For UA Faculty

UA Science Connections promotes outreach efforts among campus researchers and the larger community. Researchers can find existing programs, facilities and networks to plug into to enhance the broader impacts of their research grants by effectively using existing infrastructure. Local teachers and informal science groups can find connections to research-based learning and collaborations for their classrooms and programs.

UA Science Connections provides a menu of opportunities for researchers: any researcher working on a grant proposal can plug into this group to get help to develop an education and public outreach (E/PO) plan for the grant proposal, to implement an E/PO component tied to the research of the project, and to amplify the impact of the project’s E/PO particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

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Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Resources

National Science Foundation Informal Science Education (ISE) Grants

Science Literacy Principles

Climate Literacy Principles (NOAA)
Ocean Science Literacy Principles (NOAA)

Education and Outreach Goals of Federal Funding Agencies

NOAA Education Strategic Plan
National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Review Criterion
NASA Education
NASA Science Mission Directorate

Private Foundations

Many private foundations make grants for education and public outreach. The Grant, Information, Facilitation, and Training (GIFT) Center supports University of Arizona faculty, staff, and development personnel with non-governmental charitable grantseeking activities.

Grant Evaluation Resources

NSF Human Subjects guidelines
NSF Handbook for Project Evaluation


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