[ASA] 2014 OAD Call for Proposals Released
john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Wed Jul 2 15:39:37 AEST 2014
The IAU's Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has released a call for proposals for funding. Grants are available for projects in three areas; public outreach, astronomy for children and schools, and for universities and research. Details and the link for more information are provided in the message from Kevin Govender, Director of the OAD, below.
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Begin forwarded message:
> From: Kevin Govender <kg at astro4dev.org>
> Subject: [IAU OAD] 2014 OAD Call for Proposals Released
> Date: 30 June 2014 10:28:07 pm AEST
> To: OAD Mailing List <mailinglist at astro4dev.org>
> Greetings all
> The 2014 OAD Call for Proposals is now live:
> Webpage: http://www.astro4dev.org/aboutiauoad/cfp/
> Deadline for proposals: Midnight UTC on 31 August 2014
> In brief:
> 30 June 2013: Today sees the launch of the third annual call for proposals from the International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD). The call seeks innovative projects from around the world which aims to use astronomy to stimulate education and development in three target areas: universities and research, children and schools, and public outreach.
> The OAD launched its first open call for proposals in 2012. The response was overwhelming with 191 applications received that year. In 2013 the demand increased by 20% with 230 applications received. Although the funds provided by the IAU are modest (about 10% of the demand), projects that are evaluated to meet a certain standard of quality are placed on a “recommended list” for which the OAD continues to seek support.
> This year the OAD Call for Proposals does not seek to increase the number, but rather the quality, of the proposals received. Innovation will be an important criterion for success.
> Please spread the word!
> Kevin, on behalf of the OAD team
> Kevin Govender
> IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
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