Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 4/3/2024

Topical Workshops, Symposiums, and Conferences (TWSC-24) in Space and Earth Sciences and Technology

Through the “Topical Workshops, Symposiums, and Conferences (TWSC) in Space and Earth Science and Technology” notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), the Science Mission Directorate (SMD) invites proposals from eligible organizations for their events, including asynchronous and virtual workshops, etc. TWSC’s goal is to contribute to SMD's science, technology, and exploration research goals and related activities, such as but not limited to the NASA 2022 Strategic Plan. TWSC may fund large and small meetings, retreats, seminars, symposiums, workshops or other events that have as one purpose 1) to disseminate technical information beyond NASA and SMD; or 2) to facilitate research networks and/or research administration capabilities at entities not previously funded by NASA. 

TWSC primarily has been directed at, and limited to, scientific and technical events of interest to SMD. Historic examples of TWSC-selections via ROSES, including organization name, PI name, proposal title and abstract, for TWSC-19, TWSC-20, and TWSC-21 are available for download on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). 

This NOFO broadens TWSC’s historic scope beyond a research dissemination event to bring together existing, future, or potential members of scientific communities relevant to NASA. An event’s participants and speakers may include individuals who are not full-time practicing scientists, engineers, or technologists. Events may have a purpose of cultivating relationships between science and society. Events may have a purpose of developing research relationships across the boundaries of the sciences and the humanities. 


Amount Description

The number of proposals selected depends on the number and quality of proposals submitted and on the availability of funds from the relevant funding program. Award size will vary from amounts in the low thousands of dollars—for example to cover travel and registration to a thirdparty’s event — to $750,000 or more for a large event.