Note: In previous years Teacher Training was labeled as Pre-College Educator and Hands-On-Training was labeled as Informal Education. These two programs are now bundled under the Pre-College Program because both have a primary goal of improving K-12 STEM education.
Teacher Training (TT) Focus: The primary focus of the Teacher Training 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 to attract students to STEM disciplines.
Hands-On-Training (HOT): Focus: These funds are specifically targeted to provide STEM pre-college student experiences for learning outside of formal classroom environments.
Eligibility: Faculty at any Nevada System of Higher Education institution may apply.
Funding: The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) seeks to fund three Teacher Training and/or Hands-On-Training projects with a maximum federal contribution of $25,667 each. Due to requirements of the Space Grant program, a 1:1 institutional match is required on all awarded funds. The number of awards and funding level are contingent on the requested amount for each proposal and the availability of funds. We will announce the proposals selected for funding prior to our receipt of next year’s funds. Please note that potential delays in Congressional appropriations and release of funds that sub-awards will most likely not be released until June 2021.
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.