The American Honda Foundation is making available one-year grants from $20,000 to $75,000 for youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), in addition to the environment. Proposed program projects should be:

  • Innovative and creative that propose untried methods which ultimately may result in providing solutions to the complex educational concerns currently facing the American society.
  • Broad in scope, intent, impact and outreach.
  • Possess a high potential for success with a relatively low incidence of duplication of effort (i.e. other organizations administering the same programs).
  • Dedicated to improving the human condition of all mankind.
  • Operate from a position of financial and administrative soundness.
  • In urgent need of funding from a priority basis (not necessarily financial need); i.e., the relative importance of the program or project to the public.

Organizations, including colleges and universities with several departments/outreach programs, may only submit one request in a 12-month period. Therefore, interested applicants are asked to submit a preliminary application to the Office of Research by November 4, 2016 (via UCI Review), with the following information:

  • Brief project summary (up to three pages),
  • Bio-sketch or abbreviated CV (no more than two pages) of the primary applicant(s).

If necessary, an ad hoc committee will be convened to review the internal applications. The selected PI(s) will be notified in ample time to meet American Honda’s February 1, 2017 deadline for full proposals.

More information about this award opportunity may be found at http://www.honda.com/community/applying-for-a-grant. Questions about our internal campus review process may be directed to Greg Ruth at greg.ruth@uci.edu or x4-0372.