AAS-EPD Mini-Grant Program

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

Cycle 2021.02: Complete proposals submitted will receive full consideration. Proposals submitted will be evaluated on a rolling basis for any activities in 2021, subject to the availability of funds.

Application form: aas.org/epd  |  Email questions to camillia.taylor@aas.org


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 virtual 238th AAS meeting must ALSO fill out the AAS Workshop Proposal Form. Note: You must log in with your AAS membership credentials to access the meetings workshop proposal form. 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 reimburses 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.