Funded Projects in 2023

The International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development (IAU OAD) has concluded its 11th annual call for proposals and 17 projects have been selected to receive funding in 2023 to use astronomy to further sustainable development. In addition, two multi-year projects, funded for 3 years from 2021-23, will receive 11,000 Euros for their second year of funding.

The OAD has also compiled a list of Recommended Projects that were approved by the reviewers but could not be funded by the IAU. Browse the list  of Recommended Projects and contact us for more information.

List of projects funded, in alphabetical order:

1.“Astro-Phy Quench” – A project of School of Astronomy and Physics Pakistan
2. Astro tourism development Tanzania Tanzania
3. Astro-Prison Consolidation in Nigeria Nigeria
4. Astronomy cadets afterschools Northern Ireland
5. Astronomy Club in Secondary Schools in Nigeria Nigeria
6. Astronomy Development for the Girl-Child Using Optical Telescope in Nigeria Nigeria
7. AstroPhy Ghana Ghana
8. Cenca bridge
Central America & Caribbean
9. Developing Basic Science and Astronomy using Experimental Satellites Ghana
10. Elimisha Msichana Elimisha Jamii na Astronomia (Educate a Girl Educate the entire Community with Astronomy) Kenya and Uganda.
11. Guide Training for the Tribal Students (Phase 2) India, Brazil
12. Inclusive astronomy in Guatemala Guatemala, in particular remote areas 
13. Internet of Things Lab for Air Quality Monitoring Senegal and other African countries
14. Langkawians Guide Malaysians to the Stars Malaysia
15. OruMbya – a library of silenced voices BRAZIL and other PLOAD Regional Office countries— Portugal, Cape Verde, Mozambique
16. Science and Astronomy in Southern Botswana Botswana
17. Scouts for Astronomy Kenya
18. The LightSound Project: Accessibility for the Blind/Low-Vision Community for the 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses North America – United States, Mexico, and Canada
19. The small corner of the stars : An initiative for development of local communities in “La Tatacoa” La Tatacoa Colombia