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Grants to USA Individuals and Nonprofits for Events
that Introduce Girls to the Field of Engineering

Bell Girl Day Grants

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Deadline Date:

11/05/21 11:59 PM Eastern


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Grants of up to $1,000 to USA individuals and nonprofit organizations for events and activities that introduce girls to the field of engineering. Funding is intended for new or existing programs that target girls between the ages of 5 and 18. Grant funds may be used for in-person or virtual events taking place on or around Girl Day.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (Girl Day) is an annual campaign that takes place during Engineers Week in the U.S. with the intention of introducing girls to the fascinating world of engineering. The Bell Girl Day Grants are awarded to help make possible Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day events taking place on and around Girl Day.

Due to COVID-19, in-person and virtual events are eligible for funding. Programs need not be new, but must meet all other requirements.

Funds may be used for virtual meeting platform, site rental; food/non-alcoholic drinks (lunches for students, etc.); transportation, photography, educational materials, essential project supplies, and postage.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day events can include, but are not limited to:

  • Host an in-person or virtual event where girls can meet and speak with female engineers and engineering students.¬†
  • Choose an activity, purchase and deliver supplies to event attendees, and host a virtual event.
  • Organize a trip or virtual trip to a local science center or to see the film, Dream Big, and plan hands-on activities for afterward.
  • Hold a presentation for high school girls and a Q&A with professionals in the field.
  • Visit a classroom or work with organizations like Girls, Inc., Girl Scouts, National Girls Collaborative Project, or Boys and Girls Clubs of America to work with students in K-12 through fun hands-on activities.
  • Organize an engineering fair or festival for girls.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 192567

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range between $500 and $1,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects/programs must be completed on or around Girl Day (January-April 30, 2022).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individuals or organizations located in the United States are eligible to apply.

The Bell Girl Day Grants are intended to help fund programs and events led by not-for-profit organizations. If you are applying as a for-profit organization or corporation, your application may not be considered.

To ensure everyone an equal opportunity at receiving funding, DiscoverE cannot fund the same event or organization more than once.
- Applicants who received Bell Girl Day grants previously are not eligible to apply.
- New applications from individuals or organizations who previously applied for a Bell Girl Day grant, and were not accepted, will be considered.

The project/program must target girls age 5 to 18.

Funds may not be used for alcoholic beverages, salaries or stipends, indirect charges/administrative overhead, capital expenditures, or computer hardware.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: Applications are due November 5, 2021 (11:59 pm eastern).

Applications will be reviewed by the DiscoverE grant administrator. Applicants will be notified of a decision by early December.

Applications must be submitted online.

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Get more ideas! Download the Sample Girl Day Events document and learn how others have organized Girl Day events:

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