Newswise — The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering grants ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 to support new proposals, as well as ongoing programs that engage communities with science. Applications are open now through March 31, and applicants must be members of ASCB.

Funds from ASCB’s Public Engagement Grants may be used to pay for materials, supplies, marketing, and salaries for science outreach projects beginning in the summer or fall of 2020 and ending in the spring of 2021 or earlier. Grantees will also be offered travel funds to attend conferences and obtain one-on-one assistance with project evaluation from start to finish. Women and people from under-represented  minorities are encouraged to apply. Funding for ASCB’s Public Engagement Grants are provided by the Science Sandbox initiative of the Simons Foundation.

To apply, go to

If you would like to learn what is needed to submit a competitive application, register for ASCB’s free webinar scheduled for 2 p.m. (EST), Thursday, February 20. ASCB’s CEO Erika Shugart will discuss examples of program plans, audience selection, goals and impacts, budgets, and more. She will also tell you about all of the added benefits of this program (beyond the funding itself) and will answer questions. The slide deck and recorded webinar will both be available afterward.

To register for the webinar, go to

To read more about some previously funded projects, go to

ASCB is an inclusive, international community of biologists studying the cell, the fundamental unit of life. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery, advocating sound research policies, improving education, promoting professional development, and increasing diversity in the scientific workforce.

Journal Link: ASCB’s Public Engagement Grants