ALMA astronomer José Gallardo interacted with teachers in the GTTP workshop in Santiago.

ALMA astronomer José Gallardo interacted with teachers in the GTTP workshop in Santiago.

To harness the vast skills in education, outreach and inspiration of astronomy educators around the globe, IAU100 is launching a call for proposals for the promotion of the Open Astronomy Schools (OAS) teacher training events.

The Open Astronomy Schools project will build teachers capacity on scientific topics and teaching techniques by organizing teacher trainings worldwide that enable the development of scientific literacy and acquisition of modern teaching skills. The call for proposals is targeted at providing seed funding (up to 500 Euros) and basic support in order to stimulate teacher training workshops in developing regions. This funding to support the OAS activities that can be used to produce materials to distribution to workshop participants or travel/subsistence support for teachers to attend the workshop.

Although this funding is aimed specifically at developing countries, exceptions with appropriate motivation will be accepted. Proposals should also be in alignment with the IAU100 goals and more specifically, the OAS goals.

Each proposal will be reviewed by the OAS task force and the approved sessions will be eligible to use the OAS-IAU100 logo, to be announced in both IAU100 and OAS site and social media. Participants will be entitled to receive the OAS-IAU100 participation certificate and promoters the OAS-IAU100 ambassadors certificates.

Please review the complete list of proposal requirements, conditions and criteria here. The final programme of the session should be submitted to the OAS Task Force for the approval via the online form.

The call for proposals will be open until the end of the IAU100 celebrations. Proposals requesting funds have to be submitted by 31 January 2019 at 23:59h CET. All applicants requesting financial support will receive feedback regarding the decision in February 2019.

For more information visit the OAS website.


Gustavo Rojas

Rosa Doran

Jorge Rivero González
IAU100 Coordinator