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

Aerospace Outreach Program
Request for Proposals 2014-2015

Application Deadline: February 13, 2014
Award Announcements:
April 11, 2014

Purpose:
To provide planning grants and supplemental grants for new or ongoing projects which have space-related content. Projects should:

  1. 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; and/or increase interest, recruitment, experience and training of pre-college students in the pursuit of space- or aerospace-related science, design, or technology
  2. Demonstrate self-sustaining and/or replicable capabilities.
  3. 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.  

Current & Past Award Recipients

Awards:

Most awards are ~$3,000* per year, with up to $5,000* for exemplary, innovative new projects. WSGC will not fund overhead, however, it may be counted as institutional match. Proposals for two-year projects will be considered*. Proposals for two-year projects should include budgets and objectives for each year.

*Based on availability of funds.

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Any established organization including, but not limited to: schools (K-12 and higher education), aerospace industries, government agencies and non-profit aerospace associations.
  • A 1:1 match is required for funding.

Before applying, please read the Additional Requirements.

To Apply: Application Form

For instructions on applying, please read the Aerospace Outreach Application Instructions

Questions about Aerospace Outreach, contact:
Shelley Lee, WSGC Associate Director for Aerospace Outreach
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
125 S. Webster Street
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone: (608)266-3319
E-mail: shelley.lee@dpi.state.wi.us