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NASA OSTEM seeks volunteer reviewers – We want you back!

By SpaceRef Editor
September 26, 2019
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NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement is seeking subject matter experts to serve as an on-line reviewer and/or panel reviewer of proposals to The National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program’s FY2020-2014 solicitation. Detailed information regarding the Space Grant proposal requirements and evaluation criteria are contained in the solicitation posted on NSPIRES. To review the Space Grant solicitation in NSPIRES, click on “Solicitations,” then open announcement number NNH19ZHA001C.

It is anticipated that reviewers will be asked to review no more than 3 proposals. Additional proposals may be assigned if you request them. 


Non-civil servants receive an honorarium of $100 for the first proposal reviewed and $50 for each additional proposal fully reviewed and submitted online to NSPIRES by the close of the review period. All proposal assignments will be posted on NSPIRES on or about October 16, 2019 and your reviews must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES by November 3, 2019. 


Since you reviewed for us in the past, we have a short survey that we are asking that you complete. We ask that the survey be completed by October 2, 2019. If you have any issues or concerns, please send an email to


Space Grant Background: 

NASA initiated the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, also known as Space Grant, in 1989. Space Grant is a national network of colleges and universities. These institutions are working to expand opportunities for Americans to understand and participate in NASA’s aeronautics and space projects by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research and public outreach efforts. The Space Grant national network includes over 1000 affiliates from universities, colleges, industry, museums, science centers, and state and local agencies. These affiliates belong to one of 52 consortia in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Each award to one of the 52 consortia funds fellowships and scholarships for students pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering and technology, or STEM, as well as curriculum enhancement and faculty development. Member colleges and universities also administer pre-college and public service education projects in their states. Additional programmatics of each consortia aligns to the priorities of one or more of NASA’s Mission Directorates (Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operations, Space Technology, and Science).

Thank you for your prompt attention and response to this request.

SpaceRef staff editor.