National Outreach Coordinators (NOCs) Funding Scheme


The National Outreach Coordinators (NOCs) Funding Scheme is a grant system to support worthy outreach projects led by IAU National Outreach Coordinators (NOCs). This grant system, administered by the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (IAU OAO), supports activities between countries with the goal of bolstering international cooperation.


Current Edition: 2020-2021

Proposals for the 2020-2021 NOCs Funding Scheme are currently under evaluation. This edition welcomed proposals under the theme “Big Ideas in Astronomy”.

This edition has been conducted in partnership with the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation. Through the partnership, the SKA Communication & Outreach Network (SKACON) and NOCs could partner for funding dedicated to outreach projects focused on radio astronomy.


Past Editions

The 2019-2020 NOCs Funding Scheme funded four projects with the involvement of 14 NOCs.
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