NASA 2017 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums & NASA Visitors Centers

NASA 2017 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums & NASA Visitors Centers


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released a Research Announcement (NRA) soliciting proposals from Informal Education Institutions (IEIs) for informal education opportunities in support of NASA’s Office of Education (OE) under the STEM Education and Accountability Project (SEAP). From the solicitation: 

NASA established STEM Education and Accountability Project in 2014 to help meet the goals of the NASA Strategic Plan and federal education priorities. SEAP is the result of NASA’s continuing efforts to streamline and competitively consolidate its STEM education activities, consistent with Congressional and Administration direction. Working in collaboration with other Federal agencies, NASA supports evidence-based, effective, NASA-unique activities that includes Institutional Engagement (IE). IE increases STEM capabilities at formal and informal educational institutions and organizations by incorporating content based on NASA’s missions.

Proposals are solicited in this NRA to uniquely perform NASA education or research engagement and/or exhibits through partnerships with K-12 schools, youth-serving organizations, libraries, higher education institutions, and/or other agencies that support federal STEM education goals through inquiry- or experiential-based activities that feature NASA’s missions, science, engineering, exploration, or technologies. This solicitation further seeks projects that feature NASA-themed content in space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science, or microgravity, or a combination of these topics to support federal and NASA education outcomes.

An optional pre-proposal teleconference will be held April 10, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (details).

Notice of Intent Due: April 19, 2017 

Proposal Due Date: Jun 19, 2017