NASA Ames Office of Education Announces New Cooperative Agreement Opportunity

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., has released a Cooperative Agreement Notice to solicit proposals to administer the Education Associates Program. The EAP is a unique self-sustaining program dedicated to workforce development education. The program allows NASA scientists and managers to tap higher education institutions for students and faculty in a quick turn-around process. It provides participants hands-on experience with NASA scientists, engineers and program managers on a range of NASA projects and missions. Students receive academic credit for the experience. Through this program, NASA demonstrates its commitment to attract students into NASA's education pipeline and provides competency-building research and education opportunities for faculty, with a special emphasis on those from underrepresented and underserved groups. The EAP will provide opportunities to students majoring in fields related to NASA's science and technology interests and to faculty in STEM disciplines.

All eligible, responsible sources may submit an offer that shall be considered by the agency. Institutions eligible to respond to this CAN are limited to higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, or consortia of organizations and institutions serving higher education students. Partnerships within these institutions and/or organizations are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are due on Feb. 6, 2009. Selection is expected to be announced on Feb. 23, 2009, with the award anticipated on April 1, 2009.

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES.

For more information about this opportunity, visit http://procurement.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/synopsis.cgi?acqid=133330 . Questions regarding this solicitation may be submitted by e-mail to Beatrice Morales, Grant Officer, Beatrice.M.Morales@nasa.gov.

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