TEAM II / CP4SMPVC: Program Information

NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 43.008

The NASA Office of Education invites proposals from museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, youth-serving organizations, libraries, and other eligible nonprofit institutions via this 2018 NASA Research Announcement: NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II)  Announcement Number NNH18ZHA001N. Proposals must be submitted electronically via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or

Through this solicitation, which transitions from its precursor (CP4SMPVC), NASA seeks to enhance the ability of IEIs and partners to deliver and participate in NASA-based activities, and to increase the capacity of institutions to utilize NASA resources and to provide students with the opportunity to contribute to NASA’s mission.

Proposers may request a grant or cooperative agreement to support NASA-themed science, technology, engineering or mathematics education, including exhibits, within these congressionally directed topics: space exploration, space science, or microgravity. NASA TEAM II is a competitive, high-quality, national program.  This 2018 NASA TEAM II opportunity targets a limited number of topics of specific interest to NASA currently, and places a stronger emphasis on recipients’ partnering and networking in order to increase the impact of awards in the informal education community. The basic goal of the TEAM II solicitation is to further NASA Strategic Objective 2.4: "Advance the Nation’s STEM education and workforce pipeline by working collaboratively with other agencies to engage students, teachers, and faculty in NASA’s missions and unique assets."

Eligible institutions do not need to have the words "museum," "visitor center," "science," "planetarium," "youth", or “library” in their official name, but they must be located in the United States or its Territories. See the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) for full eligibility requirements and other limitations. Check the NSPIRES website once a week to learn if amendments or frequently asked questions have been added. Amendments and FAQs also will be announced via the NASA Education EXPRESS listserv.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please direct your questions to the points of contact listed within the NRA.. 

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, supports NASA informal education opportunities, including TEAM II and CP4SMPVC, for the Office of Education, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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