Astronomy for Development Grants

The OAD is mandated to use astronomy to drive positive developmental change. It is tasked with initiating, supporting, and funding programs that use astronomy as a tool to tackle developmental challenges.

Every year, the OAD coordinates a global call for proposals for projects that aim to use astronomy to promote sustainable development. Since 2013, the office has disbursed IAU grants totalling 628,025 Euros to over 120 projects around the world.

It can be difficult to conceptualise how astronomy, an esoteric and specialised science, can contribute to the very immediate and real challenges facing society today. However, below are some of the ways in which past projects have tried to influence the SDGs.

Every year, the OAD receives a great number of high quality proposals that go beyond its funding capacity. Hence, a list of Recommended Projects is compiled and shared publicly for the benefit of potential funders.

The OAD welcomes applications from everybody around the world wishing to carry out programs and projects on astronomy for development. Read more about the Annual Call for Proposals

 

Subscribe to the e-Newsletter

CAPj

IAU Code of Conduct (PDF)

Code of Conduct

IAU 100 Years: Under One Sky

“IAU 100 
Years: Under One Sky

IAU Strategic Plan 2020–2030

Strategic Plan

Membership

How to Become a Member

IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Office for Astronomy Development

IAU Office for Young Astronomers

Office for Young Astronomers

IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach

Office for Astronomy Outreach

IAU e-Newsletter
Volume 2018 n° 11

Latest e-Newsletter

Symposia and Meetings

Meetings

Astronomy Outreach Newsletters and Events

Outreach Newsletters

International School for Young Astronomers

International School for Young Astronomers

UNESCO-IAU Portal to the Heritage of Astronomy

CAPj

International Year of the Periodic
Table of Chemical Elements

Latest e-Newsletter