The SACP & SSP is dedicated to educating members of the scientific community, students, and teachers about chemistry, spectroscopy, and science in general. We achieve this goal by providing schools in need with equipment necessary to educate students.
► Elementary/Middle School Equipment Grants Program (SACP)
Students in grades 7 – 9 and 10 – 12 are invited to submit essays on a specific topic in science to compete for 13 cash prizes, valued from $100 to $500 for high school students, and $50 to $250 for middle school students. This is an excellent opportunity for students to practice their writing skills in preparation for state assessment tests. Each school may submit two essays in each category.
► High School Equipment Grants (SSP)
This program provides high school teachers of biology, chemistry, physics and general science with the opportunity to request equipment/supplies valued up to $2,000 to incorporate the use of spectroscopy and related topics in their curriculum.
► Elementary School/Middle School Science Olympiad Program (EMSSOP) (SSP)
The SSP will provide funding for elementary and middle schools wishing to develop a Science Olympiad Program for their students. A Science Olympiad program is a hands-on event which excites, inspires and challenges students of all abilities about science. $2,000 funds for individual schools are available for equipment and materials related to implementation of the Olympiad.
► K-12 Science Innovation Grant Program (SSP)
This annual grant provides funding up to $2,000 to innovative and unique projects for science classrooms throughout the SSP geographic region. Public and private schools are eligible for these grants. Grant applications may be submitted for course-specific or building-wide projects. Applications are reviewed based upon student impact, innovation, connection to the science curriculum, etc. Grant recipients must provide a final report on the outcome of the proposed program.
College & University Grants
► Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) Program (SACP/SSP)
Originally established in memory of R.K. Scott, 1955 President of the Pittsburgh Conference, this award serves as a memorial to deceased members of the Pittsburgh Conference Committee by promoting excellence in science education. Through the program, small colleges can enhance their science curricula through grants of up to $10,000 to purchase equipment and course materials.
► Undergraduate Analytical Research Program Grant (UARP) (SACP)
The Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh will award three grants of up to $10,000 each to promote high-quality, innovative undergraduate research in the field of analytical chemistry. The objective of this grant is to promote training and development of undergraduate students in the field of analytical chemistry.
► Starter Grant (SACP/SSP)
The SACP/SSP Starter Grant Awards are given to encourage high-quality, innovative research by beginning chemistry professors. The goal of the grants is to promote the training and development of graduate students in the fields of spectroscopy and analytical chemistry. Two awards are granted each year: a $40,000 grant from the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh in the area of analytical chemistry and a $30,000 grant from the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh in the area of spectroscopy.
► College Equipment Grant Program (CEGP) (SSP)
The purpose of this equipment grant is to contribute to science programs at colleges and universities with enrollments of no more than 7,500 undergraduate students. The grant was created to be used to assist with the purchase of new instrumentation or to upgrade existing instrumentation, accessories and equipment related to the study of spectroscopy. The maximum amount of the grant is $5,000.
► Science Institution Grant (SACP/SSP)
New for 2020-2021, created with the intent of helping community groups, clubs, organizations, etc. in developing and supporting a science outreach program or activity. Maximum funding for each application is $5,000.