National Science Fair Competition in the Works

Private Funders: Google, National Geographic, LEGO and Scientific American; Opportunity: 2016-17 Google Science Fair; Funding Focus: Education, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Students ages 13 to 18; Funding (estimated): Up to $50,000 for three awards; Deadline (tentative): TBA, last year’s deadline was in May.

Summary: The Google Science Fair competition is to launch soon. It is an international competition with a finalist winner selected from each of the following age categories: 13-14; 15-16; and 17-18. Students post their science projects online so they may compete for prizes. At the end of public voting, a team of scientists will pick out a grand prize winner from the 15 finalists.


About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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