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HST Cycle 13 E/PO

Important News

Cycle 21 Call For Proposals Submission Deadline has passed.

No more proposals will be accepted.

Deadline for submission was
Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 5pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its Science Mission Directorate (SMD) have established a comprehensive approach to providing education and public outreach (E/PO) to enhance the public’s understanding of space science. NASA and the SMD have incorporated these objectives as integral components of all missions and research programs. The documents that establish the basic E/PO policies and guidelines for NASA and the SMD are as follows:

These documents can also be found at the NASA Science>Researchers>Education & Public Outreach site.

In accordance with NASA SMD E/PO policies, 2% of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cycle 21 budget has been allocated for E/PO funding. Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is announcing the opportunity for accepted HST Cycle 21 General Observers, Archival and Snapshot (GO/AR/SNAP) researchers and current Hubble Fellows to submit a proposal for an E/PO supplement to the parent research program. HST Cycle GO/AR/SNAP programs from previous cycles and Guaranteed Time Observers (GTO) are not eligible for an HST Cycle 21 E/PO supplement.

The spirit of the HST Cycle E/PO Grant Program is to encourage collaborative efforts between professional astronomers/space scientists and professional educators that would broaden the knowledge and understanding of the latest discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope. The HST Cycle 21 E/PO proposal must have clear intellectual linkage to the science and/or science theme of the parent research program(s).

There are three HST Cycle 21 E/PO funding categories:

  • Individual--An HST Cycle 21 GO/AR/SNAP Principle Investigator or Co Investigator may request up to $20,000 for an E/PO program. A current Hubble Fellow may also request up to $20,000 for an E/PO program.
  • Teamed--A maximum of three (3) science research programs can team together, including current Hubble Fellows, at $20,000 each, for up to $60,000.
  • Treasury--Programs may request up to $50,000, but are not able to request a larger funding amount through a teamed effort.

The HST Cycle 21 Call for Proposals is now available. Submission deadline is Wednesday, 21 August 2013.

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