AAS-EPD Mini-Grant Program

Announcement of Opportunity: AAS Education & Professional Development (AAS-EPD) Mini-Grant Program for 2025

2025 Cycle: Complete proposals for activities that will take place October 2024 – December 2025 and are submitted by 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 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 23 July 2024.

AAS-EPD Application Form  |  Email questions to Tom Rice ([email protected]).
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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. 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 $4,000 or less.

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.