NASA opens call for proposals for informal STEM education


NASA opens call for proposals for informal STEM education

Inspire, engage, educate, and employ the next generation of explorers through NASA's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning opportunities!

If you’re still conducting STEM learning under extraordinary circumstances, NASA wants to hear from your out-of-school time program! Right now, NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) is hosting a Remote Opportunity Rapid Response call for proposals for innovative programs, opportunities, or products capable of reaching a diverse set of students, with specific focus on underserved and/or underrepresented students in STEM and helping to minimize the inequities faced by communities without ready access to information and communication technology.

This is a one-time opportunity with a shortened response period. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or

  • Proposers shall amplify or create an innovative remote or distance- learning program, opportunity, or platform/project to reach K-12 students (in a proposer-identified range of grades) using relevant NASA content during the 2020-2021 school year and/or in summer 2021 and continuing beyond.
  • Projects are required to partner with a NASA Center or other entity and shall be aligned with NASA-themed space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science, and/or microgravity, in context of the NASA Communication themes. Awards will be given as cooperative agreements.

Eligible institutions do not need to have the words "museum," "visitor center," "science," "planetarium," "youth", or “library” in their official name, but they must be located in the United States or its Territories.

See the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for full eligibility requirements and other limitations. Check the NSPIRES website once a week to learn if amendments or frequently asked questions have been added. Amendments and FAQs also will be announced via the NASA Education EXPRESS listserv.

Full proposals are due August 13, 2020. For more information about this opportunity, visit NSPIRES.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please direct your questions to the Point of Contact (starting page 28) in the office most relevant to your proposal.

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