Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grants for Educators From K - 12 through Undergraduate Global Climate Change Studies

From The Foundation Center...

NASA Seeks Proposals for Global Climate Change Education
Project

Deadline: August 29, 2008 (Notice of Intent)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Education ( http://education.nasa.gov/home/index.html ), in cooperation with NASA's Science Mission Directorate, is soliciting proposals for the NASA Global Climate Change Education project.

The GCCE project is designed to improve the quality of global climate change and Earth system science education at the elementary, secondary, and undergraduate levels. Each funded proposal is expected to take advantage of NASA's unique contributions in climate science to enhance students' academic experiences and/or to improve educators' abilities to engage and stimulate their students.

The GCCE project considers proposals in three funding categories.
Proposals are invited in the following categories: efforts to improve K-12 teacher competency for global climate change education; efforts that strengthen the teaching and learning about global climate change within formal education systems; and/or efforts that provide opportunities for undergraduate students, pre-service teachers, and/or in-service teachers to actively engage in global climate change science research.

It is anticipated that approximately twenty small awards and four larger awards will be made through this RFP. Small awards may be up to $150,000, in total, dispersed over a period of up to two years. Larger awards may be up to $500,000, in total, dispersed over a period of up to three years.

Proposals will only be accepted from educational institutions or other nonprofit organizations pursuant to the authority of the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook Section 1260.12(c)(2). NASA Centers, Federal Agencies, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, education-related companies, and other institutions may apply through partnership with the lead organization.

See the NASA Office of Education Web site for further information on this and other education funding opportunities.

RFP Link:
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15014576/nasaedu

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