NOTE: This email is for information gathering purposes. Willingness to
participate in the SOI review does not guarantee a proposal will be assigned
. The number of available qualified reviewers may exceed the number of
NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS) is seeking persons to
evaluate proposals submitted in response to the NASA Cooperative Agreement
Notice (CAN) titled, “2011 Summer of Innovation Project” announced by NASA
Glenn Research Center Office of Educational Programs on January 19, 2011.
Specifically, NASA is interested in reviewers with expertise and experience
in one or more of the following areas: education reform and policy, evidence
-based summer learning programs, innovative and scalable program design,
partnerships, grant management and/or federal education proposal review.
NASA is seeking reviewers with various backgrounds and professional
affiliation including Pre-K – 12 teachers and principals, college and
university educators, researchers and evaluators, social entrepreneurs,
strategy consultants, grant makers and managers, and others with education
The Summer of Innovation is a solicitation-driven project that supports
student interest in STEM by strengthening the capacity of community- and
school-based organizations that inspire and engage middle school students in
STEM content during the summer. SoI then continues to support follow-on and
extended learning efforts designed to keep students involved in NASA-themed
STEM activities during the academic year.
The project will expand both the breadth and depth of school- and community-
based partners’ ability to provide meaningful, educational and exciting
STEM experiences to students in grades 4-9 who traditionally have been
underrepresented in STEM fields. SoI will leverage NASA funding and content
in partnership with proven community- and school-based summer and extended
learning organizations to support projects that are seeking to strengthen
current STEM education
Detailed information regarding NASA critical research opportunities,
proposal requirements and evaluation criteria are contained in the
solicitation that can be viewed in NASA’s master proposal data base system,
the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System
(NSPIRES). To view the solicitation and determine your interest in serving
as a Summer of Innovation peer reviewer, please access the solicitation at
NSPIRES at http://nspires.nasaprs.com, or alternately, you may view it at Grants.gov ( http://www.grants.gov/).
The online review period is scheduled for March 1-March 8, 2011. It is
anticipated that reviewers will be asked to review three to five proposals
approximately 15 pages in length, plus budget, biographical sketches, and
other standard appendices. It is imperative that reviewers agree to strict
adherence to the proposal review period. Reviewers are expected to have
access to the Internet, a phone, a printer and have the ability to interact
with a web-based environment. Non-civil servants will receive an honorarium
of $75 for each proposal fully reviewed and submitted online by the close of
the review period.
If you determine you would like to be a reviewer, please respond by e-mail
to N**********[email protected] by COB February 18, 2011. Be sure to include
contact information, resume/vita, and a summary of your expertise and
experience in one or more of the following areas: current education reform
and policy, summer learning programs, innovative and scalable program design
, partnerships, grant management, and/or federal education proposal review.
For consideration as a reviewer, you will be required to register within the
NSPIRES system prior to February 18, 2011. If you do not have an account,
please follow the instructions on the NSPIRES website ( http://nspires.nasaprs.com).
If you have questions about this process, goals of the NRA, or NASA
requirements, please contact:
Summer of Innovation Project Manager
Rob Lasalvia (Acting)
Educational Programs Office
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Rd MS 7-4
Cleveland, OH 44135
Email: g************************[email protected]
For questions regarding the Conflict Of Interest form, viewing the CAN, or
general help with the NSPIRES website and registering as a potential
reviewer, please contact:
Solicitation Support Manager
NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS)
2345 Crystal Drive – Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22202
Telephone: (202) 479-9030, ext. 221
Fax: (202) 479-0511
Email: N**********[email protected]
We hope to receive a response about your interest and willingness to review
no later Wednesday, February 18, 2011.
Thank you for considering acting as a peer reviewer for this important
2Just notice that:
will be asked to review three to five proposals...
...will receive an honorarium of $75 for each proposal fully reviewed and
submitted online by the close of the review period.
It is a paid review opportunity!!