Promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields by recruiting and training the next generation of aerospace stakeholders.    

Aerospace Outreach Program
Proposal Requirements

Your proposal must address each of the categories listed below. Be sure to clearly label each category within your proposal. You will be asked to upload your proposal at the bottom of the application.

 

1. Sponsoring Organization Information:
Include demographics.

2. Goals and Value of Project:
In one or two pages, describe the goals of your new project or the enhancement of an existing project, how it fits into your organization’s scope, and the value of the project to the participants/recipients. State how your goals align with the goals of the Aerospace Outreach Program. Specifically state how the project will:

  • Raise the level of exposure and interest of K-12 teachers, students, and the general public in space, aerospace, and space-related science, design, or technology and its potential benefits; increase interest, recruitment, experience and training of pre-college students in the pursuit of space- or aerospace-related science, design, or technology.
  • Demonstrate self-sustaining and/or replicable capabilities. (If this is or will be an on-going project, describe whether and how it might become self-sustaining. How can this project be shared with others interested in starting a like project?)
  • Demonstrate how the project meets this year’s specific goal: 2014 – Improve the STEM pipeline by including underserved and/or underrepresented students in the project; or including the teachers who specifically teach those populations.

Detail how this project aligns with the goals of one or more NASA Directorates or Centers. Because the WSGC is required to demonstrate the alignment of each of our projects with NASA Directorate or Center goals, proposals that do not demonstrate such alignment will not be funded. If this proposal focuses on precollege education, state how the proposal ties with national or state education standards for science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics.

3. Description of Anticipated Participants:
Describe in less than 500 words including the number of anticipated participants, how they will be selected, demographic and numeric information on underrepresented minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Include in this 500 word description the location of the project and of its participants.


4. Discussion of the Project:
Discuss in less than three (3) pages of enumerated paragraphs the proposed project in sufficient detail that the reviewers may ascertain its chance of success. The following should be called out specifically:
    1. Work plan;
    2. Schedule, activities and events;
    3. Self-evaluation criteria (required).
Must include data on any resulting student interest in STEM careers. The proposal should also list special facilities needed, and special supporting personnel or organizations. Include any history or prior results on the project and the planning status to date (see General Information below).


5. Budget/Use of Funds:
Describe in detail the use of the funds for the proposed project, then estimate the total project costs (direct costs only), and other contributor(s) and their contributed match amount(s) in the following format:

Budget Item

WSGC

Match*

Total

Be specific under this column.  Category headings such as Supplies & Expenses, Equipment, and Transportation preferred but not necessary.

        

    

 

$XXX.xx

$XXX.xx

$XXX.xx

$XXX.xx

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$XXX.xx

$  XX.xx

$XX.xx

$XXX.xx

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$XX.xx

$XX.xx

Total

$XXX.xx

$XXX.xx

$XXX.xx

 *A minimum 1:1 match is required. Add more match columns if there is more than one source of matching funds. Indicate the source of each match.

Check for clarity. Sorry, NASA (we are a NASA-funded organization) does not accept the purchase of capital items as reasonable use of funds unless they are specifically needed by the project. Astronaut visits cannot be funded. Field trips will only be considered as a minor component of a project, and only if they are necessary to the project goals.  

General Information:
For additional information contact Shelley Lee, Associate Director for Outreach, (608)266-3319 or shelley.lee@dpi.state.wi.us.

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