2017-2018 Informal Education (IE) Faculty Competition

Applications Accepted: 01/12/17 - 02/28/2017
  • The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for 2017-2018 Informal Education (IE). 


    Purpose:  The purpose of the Informal Education program is to expand past/current successful pre-college informal education projects and partner with other education-based organizations to provide enhanced STEM training to the broadest possible student population in Nevada.

    We want to promote the development of materials and programs that provide pre-college students with hands-on science or engineering activities including the development of teams to compete in science and engineering challenges relevant to NASA.

    Eligibility: Faculty at any Nevada System of Higher Education institution may apply. Participants receiving direct funding must be US citizens, including: Citizens of Puerto Rico, Washington DC, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. Permanent residents, green card holders, or student visa holders (F, J, or M) are not eligible to receive direct funding.

    Funding:  NVSGC seeks to fund 2 projects with a maximum federal contribution of $22,000 each. Due to the requirements of the Space Grant program, a 1:1 institutional match is required on all awarded funds. The total maximum funding amount with match per proposal is $44,000 (maximum $22,000 federal + $22,000 institutional match).

    Activity period:  Proposed activities may occur during the fall 2017 semester through spring/summer 2018.

    Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.