Request for Letters of Interest: NASA Office of STEM Engagement Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) Amendment

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The NASA Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM) has released an informal competitive solicitation to provide planning funds to develop a national-level STEM project and prepare a formal proposal to one of NASA’s Mission Directorates in 2021. The goal of this effort is to “provide funding to begin initial planning that will reduce potential implementation risk(s) of the larger proposed effort(s)”.

As stated in the national solicitation: All proposed activities shall address two or more of the following areas:

• Have a community-wide (national) impact related to the Eclipses in 2023 and 2024 (as opposed to a local or regional impact);

• Potential collaborative efforts with other OSTEM projects including: EPSCoR, MUREP and NextGen STEM;

• Demonstrate how the proposed effort will contribute to reaching underserved and underrepresented populations.

Submitters are welcome to propose novel ideas for other program elements, as long as at least two of the aforementioned areas are addressed. Upon selection, the awardee will receive a funding augmentation to their jurisdiction’s current Space Grant base award.

It is anticipated that one award will be made for up to $250,000 Federal. The award start date will be January 15, 2021. Each jurisdiction may submit one proposal. We are therefore requesting that any NSHE faculty member interested in submitting a proposal first submit a letter of interest; see information below. If there are multiple faculty interested in this solicitation, we will request that the faculty consider collaborating on a proposal. If collaboration is not an option, the NV NASA Space Grant Project and Associate Directors will review the letters of interest and select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the National solicitation. Please download solicitation for more details.