GLOBE Implementation Office (ROSES 2023)

Funding Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE, Program is a worldwide science and education program that provides opportunities to better understand, sustain, and improve Earth’s environment at local, regional, and global scales. The Earth Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate solicits proposals for an organization or a team(s) of multiple organizations to host the GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO) and collaborate with NASA in the implementation of GLOBE, with the objective of strengthening the programmatic support for GLOBE and enhancing the value of GLOBE to its worldwide community of students, educators, scientists, citizen scientists, and partners (hereinafter referred to as the GLOBE Community). 

The award recipient(s) must lead the worldwide GLOBE Community to achieve GLOBE’s mission, provide robust community engagement, science, training, education, and public engagement support, and be committed to engage with the GLOBE Community in a collaborative and transparent manner. NASA welcomes innovative ideas, relevant expertise, and executable plans to address either one, two, or all three of the following elements:

• GLOBE Community engagement and support

• GLOBE Science

• GLOBE Training, Education, and Public Engagement 

NASA anticipates awarding one to three cooperative agreement(s) with non-overlapping scope of work that together cover the three elements in Section 6 totaling up to $4.5M per year for five years. Proposers other than the current GIO cooperative agreement holder must include a transition plan for an initial four months of transition with an associated budget in the estimated range of up to 30% of the Year 1 budget. 


  • Required Step-1 Proposals: Oct. 6, 2023
  • Step-2 Proposals: Dec. 20, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Organizations of every type based in the U.S. are eligible to propose, including but not limited to STEM education centers, institutions of higher education, federally funded research and development laboratories/centers, NASA Centers, for-profit organizations, not-for-profit foundations, foundations, museums, observatories, professional societies, etc. Multi-organizational teams that include a mixture of organizational types and emphases (e.g., formal/informal STEM education, evaluation and assessment, STEM workforce development, Earth system science, career technical education, environmental/climate literacy, STEM education research, citizen science, teacher training/professional development, etc.) are welcome to propose. Proposals from and/or including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), small-disadvantaged businesses (SDBs), veteran-owned small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), HUBZone small businesses, and women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) are strongly encouraged. 

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

October 6, 2023