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2013 Science on Screen Grant Application Guidelines
The Application Checklist
Grant applications must include the following items:
A. Cover Sheet
All grant proposals must be accompanied by a completed Proposal Cover Sheet form. This form is available for download here.
The content of the grant proposal should address the following and is not to exceed three single-spaced pages:
a. Please include a brief history of your organization, including any special programs and events you currently produce or have produced in years past.
b. Please explain why you feel your theater and surrounding community in particular are a good fit for a Science on Screen series. In particular, please make note of any science, medical, or technology centers (including universities) that are nearby.
c. Please include one original programming idea (film title and the type of scientist that would be appropriate to introduce it) for a Science on Screen presentation you might undertake. You need not name a specific individual; the field of science will suffice.
d. Please discuss your strategy for lining up speakers to introduce each film.
e. Please discuss how you would successfully launch and promote this series.
C. Sample of Past Successful Press/Marketing Campaign
We’re looking to work with theaters that have a proven track record of promoting special programs and events like Science on Screen. Please submit a sample of a past successful press/marketing campaign your theater has undertaken. This may include press clippings, sample outreach lists, promotional materials (such as postcards, posters), sample e-blasts, etc.
D. Curriculum Vita(e) / Bios of Key Staff Associated with this Project
Please include CVs or bios of key project staff that will implement and supervise your Science on Screen program.
E. Screen Quantity and Theater Capacity
Please let us know how many screens you have, and what the seating capacity of each is. If you have multiple screens, please indicate which would be selected as the venue(s) for Science on Screen.
F. Program Budget
Please include a proposed budget for launching your own Science on Screen program. Please bear in mind that each theater selected for this grant must produce a minimum of three Science on Screen events during the course of the one-year grant period.
G. Current Operating Budget
Please include a copy of your organization’s current operating budget. If you do not yet have a budget for 2013, last year’s budget will suffice.
H. Tax-Exempt Determination Letter from the IRS
Please include proof of your organization’s non-profit status with this application.
The deadline for submission of these materials is July 15, 2013. Please visit www.coolidge.org/sloan for additional information.