Classification Code: U -- Education and training services
NAICS Code: 923110
Grant Specific Information
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No
Estimated Total Program Funding:not available
Expected Number of Awards:52
Funding Activity:Education (ED)
Eligible Applicants:99 - Unrestricted
Link to Full Announcement:http://nspires.nasaprs.com
Contracting Office Address
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Established under Title II of the NASA Authorization Act in 1988, the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant) is a national network of 52 individual state-based consortia that fund aerospace-related research, education, and public service projects. Space Grant also funds fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development programs. Member colleges and universities also administer pre-college and public service education programs in their states. Space Grant expands opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs.
Based on the availability of funding, NASA will continue to help consortia achieve these goals through NASA Space Grant. Funded consortia will be selected through a merit-based competition and evaluated based on standards established by the National Space Grant Program office. Proposals will be accepted from the lead institutions of the Space Grant consortia in each state plus the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
This solicitation seeks to address the following specific objectives of NASA Space Grant:
• Establish and maintain a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, outer space and related fields;
• Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments;
• Encourage interdisciplinary training, research and public service programs related to aerospace;
• Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology; and
• Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.
Description Agency Name
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Science Mission Directorates (SMD), the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), NASA’s field centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, solicit proposals for NASA Space Grant.
This Training Grant is available in electronic form through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) and through Grants.gov.