NASA Solicits Proposals for the GLOBE Program Implementation Office (GIO)


The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an award winning, worldwide Earth system science and education program that provides opportunities to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global scales. The GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) is expected to lead and provide enabling support infrastructure in order to achieve GLOBE’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities.

  • Funding Opportunity: The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate solicits proposals for an organization or a team of multiple organizations to host the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) and collaborate with NASA in the implementation of GLOBE. NASA anticipates awarding one to three cooperative agreements through this competitive ROSES-2023 program element totaling $4.5M per year for five years. Proposers other than the current GIO cooperative agreement holder must include a transition plan for an initial four months of transition with an associated budget in the estimated range of up to 30% of the Year 1 budget. Proposals may address either one, two or all three of the following key elements: GLOBE community engagement and support; GLOBE science; GLOBE training, education, and public engagement.
  • Eligibility: Organizations of every type based in the U.S. are eligible to propose, including but are not limited to institute of higher education, STEM education centers, foundations, and professional societies.
  • Timeline: Final solicitation was released on July 28, 2023; Step-1 Proposals are due October 6, 2023; Step-2 Proposals are due December 20, 2023
  • See the NASA NSPIRES page for more information about this funding opportunity, including the solicitation, Q&A document (will continue to be updated), Aug. 10, 2023 informational teleconference recording and slides.