Alaska Space Grant Program
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Engineering Learning and Innovation Facility 138
1764 Tanana Loop
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5919
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The Alaska Space Grant Program supports pre-college education initiatives that attract and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through a progression of educational opportunities for students, teachers, and faculty.
Eligible applicants are US citizens working at one of the program’s affiliated institutions. Women, faculty from underrepresented groups, and early career faculty are encouraged to apply.
There are two priority themes. Preference is given to projects that engage middle school teachers in hands-on curriculum enhancement capabilities and provide summer opportunities for secondary students on college campuses. The two priority themes include:
1. Provide in-service or preservice teacher professional development and training opportunities to educators that result in deeper content understanding, competence, and confidence in teaching STEM disciplines.
2. Provide kindergarten through grade 12 students with authentic, first-hand opportunities to participate in NASA mission activities and other NASA-related STEM activities. Proposed student-focused projects must describe how the effort will demonstrate increased enrollment in STEM disciplines or interest in STEM careers.
A 1-to-1 match and plan to sustain the project after the conclusion of the grant are expected. The project period is for one year.
Applications are due March 1, annually.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 3/31/2023
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