Mini-Grant for Hosting a Week in the United States


This grant is available to any current member of the Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) who has been active in GLPA for 3 or more years. This grant is to cover $500 hosting fee required by the International Planetarium Society (IPS) to partially cover airfare for a guest as part of the IPS project, “A Week in the United States”. The $500 would be paid by GLPA directly to IPS.


This offering is designed to encourage the GLPA membership to participate in IPS projects and to support this IPS initiative.


  • This grant is restricted to one award each calendar year.
  • No member or facility may use this grant in two consecutive years.
  • Grant recipient must agree to contribute an article about the experience to the GLPA Newsletter no later than two issues after the conclusion of the event.


Requests for consideration must be made in writing to the GLPA Education Chair no later than 30 days prior to the intended hosting dates. Final consideration will be made by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

The following should be provided in the application:

  1. Sponsoring GLPA member name
  2. Location/facility
  3. Range of dates that you would be available to host
  4. General outline of scheduled event for your host presenter
  5. Acknowledgement of the requirement to submit an article in the GLPA Newsletter