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Proposers for SMD Education and Public Outreach Grants
NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has an essential role in NASA's education mission "to inspire the next generation of explorers." The discoveries and new knowledge from our missions and research programs consistently engage people's imaginations, inform educators, and excite children about science and exploration. SMD encourages the development of education and public outreach programs and products that utilize and excite our audiences about SMD research, missions, and discoveries. If you have a great idea for an educational project, you might consider pursuing a grant offered by SMD.
Proposals for Education and Public Outreach in Earth and Space Science (EPOESS) are requested every two out of three years, as part of NASA SMD’s Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Science (ROSES). These typically are in the range of $100,000 annually for one to three years.
If you are interested in including students directly in your research efforts, there are several traditional pathways that NASA researchers can leverage. Such research experiences are highly valuable in helping students develop as young professionals. Undergraduate researchers can be supported through internships and as part of Research and Analysis grants. In addition, Student Collaborations, whether hands-on instrument programs or data analysis collaborations, can be important components of mission science efforts.
You may also find solicitations for other types of education and outreach projects from other NASA divisions at NASA’s clearinghouse for proposal information (NSPIRES).