With the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the PressForward Project invites applications for microgrants of up to $1000 to fund science communications projects. PressForward publications aggregate content from the web at large, sharing the most relevant work published online and fostering conversations within and across disciplines, institutions, and classrooms. PressForward is developed by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
Applicants’ projects should plan to use PressForward software to power a new or existing web publication. Current PressForward publications include Digital Humanities Now, PLOS Collections, microbe.net, The Well at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing’s Showcase.
We encourage any project with a science or technology focus, including the social sciences, technology, health and medicine, and the history of science, and a desire to innovate or improve communications to apply for a PressForward microgrant. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with the first award to be made on May 8, 2017. All applications submitted by April 24 will be considered for first round awards.
Complete applications should include:
- A brief summary of the proposed publication (~500 words), including its contributors and audience
- A detailed budget up to $1,000
- CVs of project managers
Please send proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Microgrant Proposal”.
Proposals will be evaluated for their scientific interests, their proposed audiences, and their viability and sustainability. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in consultations with PressForward staff at least twice during the development of their projects and after their launch.
To discuss your proposal or for other questions about PressForward, please contact us at email@example.com.