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.

Proposal Due Date: Jun 19, 2017

NOTE: Temporary Suspension of CP4SMPVC NRA

Please note that this NRA and all activity related to it (FAQs, review preparation, etc.) will be temporarily suspended until further notice. If it is reactivated, the additional time allowed will be approximately 60 days from the day of activation. Posted June 9 2017