2014 NASA Research Announcement: Educator Professional Development

Synopsis – Mar 21, 2014

General Information

    Solicitation Number: NNH14ZHA001N-EPD

    Posted Date: Mar 21, 2014

    FedBizOpps Posted Date: Mar 21, 2014

    Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No

    FedGrants Posted Date: Mar 21, 2014

    Classification Code: A — Research and Development

    NAICS Code: 611430

Grant Specific Information

    Funding Instrument Type: Grant

    Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement

    CFDA Number: 43.008

    Cost Sharing or Matching Required: No

    Estimated Total Program Funding: not available

    Expected Number of Awards: 1

    Ceiling Amount: none

    Floor Amount: none

    Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST)

    Eligible Applicants: 99 – Unrestricted

     unrestricted

    Link to Full Announcement: http://nspires.nasaprs.com

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771

Description

Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, and inter- or intra-agency transfers depending on the nature of the proposing organization and/or project requirements. The period of performance for an award is up to 3 years. Note that it is NASA policy that all investigations involving non-U.S. organizations will be conducted on the basis of no exchange of funds.

Prospective proposers are requested to submit any questions in writing to tcu-elo-questions@lists.nasa.gov no later than 10 business days before the proposal due date so that NASA will be able to respond.

Only Minority Serving Institutions that are legally recognized by the Department of Education are eligible to apply for this NASA Research Announcement (NRA). No later than the due date for proposals, proposers to this NRA are required to have:

1) a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, 2) a valid registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) [formerly known as the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)], 3) a valid Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code, 4) a valid registration with NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) (this also applies to any entities proposed for subawards or subcontracts.)

Consult Appendix G Section G.2.2 regarding teaming requirements and partnership guidelines.

The goal of the Educator Professional Development (EPD) Line of Business (LOB) is to provide high quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) professional development opportunities for formal and informal educators capitalizing on NASA’s unique assets and capabilities.

To achieve this goal, NASA EPD seeks to consolidate historically diverse components into a focused effort to ensure operational efficiency while optimizing strategies, methods, and technologies that promote and foster educators’ use of NASA-related content in their instructional activities. Pre-service, in-service, and informal educators working with grades K-20 and higher education faculty are considered customers and clients who derive benefits from EPD opportunities. Additionally, NASA Education intends to give particular attention to middle school educators, pre-service educators, and teachers new to the field in its EPD efforts.

Grantee institutions have the responsibility for budgeting and documenting compliance with Code of Federal Regulations, 14 CFRS1230, commonly referred to as “the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects.” Research to develop NASA-themed exhibits, programs, curriculum products, etc., may involve full human subjects review through an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or it may be exempt. An IRB also certifies when research is exempt.

Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity – EPD may be categorized as both Science and Technology and other Research and Development (ST) and Education funded activity.

Every institution that intends to submit a proposal to this NRA, including the proposed prime award or any partner whether an informal education institution, other non-profit institutions, state and local Government agencies, and other organizations that will serve as subawardees 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 or via Grants.gov. Organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered 1) with Grants.gov and 2) with NSPIRES.

Additional programmatic information for this NRA 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 NRA and posted on http://nspires.nasaprs.com . It is the proposer’s responsibility to regularly check NSPIRES for updates to this NRA.

Point of Contact

    Name: Dr Gamaliel Dan Cherry

    Title: Educator Professional Development Deputy

    Phone: 757-864-0000

    Fax: 757-864-0000

    Email: EducProfDevFAQ@nasaprs.com

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