Professional Section Grant Program

SME Section Grants support SME Sections, and by extension, the industry. Section Grants are intended to:
  • Change the public perception of mining.
  • Enhance SME member engagement.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for Section members.
  • Grants will support projects developed and executed by SME Sections.
  • Grants will not be awarded for donations to third parties.
  • Section grants are intended to fund specific, one-time projects; they are not to be used to fund general or on-going section expenses such as speaker fees, meeting fees, student attendance, scholarships, etc. 
  • Applications are reviewed and selected by the Grant Selection Committee.

Grant Proposal Ideas/Examples:
  • Educational outreach material.
  • Seed money for development of local professional development conferences.
  • Science, engineering or mining programs at local K-12 schools.
  • Collaborative projects with local organizations, such as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, focusing on science or mining education.
  • Career-focused field trips for local mining students.

SME Section Leadership, submit your application for an SME Section grant.