The Informal Education Innovation Proposal (IEIP) is designed to enhance informal education activities that support STEM education in areas supported by NASA. Collaborative proposals involving a combination of participants and ones that can be shared with other organizations are especially preferred. All P.I.s, faculty mentors, and students are required to be U.S. citizens. For IEIP grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match). No indirect costs are allowed on requested amounts, but unrecovered or waived indirect costs can help satisfy the cost-share requirement. Indirect costs on direct cost-shared amounts are permitted as well. Cost sharing may include “in-kind” contributions, faculty time, tuition, etc. Funding is restricted to one year. All IEIP grant awards are contingent on available funding. Total OSGC budget request limited to $2,500.
Proposal Deadlines: Accepted At Any Time
After completing the IEIP grant application and securing the appropriate signatures, the following options are available to submit your completed application package which includes the following: application (with signatures), budget (outlining cost sharing), and curriculum vitae.
As an OSGC grant award recipient (Principal Investigator), you are required to complete the following reporting requirements as specified below. Failure to submit these grant requirements will result in the ineligibility of the grant recipient (Principal Investigator) to receive future funding.
A brief final report meeting the reporting requirements stated below is due no later than one year after your grant is awarded. Your final report should include the following:
NASA Office of Education mandates that all Federal funding be reported into their OEPM (Office of Education Performance Measurement) database system which includes specific demographics and other data. The OSGC Informal Education Innovation Proposal (IEIP) is due December 31. The report will reflect progress of your project and/or projected results to that date.
Click here to download the Informal Education Innovation Proposal (IEIP) report.