The OSGC mini-grant program is designed to support innovative projects and programs from disciplines demonstrating interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and is available to Ohio K-12 teachers. For mini-grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match Matching funds can be either cash and/or “in-kind” contributions (i.e., dollar estimate of the Principal Investigator (PI) and other personnel time, contributions, transportation costs, equipment supplied by other sources, volunteer time, etc.) Matching funds must be equal to or greater than the OSGC funds requested. Funding is restricted to one year. All mini-grant awards are contingent on available funding. Total OSGC budget request limited to $1,000.
Click here to download the mini-grant program flyer.
In order to receive funding, a completed OSGC application proposal must contain the following information:
Promote STEM education
Proposal Deadlines: Accepted At Any Time
Click here to download the mini-grant application in Microsoft Word.
After completing the mini-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 Pre-college report is due December 31. The report will reflect progress of your project and/or projected results to that date.
Click here to download the Pre-college report.
Any photos would be appreciated for OSGC/NASA publicity purposes! A NASA Release form is required for each participant to accomplish this.
Click here to download the NASA Adult Media Release Form.
Click here to download the NASA Parent and Minor Media Release Form.