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Teacher Training Mini-Grants

Downloads: Proposal Application, Budget Form, & Review Rubric


Funding Period
Revised Funding Period (Updated 4/21/14): September 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015

Due to the uncertainty of a no cost extension from NASA, the performance period of the grant has been shortened to end March 31, 2015. If a no cost extension is granted by NASA, we will entertain extension requests to May 31, 2015 from those who have expended at least 60% of the subcontract amount by March 31, 2015.

Teacher Training Mini-Grants
Teacher Training Mini-Grants are available for innovative projects and programs to deliver NASA content to K-12 educators who will impact the most Nebraska students with this content over time. It is the goal of these mini-grants to further develop the teaching skills and curricula that will have its greatest impact in the classroom by improving the quality of aerospace-related education for Nebraska students.

Mini-grants are not intended to be sustaining funding; rather they are intended to support a project or program for one year, allowing the project or program to grow and obtain more permanent funding elsewhere. Funding for non-NASA or non-aerospace related projects is not supported by the program at this time.

Faculty and staff at participating NASA Nebraska Space Grant college and university affiliates, and pre-service and in-service teachers in Nebraska are eligible. Other organizations wanting to sponsor a teacher training workshop are also encouraged to apply.

Funding Limits
Applicants may request NASA support in an amount no greater than:

  • $3,000 if the project incorporates delivering NASA content such as lesson plans and NASA-developed materials for educators, or utilizes NASA trainers, NASA web-based education platforms (e.g. DLN), etc. in delivering NASA content to educators.
  • Applicants that do not incorporate NASA content in their proposals will not be considered for funding.
Some NASA Education materials including lesson plans, educator guides, video clips, and more can be found at the following website:

Proposed amounts should be reflective of the scope of the project. It is important to note that not all projects will be funded at the maximum award levels. Selected projects may be funded at lesser amounts based on the ability of applicant to align with the goals of the program, or due to budget cuts.

Please see the proposal application for submitting instructions and other guidelines.