Informal Education Innovation Proposal (IEIP)
The Informal Education Innovation Proposal (IEIP) is designed to enhance informal education activities that support STEM education in areas supported by NASA. Collaborative proposals involving a combination of participants and ones that can be shared with other organizations are especially preferred. All P.I.s and faculty mentors are required to be U.S. citizens. For IEIP grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match). No indirect costs are allowed on requested amounts, but unrecovered or waived indirect costs can help satisfy the cost-share requirement. Indirect costs on direct cost-shared amounts are permitted as well. Cost sharing may include “in-kind” contributions, faculty time, tuition, etc. Funding is restricted to one year. All IEIP grant awards are contingent on available funding. Total OSGC budget request limited to $2,500.
Proposal Deadlines: Accepted At Any Time
Click here to download the IEIP grant application in Microsoft Word.
After completing the IEIP grant application and securing the appropriate signatures, the following options are available to submit your completed application package which includes the following: application (with signatures), budget (outlining cost sharing), and curriculum vitae.
- Send completed application and any accompanying documents as a single PDF file via online submission.
Click here to submit PDF file.
- Send completed application and any accompanying documents as a single PDF file via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send completed original completed application and any accompanying documents via U. S. Mail to:
Jed E. Marquart, Ph.D., P.E.
Ohio Space Grant Consortium
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
As an OSGC grant award recipient (Principal Investigator), you are required to complete the following reporting requirements as specified below. Failure to submit these grant requirements will result in the ineligibility of the grant recipient (Principal Investigator) to receive future funding.
- Your Final Report - A brief final report meeting the reporting requirements stated below is due no later than one year after your grant is awarded. Your final report should include the following:
- Project procedure, including any revisions of original concept;
- Demographics of students, including numbers of male and female students, numbers of students from underrepresented groups, again by numbers of male and female;
- Comments of teachers and students regarding the project (i.e., photographs, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.);
- Principal Investigator’s evaluation, with suggestions for implementation of the project model;
- Final budget and expense report (including 1:1 cost share match);
- Presentation and interpretation of the results obtained;
- Critical discussion of the success of the project;
- Discussion of future work based on the project.
- Public Relations - OSGC publishes a quarterly newsletter. Please send us any photos, CDs, or attendee feedback commentary to feature your award.
- OSGC Informal Education (IEIP) (to be downloaded below) - NASA Office of Education mandates that all Federal funding be reported into their OEPM (Office of Education Performance Measurement) database system which includes specific demographics and other data. The OSGC Informal Education (IEIP) report is due December 31. The report will reflect progress of your project and/or projected results to that date.
- Grant Activity Photos: Any photos would be appreciated for OSGC/NASA publicity purposes! A NASA Release form is required for each participant to accomplish this.
Download NASA Adult Media Release Form. PDF
Download NASA Parent and Minor Media Release Form. PDF
Online Reporting Requirements Submissions
Recent OSGC Informal Education Grant Recipients
- Al Cote, Ohio University, “Exploring the Solar System: Planetary Science Lecture Series"
- Kevin P. Czajkowski, The University of Toledo, “Inspiring Student Science Interest Through Real-World Climate Change Projects”
- HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and University/MSI (Other Minority Institutions) Symposium held at Cleveland State University Wolstein Center
- Kathryn M. Kwiatkowski, Case Western Reserve University, “Science is Fun!”
- Kathryn M. Kwiatkowski, Case Western Reserve University, "Northeast Ohio Regional Science Olympiad"
- Lesley M. Berhan, The University of Toledo, "Women in Science Day of Meetings (WISDOM)"
- Kathryn M. Kwiatkowski, Case Western Reserve University, "Elementary Science Olympiad December Workshop, Northeast Ohio Regional Science Olympiad, and Elementary Olympiad
- Dean Regas, Cincinnati Observatory, "Star Gazers"
- Kathryn M. Kwiatkowski, Case Western Reserve University, "Science is Fun! Family Day"