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NOAO Newsletter - NOAO Educational Outreach - September 2000 - Number 63


Staffing, Grants, and Supplements

Suzanne Jacoby

This is the time of year when managers review the previous year and forecast the future. Newsletter readers may be interested to know how Educational Outreach at NOAO is funded. There are currently 5.2 full-time-equivalent (FTE) employees in the group, up from the original half-time employee in 1995. Of these 5.2 FTEs, 2.83 are supported by core NSF/NOAO funding and 2.37 are funded by external grants, which include our RBSE grant from the NSF Education and Human Resources Directorate, supplemental funding from NSF/Astronomy to support Project ASTRO-Tucson, a NASA IDEAS grant, and NASA E/PO supplements to NOAO-affiliated research grants.

With nearly half the group funded outside the core program, obtaining ongoing funding is always a priority. Recent efforts are described below.


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