NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking to collaborate with organizations in the Great Lakes region to bring the NASA experience to large untapped audiences of diverse populations.
Solicitation posted: October 14, 2022
Proposal form URL: https://osirris.grc.nasa.gov/request/request.cfm
Proposal receipt deadline: November 15, 2022
Notification of event selection: December 9, 2022
2023 Call for Proposals
NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is seeking to collaborate with organizations in the Great Lakes region to bring the NASA experience to large untapped audiences of diverse populations. This solicitation requests proposals for established events that align to NASA themes, including Aeronautics, Earth, Technology, Humans in Space, Moon to Mars, and Solar System and Beyond.
This solicitation requests event proposals to:
- Leverage the experiences of community organizations with existing high-quality events to reach larger audiences throughout Glenn’s service region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin).
- Strengthen community relationships by collaborating on efforts that result in increased returns on mutually desired outcomes.
- Raise awareness of the contributions of the Great Lakes region to the nation’s aeronautics and space agency.
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.
- Recommendations of and training on NASA STEM content for younger participants that can be facilitated by local staff members or volunteers.
NASA’S OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
The Office of Communications at NASA’s Glenn Research Center strives to create increased awareness of NASA’s mission milestones and priorities. NASA communications efforts strive to inspire humanity to realize the value of NASA, inspire contributors to add value to NASA, and inspire deciders to understand and enable the value to be created by NASA.
PUBLIC AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
The Public Engagement Team utilizes opportunities that are direct, authentic, and interactive to provide a platform for the NASA workforce to communicate the value, excitement and relevance of the nation’s aeronautics and space programs.
Through public engagement, NASA aims to:
- Engage more people more effectively. Reach the broadest audience.
- Expand awareness of aeronautics and space. Target new, more diverse audiences, connecting with those outside of NASA’s traditional community.
- Infuse NASA into the national conversation. Track and understand what others are saying about NASA and our impact on the world.
- Focus on NASA’s value. Effectively tell the stories that communicate NASA’s value in everyday life.
NASA is seeking:
- Organizations located in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Greater consideration is given to organizations reaching underserved and/or underrepresented communities. For purposes of this solicitation, underserved and/or underrepresented communities include Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and 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).
- Events that will be conducted between January 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.
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 5:00 p.m. Eastern on November 15, 2022. Only proposals submitted online will be accepted.
PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCESS
Proposals are reviewed by a panel of experts.
Proposals will be evaluated to determine 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 December 9, 2022.
POINT OF CONTACT
If you have questions about the project or the online proposal form, contact: NASA’s Glenn Research Center Office of Communications: