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Two Funding Competitions Published by NASA Education@Headquarters December 2017

Posted on December 22, 2017 - 10:45 AM CST

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The following funding announcements have limits on institutional eligibility. Please read the full announcements carefully before applying.

Funding Announcement #1

Solicitation Number: NNH18ZHA002N-MAA Release Date: 12/21/2017   Close Date: 04/30/2018

Solicitation Title: Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA)

The goal of the NASA MAA is to utilize NASA’s unique resources to:  Build the interest, skills and knowledge necessary for K-12 students to pursue STEM careers by engaging them in authentic STEM experiences built around NASA mission content.

The specific objectives of the MAA are to:

  • Increase the number of historically underserved and underrepresented students interested in NASA-specific STEM careers.
  • Provide skills to parents/caregivers to work with and encourage their children in STEM activities and programs.
  • Involve community groups, business, industry, museums and educational and professional organizations through mentoring, field trips, guest speakers and other MAA activities.
  • Engage students in firsthand experiences in STEM such as hands-on learning, research, use of advanced technology, peer support groups, and mentoring relationships with professionals working in the STEM fields.

To achieve these goals and objectives, NASA solicits proposals from MSIs to implement the NASA MAA; to engage youth particularly underserved and underrepresented in authentic STEM experiences related to NASA missions; and to inspire and captivate learners utilizing NASA’s unique assets to develop a keen interest in STEM.

 Full Announcement at:!{1483EFA2-3D27-AC90-7FE9-2CCA218C49FF}&path=open

Funding Announcement #2

Solicitation Number: NNH18ZHA001N     Release Date: 12/15/2017     Close Date: 02/28/2018

 Solicitation Title: 2018 NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Information Institutions (TEAM II)

This NASA Research Announcement (NRA)  is a targeted, transitional solicitation, stemming from its foundation and precursor, the Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers (CP4SMPVC). In this transitional NRA, TEAM II targets a limited number of topics of specific interest to NASA, and places a stronger emphasis on recipients’ partnering and networking in order to increase the impact of awards in the informal education community. See full announcement and Pre-proposal Telecon Slides at: