Focus: The primary focus of this program is to train (pre-service) teachers who plan to teach STEM at K-12 and (in-service) teachers to infuse NASA-related content into K-12 schools. NVSGC is particularly interested in training teachers to 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.
NVSGC will also support the inclusion of STEM activities in the curricula of education courses at Nevada K-12 schools. In addition, NVSGC is seeking to support training opportunities for teachers to enhance their knowledge in specific STEM topics that will attract students to STEM disciplines.
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 1-2 projects with a maximum federal contribution of $16,500 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 $33,000 (maximum $16,500 federal + $16,500 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.