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 3 Teacher Training and/or Hands-On- Training projects with a maximum federal contribution of $24,666 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 may result in late sub-awards. We currently anticipate making sub-awards during Summer 2022.
Activity period: Proposed project period may start on August 1, 2022 and extend through May 31, 2023.
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 meeting will be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 1:00 pm PT. Use this link to attend: JOIN THE MEETING
Applications must be submitted by: Monday, March 14, 2022; 5:00 pm PT.
Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.