The deadline has been extended to Feb. 15 for mini-grants to increase girls’ interest in science, engineering and technology.

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, a statewide initiative to encourage girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), is currently offering mini-grants of up to $1,000. Teachers, community groups and other organizations committed to collaborating, informing and motivating girls are encouraged to apply. Grants are funded in collaboration with the Kentucky National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration Kentucky Space Grant Consortium (NASA KY). Priority will be given to programs reaching out to underrepresented girls in STEM, such as girls with disabilities and girls from diverse populations.

For more information or applications see the National Girls Collaborative Project website

For more information, contact Nancy C. Martin, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Louisville, via e-mail at, or phone (502) 852-5226.