has a huge focus on science (brain) education, but also has other components such as mentoring and community engagement. Our target populations are middle and high school students (and their families) from underrepresented minority communities. We’ve had quite a busy and successful year and we are looking forward to another year!
However, we need some financial support! Most of our funding has come out of my PI’s grant money, but we also received some start up money from the university. We are looking to get some outside funding, perhaps from private foundations or any other grant agencies (although we realize NSF is no longer offering K-12 funding support).
Does anyone know of funding opportunities for K-12 science education? Does SfN offer funding support for outreach?
Any help along those lines would be very much appreciated!