Pittcon Science Week | Philadelphia

Pittcon proudly announces the 2023 Science Week Grant Program for Philadelphia teachers.


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. 

Philadelphia Science Week Grant Program

Grants will be awarded to Philadelphia schools that support our core mission of science outreach and education.  This funding can be used to support a multitude of programs, projects, or initiatives.


Pittcon aims to promote science education at all levels. The K-12 Science Week grant is one aspect of the efforts of the Pittcon volunteers and the sponsoring societies to support science education.  

This year, the maximum funding awarded is $5,000.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an award, schools must fall within the Greater Philadelphia area.  The Greater Philadelphia area is defined as within Philadelphia County.    

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 expected impact on these groups?
  • Letters/details of support


If awarded a grant, the following is required

  • School and/or District shall recognize Pittcon if a grant is awarded
  • Complete a report that includes pictures following your event, program, or initiative within a calendar year of receiving funding or before reapplication, whichever comes first
  • Accept the grant at the Pittcon Party hosted at the Grand Hall of the Philadelphia Convention Center on March 21, 2023 at approximately 6:00 PM to celebrate your efforts

Grant Application

The application deadline is January 31, 2023. Award winners will be selected and announced by the end of February.

Your name(Required)
School address(Required)

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