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About K-12 Educational Programs

ABOUT THE K-12 EDU PROGRAM

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ABOUT K-12 Educational Programs

The Texas Space Grant Consortium has a long history of conducting space related Educational Programs at the K-12 level across the state and the nation. TSGC is currently soliciting proposals that are designed to enhance students understanding of the benefits of space exploration and space based research.

Texas Space Grant Consortium anticipates awarding 1 or 2 new awards per year. The individual award will be up to $10,000 maximum with a period of a maximum of 24 months. Awards are overhead free.


PURPOSE

The main objective of Texas Space Grant Consortium K-12 Education Programs is to enhance students and teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Match (STEM) fields and/or provide understanding of the benefits of space exploration and space based research. TSGC's K-12 Education Programs goals are:

  1. Assist K-12 teachers in exciting their students to learn math and science though space based activities.
  2. Increase K-12 educator knowledge in space related fields.
  3. Increase K-12 students knowledge in math and science through space related activities.
  4. Increase the public’s appreciation for the direct and indirect benefits of NASA sponsored research.
  5. Direct programs to areas of the state that have the few space related resources.


ELIGIBILITY

Competition is open to individuals qualified to serve as principal investigators at TSGC members in good standing. Principal investigators must be US citizens. Proposal submission is limited to one per investigator per year.

In order to satisfy NASA grant matching requirements, the total awarded amount must be matched 1:1 in either in cash, in-kind support, or both, by the proposing institution(s). This 1:1 support must be documented and included in the proposal budget and signed by a cognizant institutional official.

TSGC encourages the participation of PI’s who are women, under-represented minorities, or persons with disabilities.


DEADLINES

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Proposals Due Midnight, Pacific Time, May 8, 2015
Expected Announcement of Selections
Date of Availability of Funds depends on NASA funding
July 2015