National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program – Artemis Student Challenge Opportunities FY2020 – FY2021

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement (OSTEM) solicits new competitive proposals in this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) from the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (Space Grant) consortia. The Space Grant Program is dedicated to building, sustaining, and deploying a skilled, high-performing and diverse STEM workforce that meets the current and emerging needs of NASA and the nation. The goal of this solicitation is to invite Space Grant consortia members, specifically all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to submit proposals to advance the quality, relevance, and overall reach of current and future Artemis student challenges. With the Artemis Mission, NASA will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. NASA’s OSTEM seeks innovative proposals that will provide foundational learning opportunities to prepare an unprecedented number of undergraduate students to learn and engage in Artemis-focused challenges that align with the technology needs of the Artemis Mission and/or that will provide the Artemis generation new authentic, high-quality student challenge experiences. This solicitation encompasses three (3) themes. Each consortium may submit only one (1) proposal. The submitted proposal can cover all 3 themes or a subset of these themes. Themes 1 and 2 are foundational opportunities to enable wider participation in student challenges in the future, with the goal of maximizing nationwide participation while spanning all demographic categories and skill levels. Theme 3 is an opportunity to design and execute an engaging pilot challenge that is relevant and widely scalable to evolve into nationwide challenges, consisting of broad and diverse teams spanning all skill levels. Theme 1: Foundational Enablers – Teaching and Resource Availability Theme 2: Foundational Enablers – Core Technologies Theme 3: Pilot Challenges The award value varies based on the theme. Cost match funding is not required, but however any voluntary cost matching shall be specified in each proposal. Every institution that intends to submit a proposal to this AO including the proposed prime award or any partner whether an education institution, and other organizations that will serve as sub-awardees or contractors, must be registered in NSPIRES. Electronic submission of proposals is required by the due date and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) who will submit the electronic proposal. All principal investigators and other participants (e.g. co-investigators) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless of submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and enter the requested information. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES. Additional programmatic information for this AO may develop before the proposal due date. If so, such information will be added as a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) or formal amendment to this AO and posted on http://nspires.nasaprs.com. It is the proposer’s responsibility to regularly check NSPIRES for updates to this AO.

fundingOpportunityNumber: 
NNH20ZHA001O
Competition Opens: 
12/12/2019
Competition Closes: 
02/10/2020
Agency: 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Eligible Applicants: