Program Description: The purpose of the West Virginia Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Opportunity Grants & Sponsorships Program is to support STEM education, demonstrate the value of STEM in West Virginia, and/or support those in STEM careers. Projects typically funded include, but are not limited to, camps or workshops for West Virginia residents, STEM. diversity and inclusion initiatives, out of state faculty/student travel to scientific conferences or for research purposes, and sponsorship of state-wide scientific or technical conferences or events. Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize STaR support as a supplement to other sources of funding. Sponsorships requests for conferences and/or events may be funded in advance of the event. Cost reimbursable grants are reimbursed after invoices for travel, supplies, etc. have been submitted to STaR.

Eligibility: All West Virginia four-year colleges, universities, community and technical colleges, private and public K-12 schools, non-profit organizations that are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3), or state, county, or city governmental agencies.

Award Information: Cost reimbursable grant or sponsorship 

Estimated Number of Awards: 8-10

Next Anticipated Proposal Due Date: Opens July 1, 2024, until funding is exhausted

Anticipated Total Funding: $60,000

Maximum Funding Per Award: $5,000

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Note this grant is dependent upon funding availability from the State of West Virginia Research Challenge Fund and approval of the West Virginia Science and Research Council.