Solicitation posted: Oct. 26, 2023
Proposal form URL: https://osirris.grc.nasa.gov/request/request.cfm
Proposal submission deadline: Nov. 24, 2023
Notification of event selection: Dec. 15, 2023
2024 Call for Event Proposals
NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland is seeking to collaborate with organizations across the country to bring the NASA experience to new, diverse audiences.
This opportunity is designed to provide organizations with:
- Interactive NASA exhibits and historical artifacts to showcase NASA’s missions and research.
- Access to NASA subject matter experts for interactive speaking engagements.
The center is requesting event proposals to:
- Reach larger audiences by leveraging the experiences of community organizations with existing high-quality events.
- Strengthen community relationships by collaborating on efforts that result in increased returns on mutually desired outcomes.
- Raise awareness of NASA’s contributions to the nation’s aeronautics and space programs.
NASA’s Glenn Research Center
NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland designs, develops, and tests innovative technology to revolutionize air travel, advance space exploration, and improve life on Earth. As one of 10 NASA centers, and the only one in the Midwest, Glenn is a vital contributor to the region’s economy and culture. Many NASA missions have Glenn contributions, and every U.S. aircraft has NASA Glenn technology on board, making flight cleaner, safer, and quieter.
Glenn is conducting revolutionary aeronautics research in electrified aircraft propulsion, advanced materials, and alternative fuels to help the nation achieve its climate change goals. The center is also exploring next-generation supersonic and hypersonic aircraft.
In addition to its aeronautics research, NASA Glenn’s world-class test facilities and unrivaled expertise in power, propulsion, and communications are crucial to advancing the Artemis program. Glenn’s solar electric propulsion will help propel future missions to the Moon and eventually Mars, where astronauts will conduct scientific research and establish a presence on the surface. The road to the Moon goes through Ohio.
- Air-Breathing Propulsion (Jet Engines)
- In-Space Propulsion and Cryogenic Fluids Management
- Power, Energy Storage, and Conversion
- Materials and Structures for Extreme Environments
- Physical Sciences and Biomedical Technologies in Space
NASA is seeking:
- Organizations with established events that have direct connections to their communities and reach diverse audiences.
Greater consideration will be given to organizations reaching underserved and/or underrepresented communities. For purposes of this solicitation, underserved and/or underrepresented communities include Black, Latino, Indigenous, and Native American persons; Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality (source: NASA’s Mission Equity). Greater consideration may also be given to organizations throughout the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin) based on factors such as schedule and budget availability.
- Events scheduled to occur between Jan. 1, 2024, and Dec. 31, 2024.
Selected organizations must agree to the following:
- Attend mutually agreed-upon planning meetings held virtually through an online business communication platform.
- Be responsible for coordinating all marketing, media communications, and logistics as described in the event proposal.
- Adhere to NASA Media Usage Guidelines for NASA media and logos.
- Provide final attendance data within one week of the conclusion of the event including the following:
- Number of attendees
- Estimated percentage of attendees from underrepresented audiences
Submitting a Proposal
All proposals are to be submitted through the online proposal form here. Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 24, 2023. Only proposals submitted online will be accepted.
Proposal Review Process
Proposals will be evaluated to determine the likelihood of event success using the following criteria:
- Number of proposed audience participants.
- Percentage of audience from underrepresented populations as defined in the solicitation.
- Alignment of the program’s goals and objectives to those of this opportunity.
- Expected return on investment of NASA resources.
- Plans to maximize audience participation through marketing and media communications.
- Evidence of historical attendance at this or similar events hosted by the proposing organization.
Proposing organizations will be notified of their selection status by Dec. 15, 2022.
Point of Contact
If you have questions about the project or the online proposal form, contact NASA Glenn Research Center’s Office of Communications at: GRC-Public-Engagement@mail.nasa.gov
First published at NASA.gov