Applications are now closed.

GSK Science in the Summer is a free, informal science summer program for children entering grades 2-6. The program is designed to inspire students to become the next generation of scientists and engineers, through hands-on explorations based in real science careers, which may be implemented via in-person or virtual program models. Sponsored by GSK, offered in partnership with The Franklin Institute, and supported by National Girls Collaborative Project, the program seeks to serve children from traditionally underrepresented populations in STEM, including people of color, low socioeconomic status populations, rural communities, and girls. 

Join our national network! Eligible organizations are invited to apply for 2-year participation in GSK Science in the Summer, including informal science education organizations such as science museums, science centers, children’s museums, and universities. 

Accepted applicants receive the following benefits for joining the program, including but not limited to: 

- Annual stipend to support program implementation and purchasing of program materials
- High-quality curriculum, activity guides, and training resources
- Professional development for participating staff through a series of training webinars
- Increased capacity to provide science programming to underserved audiences
- Access to a national network of organizations dedicated to providing equitable STEM experiences in the community
- Ongoing  technical support from national program team to deliver GSK Science in the Summer

How to Apply

Applications are due by 2 PM PT | 5PM ET on January 12, 2021.  - Applications are now closed.

Please review the below steps to submit your application to join the GSK Science in the Summer national network. 

Step 1 : To learn more about the program and application process, watch the recording of the Application Webinar. You can also review a copy of the presentation slide deck

Step 2: Download an editable version of the application to access a detailed overview of the program and to draft your application responses. Applications will only be accepted through the form below. 

Step 3: Begin your application through the "Start Application" button below. You will be able to save progress before submitting. 

Step 4: Submit application by 2 PM PT | 5PM ET on January 12, 2021. All applicants will be notified of decisions by January 20, 2021.

Questions? Contact us for more information.  



"Being a (participant) has opened my eyes to the incredibly deep engagement and reach the Franklin Institute has as informal STEM providers in their own community and nation-wide. Over the last several years, the Franklin Institute has helped me personally grow in my confidence as a science educator." - 2020 national participant

"(This program) model is something every science center/museum would aspire to be like." - 2020 national participant

"All of the programming and training that I have done through The Franklin Institute have been very organized, well planned out, and implemented, and very educational."   - 2020 national participant