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Grants to South Dakota Institutions, IHEs,
and Agencies for STEM Education Projects

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NASA South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC)

Deadline Date:

12/15/20 Receipt

Description:

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Grants to South Dakota institutions, agencies, IHEs, and Funding Source affiliates for STEM education projects. Priority is given to projects that align with the following education areas: K-12 teacher education, STEM projects for typically underrepresented populations, and undergraduate STEM education. The goal of the program is to fund worthy projects that align with NASA research priorities and/or areas of interest, and show potential to develop into long-term, sustainable programs.

The vision of the SDSGC is to expand opportunities for all South Dakotans through education, research, and public service in the fields of aerospace, earth, and space science. As the link between NASA and the citizens of South Dakota, SDSGC's mission is to instill the spirit of exploration and discovery in students and educators and in the general public, with a special focus on the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) that are essential for the development of the nation’s workforce.

Description of Project Innovation Grant solicitation: To identify and stimulate new educational capabilities in the state, the SD Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) is soliciting proposals for its Project Innovation Grant (PIG) program.

Objective of PIGs: Provide seed funding for meritorious projects that:

  1. Focus on one or more of the following program areas:
    1. Higher Education (Research included)
    2. Precollege Education
    3. Informal Education
  2. Align with NASA Mission Directorate research priorities and/or NASA Center Areas of Interest
  3. Show potential to develop into long-term, sustainable programs.

Preference will be given to proposals that:

  1. Align with one or more of NASA’s current priority education areas:
    1. Effective K-12 STEM teacher education (especially middle-school level)
    2. Undergraduate STEM education (especially retention and engagement in hands-on, NASA-related activities)
    3. Serving groups traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields
  2. Include one or more of the following:
    1. Mission-driven authentic STEM experiences
    2. Evidence-based practices
    3. Diversity and inclusion
    4. Scalability through partnerships and networks
  3. Include components associated with the following SDSGC interests:
    1. NASA competitive student teams/challenges such as High-altitude ballooning, CubeSats, etc.
    2. Projects involving work with or at USGS EROS and/or SURF
    3. Artemis mission projects
    4. NASA Citizen Science programs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184805

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$238,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

- One-year projects may request between $1,000 - $40,000
- Two-year projects may request between $1,000 - $80,000

Term of Contract:

Project Timeframe:
These funds may be used to fund one-year or two-year PIG projects as follows:
- One Year Projects: Feb. 23, 2021 through Feb. 22, 2022
- Two Year Projects: Feb. 23, 2021 through Feb. 22, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility:
- All 23 affiliate organizations within the SDSGC are eligible to submit proposals.
- Pursuant to NASA Space Grant requirements, any student(s) receiving direct NASA Space Grant funding support under a PIG project must be of U.S. citizenship, although the PI or co-I submitting the proposal need not be of U.S. citizenship provided they are not receiving a NASA Internship or Fellowship under the Space Grant Program.

No equipment, computer, or clothing purchases are allowed.

See the affiliate list at http://sdspacegrant.sdsmt.edu/membership.html.

Pre-Application Information:

Due Date
- Proposals must be received by December 15, 2020.
- Award notifications are anticipated to be made by February 16, 2021.

Matching (non-federal cost-sharing) is required at a rate of 1:1 (NASA:Match)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit proposals and direct questions to:
SDSGC Deputy Director Tom Durkin
Thomas.Durkin@sdsmt.edu

501 E. St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995
Phone: 605-394-1975
Fax: 605-394-3366

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