Professional Section Grants Application

The purpose of the Section Grant program is to support SME Sections, and by extension, the industry. Grant applications can include, but are not limited to, production of outreach material, professional development products and services, and educational programs.

  • Applications must be received by July 1.
  • All Sections who wish to be considered must be in good standing with SME Headquarters.
    • Have submitted their financial statement by the November deadline, annually.
    • Section leadership updates reported to SME, annually; all Section leadership (including officers, Board Members, Executive Committee members, etc.) must be members of SME.
  • Each project must be submitted on a separate application.
  • Project timeframes may not exceed 24 months.
  • Sections may be asked to provide two status reports, one at mid-project and a final report upon completion.
  • The requested grant amount may not be more than 80% of the funding needed for a proposed project; the section must fund a minimum 20% of their project.

  • July 1 - Grant applications due.
  • Applications are reviewed and selected by the grant selection committee.
  • September – Selection committee recommendations approved at the SME Midyear Meeting by the SME Board of Directors.
  • October - Applicants will be notified and funds sent.