AAS-EPD Mini-Grant Program

Announcement of Opportunity: AAS Education & Professional Development (AAS-EPD) Mini-Grant Program

The following text refers to the 2022–2023 call for EPD proposals. The 2023–2024 cycle is expected to be open to proposals from 1 July – 1 August 2023; please refer back to this page for updates. Questions should be sent to tom.rice@aas.org. – updated 23 May 2023

2023 Cycle 6.A: Complete proposals for activities that will take place October 2022 – December 2023 and are submitted by 11:59pm ET on Friday, 19 August 2022 [note: deadline extended from 2 August], will receive full consideration; proposals submitted after that deadline may or may not be considered, subject to the availability of funds. For proposals submitted by the deadline, proposers will be notified of award decision no later than 15 September 2022.

Application form: aas.org/epd  |  Email questions to tom.rice@aas.org.
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The Education Committee of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) invites proposals from US-based AAS members to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Suitable venues for such experiences include (but are not limited to) AAS and Division meetings, college and university campuses, museums, planetariums, observatories, and online webinars and hangouts. The AAS-EPD mini-grant program will provide direct funding and logistical support for these experiences but will not pay any indirect costs (e.g., overhead). Individual grants will range from $1,000 to $10,000, with a typical amount of approximately $3,500 or less. Note: Proposers requesting to present a workshop at the 241st AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington must ALSO fill out the AAS Workshop Proposal Form by 19 August 2022 (see details here; EPD workshop proposals are welcome until 19 August). Proposals submitted after that deadline may or may not be considered, subject to the availability of funds.

Grants will be paid on a reimbursement basis; expenses (including travel expenses) will be reimbursed as they are incurred after grantees submit original, detailed receipts. The AAS does not pay on a per diem basis, nor reimburse without original receipts, including for meals — without a receipt for a particular expense, there is no way to document the expense, and undocumented expenses CANNOT be reimbursed.