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NASA Glenn Research Center - Out-of-School Time Funding Opportunities

by , posted on 1:35 PM, March 3, 2017

Dear Out-of-School Time Educators,

The NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Office of Education (OE) is soliciting applications from youth-serving organizations (YSOs) and formal/informal education institutions in the GRC six-state region to implement out-of-school time (OST) content to students grades 4th- 9th in OST settings from May 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.  This content includes either GRC’s Engineering Design Challenge (EDC): Let It Glide or the NASA Out-of-School Learning (NOSL) Network activity modules. This opportunity provides educational content through which students have the opportunity to work on real-world challenges in a collaborative, team-based environment.  Students will apply lessons learned to problems faced by STEM professionals while gaining a deeper knowledge of how NASA is a part of their everyday lives.

Timeline:

Application Posted:                            March 3, 2017

Application Receipt Deadline:         March 31, 2017

Application URL:                                http://tinyurl.com/GRC-EDC-NOSL-APPLICATION

Award Notifications Sent:                    April 7, 2017

OST Implementation Window:             May 1 - August 31, 2017

Questions:                                           GRC-Ed-Opportunities@mail.nasa.gov

Application Webinar:

For an overview or to ask questions, please join the application webinar for this solicitation on March 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm Eastern (3:00 pm Central)

URL: https://paragon-tec.adobeconnect.com/noslvirtualtraining/

Awardees will be provided:

·        Funding to cover materials costs to execute NOSL or EDC content for a minimum of 20 students

o   For NOSL content, funding will be provided prior to implementation at $10.00 per student for activity materials cost  –  (total funds including travel and student materials not to exceed $6000.00).

o   For EDC content, funding will be provided prior to implementation at $7.50 per student for activity materials cost.  An additional $2.50 per student will be provided upon submission of the final solution presentations (video or slide presentation) for all students that participate in a group submission by August 31, 2017 (total funds including travel and student materials not to exceed $6000.00).

·        Travel funding for training

o   For either NOSL or EDC content, funding will be provided for a mandatory two-day facilitator training workshop for one or more facilitators.

o   Funds will be provided for one or more facilitators based on number of student participants. Total funds including travel and student materials not to exceed $6000.00. Proposing organizations should consider reasonable OST facilitator-to-student ratios when proposing the number of facilitators to be trained.

o   Funding breakdown is based on distance between the organization’s stated address and the address of the closest workshop:

§  Beyond 200 miles - $450.00

§  50-200 miles - $250.00

§  Within 50 miles - no travel funds

·        NOSL or EDC activity content - aligned to Next Generation Science Standards

·        Follow-up support and webinar training opportunities throughout implementation

·        Live web-based subject matter expert (SME) connections with NASA scientists and engineers

 

To apply, visit http://tinyurl.com/GRC-EDC-NOSL-APPLICATIONApplications are due by March 31, 2017. A reference copy of the questions asked in the application form is also attached.  If you have questions, please direct them to GRC-Ed-Opportunities@mail.nasa.gov or call one of the points of contact listed in the solicitation.