Announcing Our New Community Science Partnership Planning Seed Grant Teams

Thank you, Museum of Life and Science, for sharing photos from your Imagine Durham 2100 event.

ASTC’s Community Science Team is excited to launch our Partnership Planning Seed Grant Program. Successful community science begins with establishing trust among collaborative partners and ensuring that all partners are working toward shared goals. To that end, our newest grant program is designed to support new and emerging collaborations between ASTC member institutions and community-based organizations looking to deepen their relationship to advance local priorities. Each grantee team is receiving funding to support their participation in the five-month program, as well as strategic training workshops and resources to support them in developing an actionable community science project plan.

We received many excellent proposals and are excited to share the teams participating in our inaugural cohort:

Laura Bartock (Community Science Fellow) and Eve Klein (Senior Advisor for Public Engagement with Science) are co-leading facilitation of the program for ASTC. Melissa Ballard (Director of Programs), Amanda Fisher (Senior Manager of Programs), and Naomi Wallace (Manager of Impact Initiatives) are contributing to the design and implementation of the curriculum. J. Sickler Consulting is providing evaluation services to help us learn from and reflect on this new program.

We look forward to seeing the grantee teams grow and learn together in order to make a positive difference in their communities. For more information on our program and information on future awards, visit the Community Science Initiative website. To learn more about future funding opportunities, join our interest list.

We extend a special thanks to our partners at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for providing funding for this program.

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