Sponsoring Organization or Individual

Diversity and Inclusion in ANS Committee


An applicant may receive one grant per year. The limit for a single grant is $5,000. Recipients must complete the project within 12 months after receiving the grant, and a grant report must be submitted to the ANS DIA Committee within two months after completion of the project.

Grants funds may not be awarded for the same program more than three (3) times.

The following provide guidance on general expectations, timelines, and restrictions on expenditures using NEED funds. The DIA Committee reserves the right to reduce the amount of a grant to an institution if the proposal contains activities that are not aligned with NEED’s mission.

Appropriate funding requests include:

  1. Purchase of equipment or materials needed to support nuclear science curriculum, such as:
  • Geiger counters
  • Cloud chambers
  • Dry ice
  • Radioactive sources
  1. Travel for groups of 5 or more to tour nuclear-related facilities (power plants, research reactors, nuclear medical centers, national laboratories/universities, etc.)
  2. Expenses for ANS sections to expand Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our World™, Nuclear in Every Classroom, Nuclear Explorers or Teacher Workshops
  3. Scout groups of 5 or more working on requirements for the BSA Nuclear Science Merit Badge or ANS’s Get to Know Nuclear Girl Scout patch.
  4. Invited speakers/researchers with hands-on activities.


2-5 awarded annually up to $5,000/each

Final Reports:

  1. Reports are due 2 months after completing the project.
  2. Reports should be outcome-based and discuss the impact on the desired outcome, including metrics where available.
  3. Provide as much evidence of the direct impact of funding on educational successes as possible.
  4. Provide proof of expenses, including copies of receipts, to support adherence to proposal objectives and budget.
  5. Provide photos and/or videos from the event.
  6. Report revisions and updates are welcomed.
  7. Failure to submit reports will render the institution ineligible to receive additional grants from ANS until the report is submitted.


Application Deadline


Funding Awarded

May 1

ANS Annual Meeting (June)

July 1

October 1

ANS Winter Meeting (Oct/Nov)

December 1

Apply for Grant

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