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 > For Researchers > Education & Public Outreach site.
In accordance with NASA SMD E/PO policies, 2% of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cycle 23 budget has been allocated for E/PO funding. Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is announcing the opportunity for accepted HST Cycle 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 E/PO funding categories:
The HST Cycle 23 E/PO Call for Proposals is now available. Please review the Call for Proposals page for more details and information about how to complete and submit your proposal.
Submission deadline is Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 5pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).