Hands-on Opportunities to Promote Engagement in Science (HOPES) Grant

The goal of the Hands-on Opportunities to Promote Engagement in Science (HOPES) seed grants is to incentivize and support the development of outreach programs and partnerships by teachers and researchers. Each grant is worth up to $2,000 and will be awarded to teams consisting of one or more Junior High/High School teacher(s) (or other K-12 educator) and one or more university, college, or institutional (e.g. NIH, NSF, USDA) research scientist(s).

Learn more about our HOPES Recipients, and get inspired to start your own program!

Get information on our HOPES Workshops

Questions regarding the grant or workshops, or to be added to the project contact list, should be emailed to outreach@asbmb.org.


A workshop for K-12 teachers and scientists focused around the HOPES program will be held during the Transforming Undergraduate Education in Molecular Life Sciences special symposium. This workshop will take place during the afternoon of Saturday, August 1. This workshop is FREE for K-12 teachers. For more information about this session, click here.

HOPES Steering Committee:
Regina Stevens-Truss, Chair (Kalamazoo College)
Peter Kennelly (Virginia Tech University)
Ray Sweet (Janssen Biotech, Inc.)

This project was initially funded by grant #MCB-1217007 from the National Science Foundation.