The application deadline for the current round of funding is April 20, 2019. The application consists of three parts: a two-page research proposal, a letter of recommendation from the student’s mentor, and a budget proposal. The application must be submitted online plus a hard copy mailed to the Foundation. The online application can be found here:
A pdf version of the application form is available here for students to use as a template for their hard copy applications. Once complete, hard copies may be mailed to:
The Marjot Foundation
PO Box 803
Falmouth, MA 02541
The Research Proposal
Students should consider the following questions when writing their proposals:
What type of research do you want to do and why?
What supplies will you need?
Where will you do the research?
Why do you think the research is important?
How will you evaluate your data?
We realize that many students do not have grant-writing experience and will gladly provide assistance with the application process when necessary. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Two research proposals that were funded in years past by the Marjot Foundation can be found below to give students a sense of what makes a successful proposal.
Mentors and Budgets
Students must identify a mentor who will supervise and actively participate in the project. The mentor may be a teacher at the high school or a scientist working in the academic or industrial sectors. Mentors must write a letter of recommendation for the student, which will be submitted along with the research and budget proposals. The budget proposal will outline how the student(s) might spend the grant allotment of $2500 dedicated to supplies. This budget proposal will help demonstrate the feasibility of the project within the budgetary constraints of the grant.
The superintendent and/or principal of the school must agree that the work may be conducted at the school when appropriate. Furthermore, the school must assume liability for any work connected with the project; i.e. transportation to and from a research site, any injury that might occur during the research, travel to present the data, etc.