NASA COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE: GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION—ACCEPTING PROPOSALS

(Pre-proposal Telecon, March 2; Notice of Intents Required, due March 18; Full proposals due April 28)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, is accepting proposals in response to the NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN): “Global Climate Change Education: Research Experiences, Modeling & Data”. The Global Climate Change Education, or GCCE, project is designed to improve the quality of global climate change and Earth system science education at the elementary, secondary and undergraduate levels, and through lifelong learning. Each funded proposal is expected to take advantage of NASA’s unique contributions in climate science to enhance learners’ academic experiences and/or to improve educators’ abilities to engage and stimulate students.

Proposals will be accepted from higher education institutions (including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and other minority-serving institutions); state agencies, local agencies, or federally recognized tribal government agencies; public school districts; and nonprofit organizations. NASA centers, federal agencies, federally funded research and development centers, education-related companies and other institutions may apply through partnership with the lead organization.

Interested parties may also connect to a pre-proposal teleconference on March 2, 2010, 1:00-3:00 p.m. EST, for further information. To dial into the teleconference, call 888-673-9782. The participant pass code is GCCECAN (4223226). (See the full CAN for further details.)

For more information regarding this opportunity, please visit the GCCE page on the NSPIRES Web site. Go to http://nspires.nasaprs.com and click on Solicitations, then on Open Solicitations.

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at nspires-help@nasaprs.com or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. EST.

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