WISEatlantic Partnerships Program
The WISEatlantic Partnerships Program is an opportunity for community organizations in Atlantic Canada to apply for small one-year sponsorships for new activities and/or projects that promote the outreach, recruitment, and retention for girls, young women, and industry professionals in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The intention of the funding is to help establish or expand programs, and it is expected that projects have a plan for continuation after WISEatlantic Partnerships Program funding ends. Projects will only be funded once. Submissions in subsequent years must be fundamentally different from previously funded projects. Organizations may apply for a 1 year sponsorship of up to $3000 for new projects. The overall funding pool is limited, so it is anticipated that we may not be able to fund all projects, or may not be able to fund projects at the requested level. If receiving less funding than you applied for will cause the project to be cancelled or significantly modified, please include details in your proposal.
To be eligible to receive funds, an organization must either be a non-profit organization with a registration number that is recognized in the Atlantic region, an educational institution, or have an affiliation with either a non-profit group or educational institution. We are unable to transfer funds to individuals or organizations that do not meet these guidelines. Please note that the WISEatlantic Partnerships Program generally supports programs with a broad impact. Funding for teams, participation in conferences, and other individual pursuits is not permissible.
Criteria for Selection
- The need for the project, including geographic and sector considerations;
- The impact the project will have and the number of people affected;
- The sustainability of the project after the funding ends, including organizational capacity. If pilot project, please state this clearly;
- Organizational readiness for the funding;
- Appropriate plans for how the success of the project will be meaningfully measured and/or plans for dissemination of results;
- An appropriate budget and budget justification;
- Other factors may be considered to ensure diversity in funded applications;
- Project funding will be based on recommendations from a review committee.
How to Apply
Phase 1: Abstract & Budget – Due Oct 25, 2017
- Complete the application form available to download here as [.docx] or [.pdf], and submit it to WISEatlantic@msvu.ca along with a 1 page abstract and project budget by midnight on October 25, 2017. An accepted abstract does not imply funding.
Phase 2: Project Pitch & Abstract Feedback – Oct 30, 2017
- All applicants will be requested to have at least one delegate participate in the Project Pitch which will take place either in person at Mount Saint Vincent University OR online via Blackboard Collaborate platform at 12:30pm October 30, 2017. WISEatlantic will provide feedback on your abstract and budget on or by November 3, 2017.
Phase 3: Final Application Submission – Due Nov 10, 2017
- Complete the final application form available to download here as [.docx] or [.pdf], and submit it to WISEatlantic@msvu.ca and submit it along with the required materials by midnight on November 10, 2017.
Phase 4: Funding Decision Announcement – November 24, 2017
- WISEatlantic will notify all applicants of the outcome of their application by November 24, 2017. If your application is successful, your project can expect to receive funding by January 2018 assuming timely return of signed sponsorship agreement.
Phase 5: Program Reporting – Due Sept 30, 2018
- A final report will be due September 30, 2018. A template will be provided.
Applications Closed for 2017
The next round of applications will be open September 2018