2021-2022 Higher Education (HE): Curriculum Development (CD) & Hands-On-Training (HOT) Faculty Competition

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The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for 2021-2022 Higher Education (HE): Curriculum Development (CD) & Hands-On-Training (HOT). 

Curriculum Development (CD) Focus:  The primary focus for the Curriculum Development program is to establish new and/or revised courses and materials that infuse NASA content directly related to NASA Mission Directorate priorities (see paperclipped file) within NSHE institutional curricula.

Hands-On-Training (HOT) Focus:  The primary focus of this program is to establish new authentic STEM hands-on-training activities for college students that utilize NASA related interdisciplinary content.  

For both the CD and HOT, the new Space Grant solicitation states that all funded projects must be directly relevant to one or more Mission Directorate priorities. Please clearly state how the proposed effort will address a priority on the list.

Eligibility: Faculty at any Nevada System of Higher Education institution may apply.

Funding:  The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) seeks to fund four projects for either Curriculum Development or Hands-On-Training. The maximum federal contribution for each project is $25,000. Due to requirements of the Space Grant program, a 1:1 institutional match is required on all awarded funds. The total maximum budget amount with match per proposal therefore is $50,000 (maximum $25,000 federal + maximum $25,000 institutional match). The number of awards and funding level are contingent on the availability of funds. We will announce the proposals selected prior to our receipt of next year’s funds. Please note that potential delays in Congressional appropriations and release of funds will result in sub-awards occurring in June 2021 or a little later.

Activity period:  Proposed activities may occur during the fall 2021 semester through spring 2022.

Web-based meetings (MS 365 Teams) will be held to provide an overview of all NVSGC Faculty STEM Education solicitations, tips on proposal preparation and Q&A. The meetings will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm PT and Monday, January 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm PT.  Use this link to attend:   JOIN THE MEETING

Applications must be submitted by: Monday, March 8, 2021; 5:00 pm PT.

Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.