Monday, January 28, 2013

NASA Seeks Proposals Through the Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities Solicitation

The NASA Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA Headquarters’ Offices of Communications and Chief Technologist and Mission Directorates (i.e., Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operations, and Science), seeks education project proposals through solicitation NNH13ZHA001N: Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities. Proposals must focus on NASA-inspired science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education or STEM, which may include but are not limited to, human space exploration, commercial crew and cargo, exhibits, and partnerships with K-12 educators, schools or districts. Successful proposals typically will be funded as grants or cooperative agreements. The procedures and processes for proposers to request funding through either a cooperative agreement or a grant are the same.

Only non-profit entities that are legally recognized by a federal, state or local authority, including all types of NASA Visitor Centers (e.g., private, state or federal entities) located in the United States or its Territories are eligible to compete for funds. An eligible institution does not need to have the words museum, visitor center, science, or planetarium in its legal name. See NASA Research Announcement Section VII. Eligibility Requirements and Appendix M: Guidance on Resolution for Pre-Submission Eligibility Questions, for the detailed explanations and caveats related to institutional and all other eligibility criteria. Entities that cannot compete as authorized under Public Law 109-155 SEC. 616. MUSEUMS: The Administrator may provide grants to, and enter into cooperative agreements with, museums and planetariums to enable them to enhance programs related to space exploration, aeronautics, space science, earth science, or microgravity, should consult Appendix O: Other Opportunities.

Click on this link to see the full text of the announcement for this funding opportunity.


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