One of the Consortium goals is to enhance the interests and enthusiasm of students in science, engineering, and space-related disciplines. To achieve this goal, the Consortium invites organizations and qualified individuals to design and implement outreach projects in the science area for each academic year. Please note that the main emphasis should be on teacher development, not class activities. Projects could include classroom-based activities or professional development opportunities for teachers. Attending and disseminating learning from professional development conferences is also encouraged. Proposals are reviewed by the Board, which makes the final selections. Awards are made for a one-year period. Criteria for selection of these projects, among others, will include: long-term viability of the activity, depth and breadth of impact on students, and the degree of adherence with the state’s STEM standards and reform initiatives, specifically, alignment with national math and science standards, and plans for evaluation and publicizing the results of the project. Inclusion of plans and special effort to bring in minorities and women to actively participate and benefit from the project will be considered a plus and is highly encouraged.
Required Application Rules:
- Proposals must be submitted on-line. Please note that the applicant is responsible for completeness and accuracy of the material contained in the proposal. Any deviation from the stated rules and requirements will result in disqualification of the applicant.
- Each award category is judged separately based on published criteria. However, the NASA WVSGC/WV EPSCoR Board will review all submitted proposals and consider each proposal’s total scores, combined with other considerations, in reaching a final award decision.
- Each PI may submit no more than one proposal per category.
- Proposers must be very clear about the goals and objectives (what they propose to do) and the methodology to achieve those goals and objectives (how they plan to execute the project).
- Students supported by NASA WV Space Grant must be U.S. Citizens.
- Indirect charges are prohibited and the waiver of such charges may not be included as a component of the required cost share
- The use of NASA funds for foreign travel and purchase of equipment is prohibited.
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