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Curriculum Development Program

Grants to Iowa Faculty at Eligible Institutions of Higher
Education for Programs that Support STEM Education

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Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC)

Deadline Date:

07/12/21 4:00 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Iowa faculty at eligible institutions of higher education for programs that support STEM education. The purpose of the program is to develop curricula with a focus on skill-building. Focus areas include science, aeronautics research, human exploration operations, and space technology. Eligible applicants are faculty of ISGC core institutions and academic affiliates: Drake, ISU, Iowa, UNI, Des Moines Area Community College, and Loras College.

To support mission directorate alignment with emerging curriculum, the ISGC plans to award four projects focused on activities aligning within any of the four NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research (ARMD), Human Exploration Operations (HEO), Science (SMD), and Space Technology (STMD). 

To be considered for this funding, proposals should utilize STEM related curricula focused on preparing the future STEM workforce and/or STEM preservice educators by including (but not limited to) augmenting hands-on instruction, using online and virtual NASA content experiences, using publicly available NASA data, and accelerating the use of digital learning tools. 

Priority will be given to proposals which:

  1. Are developing curricula supporting transdisciplinary learning and are attempting to develop STEM ecosystems fostering partnerships between educators and industry;
  2. Collaborate with other ISGC affiliates;
  3. Recruit females, members of underrepresented minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162048

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards may be funded at $10,000 per course.

Term of Contract:

Awards may be given for a period of performance beginning no sooner than July 20, 2021 and ending June 21, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All faculty of ISGC core institutions and academic affiliates are eligible to apply: Drake, ISU, Iowa, UNI, Des Moines Area Community College, and Loras College.

Submission is limited to one proposal per investigator.

All supported individuals (faculty, staff, and students) must be U.S. citizens. Non-U.S. citizens may participate, but cannot receive direct compensation from the award or cost-share funding.

Equipment purchases and foreign travel are not permitted. Funds may not be used to support tuition.

Pre-Application Information:

Released: May 11, 2021
Deadline: July 12, 2021

Proposing institutions are required to provide 125% match (1:1.25) using non-federal funds. Cost-share may be cash or in-kind contributions.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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ISGC Office: 515-294-3106

Iowa State University
Department of Aerospace Engineering
1234 Howe Hall, 537 Bissell Road
Ames, Iowa 50011-1096

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa

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