EONS 2014 — Appendix M MUREP American Indian and Alaskan Native STEM Partnership – Only accredited American Indian and Alaskan Native Serving Institutions in the United States are eligible to apply for this NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN). Proposers to this CAN are required to have the following, no later than the due date: 1) a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, 2) a valid registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) [formerly known as the Central Contractor Registry (CCR)], 3) a valid Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code, 4) a valid registration with NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES) (this also applies to any entities proposed for sub-awards or subcontracts.) Consult Appendix M Section 3 for more eligibility information. NASA’s Office of Education’s mission is to advance high quality STEM education. Through this solicitation, NASA is strengthening involvement with higher education institutions to ensure that NASA can meet future workforce needs in STEM fields. Participation in NASA projects and research stimulates increasing numbers of students to continue their studies at all levels of the higher education continuum and earn advanced degrees in these critical fields. NASA MUREP American Indian and Alaskan Native STEM Partnership (MAIANSP) goals: • Increase the level of STEM literacy and engagement of the American Indian and Alaskan Native secondary and postsecondary levels through the utilization of culturally relevant and responsive subject matter. • Create a diverse, highly skilled, and motivated future workforce in computer-related sciences. • Advance the understanding of how to effectively teach computer programming concepts to historically underrepresented and underserved populations. NASA MUREP American Indian/Alaskan Native STEM Partnership (MAIANSP) objectives: • Increase the number of historically underrepresented and underserved students who engage/graduate in computer science studies; • Improve the rates at which students, who historically have been underrepresented in NASA-related fields, are awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees at their respective universities in NASA-related fields; • Increase the diversity of the NASA STEM workforce; and • Strengthen two-year and four-year MSIs in their curricula in order to attract more students into STEM-based academic programs, retain them, and prepare them for success when they take the next steps in their education or in their careers. Every institution that intends to submit a proposal to this CAN, including the proposed prime award or any partner whether an informal education institution, other non-profit institutions, state and local Government agencies, and other organizations that will serve as sub-awardees or contractors, must be registered in NSPIRES. Current Closing Date for Applications: June 23, 2015.