Since 1885, the Indiana Academy of Science has supported the scientific research and science education of our state’s scientists and science students. It is one of the oldest scientific professional membership organizations in the United States, the only multidisciplinary scientific organization in the state of Indiana, and is dedicated to promoting scientific research, diffusing scientific information, improving education in the sciences, and encouraging communication and cooperation among scientists.
For many years, the Academy has been committed to offering science education projects and programs through Indiana community partners. These partnerships have allowed us to touch the lives of many. The Academy’s INDIANA COMMUNITY GRANTS initiative provides funding to IAS senior scientist members for science education projects and programming presented by other Indiana organizations in which they are involved; organizations with similar goals as the Academy, and further the importance of Indiana science.
The Indiana Academy of Science Community Grants will be distributed through a competitive process to Indiana Academy of Science senior scientist members in good standing who have been actively involved in the work of the Academy for at least 3 consecutive years, to include attendance and participation in the Academy Annual Meetings. Members serving on the Indiana Community Grants Committee are ineligible for receipt of a Indiana Community Grant. Preference will be given to:
Grant requests should be emailed to CommunityGrantofINAcademyofSci@gmail.com by April 1, 2023, for the 2023 grant cycle. Academy members may submit only one grant request per year, and an organization can only receive one grant from the Academy per fiscal year. Please include the following in your request:
The Academy member will be notified of any decision via email after June 1, 2020. All funding requests will be final. If an organization is approved, grant checks will be mailed directly to the recipient organization’s address listed in the grant application, after June 1. Please allow two to four weeks for delivery.
Grant funds may not be used to promote or engage in criminal acts of violence, terrorism, hate crimes, the destruction of any state, or discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, military and veteran status, disability, sex, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, or support of any entity that engages in these activities.
All grant applications are made subject to the Indiana Academy of Science review of the organization’s reputation and activities and the organization’s agreement to comply with the terms and conditions of the Indiana Academy of Science. The Indiana Academy of Science reserves the right to decline funding to any organization based on the Academy’s review of the organization’s reputation and activities.
Indiana State Museum: In support of educational field trips to the musuem from Indiana schools.
Health and Science Innovations: In support of science research projects by Indiana high school students.
Evansville Museum: In support of Science with a Twist, science education initiative for young adult professionals.
Science Education Foundation, Inc.: In support of Celebrate Science Indiana, science education for elementary school age youth.
Purdue Northwest: In support of Brain Awareness Day for middle school students.
Indiana University: In support of Beyond Boundaries, 2021, Community Science Education initiative.
Butler University Herbarium
Indiana State Museum Youth Program
Celebrate Science Indiana
Science with a Twist
Building Blocks Academy
Diversity and Innovation Institute