Science and Technology Funding Opportunity: Pre-Proposals Due August 17

The Planetary Society invites proposals to its grants program, Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP) Grants. These are planetary science and/or technology grants chosen from an open, international, competed proposal process. Proposals must fit within one or more of The Planetary Society’s core enterprises (Explore Worlds, Find Life, Defend Earth). All funding will come from Planetary Society members and donors. Preliminary proposals are due August 17, 2022. Based on the pre-proposal submissions, a small number of proposers will be invited to submit full proposals from which grant selections will be made. For this round of STEP Grants, the nominal expectation is two awards of approximately $50,000 each. More information can be found at