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Seed Grant Opportunity Open for NASA SMEs and Early Career Scientists

Seed Grant Opportunity Open for NASA SMEs and Early Career Scientists

Looking for ways to share your science or get involved in outreach activities? The NASA Science Mission Directorate Community of Practice for Education (SCoPE) Team is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through NASA’s Science Activation 2.0 Education and Community Outreach Program (SciAct).

SCoPE is offering seed grants of $5K - $20K to scientists and engineers for projects that can bring their science to national audiences with the help of a NASA SciAct Team.

NASA SciAct teams are experts in outreach and education and can assist grant recipients in translating their science to effectively reach diverse audiences. Find out more about the teams and their work: https://science.nasa.gov/learners/science-activation-teams?field_division_tid=All&field_phase_tid=29

Preference will be given to early career subject matter experts (SMEs, i.e. within 10 years of earning a PhD) and those from underrepresented communities. Connect with us at an upcoming webinar (https://asu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpce6sqDsqHtfdzODDu-lk3_xjqQuVRIF5) for expert tips on preparing your application and to ask any questions. Funded projects may look like:

- An interactive module on solar system formation: https://app.argos.education/sections/solar_system_formation/enroll
- A virtual mission to Mars: https://youtu.be/XTwT2zYjHzg
- A regional network of climate educators: https://youtu.be/EXGMq9r8yj0

Find more information and all requirements on the SCoPE website: scope.asu.edu Note: Notices of Intent (NOIs) are due February 28th, 2022, and proposals are due on March 31st, 2022. (NASA SCoPE Award No. NNH20ZDA001N)

Seed Funding title with URL to website. $5,000 to $20,000 collaborative grants available to work with NASA-funded education experts to share your science.