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Grants to Connecticut Faculty and Research Staff at IHEs for Research Projects in Aerospace and Space Science

Faculty Research Grant


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Funding Source
NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Connecticut

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/17/24 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 to Connecticut faculty, research staff and associates, and postdoctoral fellows at eligible IHEs to pursue research projects in the areas of science, aeronautics, space technology, and human space exploration. Diverse applicants and interdisciplinary collaborations are highly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants who are non-tenured and/or early career, who use awarded funds as seed money, who collaborate with other state Consortium members, and whose research involves or supports students.

To encourage faculty participation in research in areas related to the mission of NASA at Connecticut Space Grant Consortium member institutions, the Consortium will award faculty research grants during the program year. 

Eligible activities include research in any area related to the mission of NASA as illustrated by its Mission Directorates. (See

The budget may include items such as technician and support staff salaries, summer salaries, student stipends, fringe benefits, supplies, and materials.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Full-time Faculty at Consortium Member Institutions are eligible to apply. Full-time research staff, research associates, including postdoctoral fellows are also eligible to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants who 1) are non-tenured and/or early career, including post-doctoral fellow, 2) who use these funds as seed money, 3) who collaborate with other Consortium members (within CT), and 4) whose research involves/supports students.

Diverse applicants are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications will not be accepted from applicants who received a Faculty Research Grant, or a STEM Education Research Grant from NASA CTSGC during the prior academic year. Please note, NASA CTSGC defines an academic year as beginning on or about September 1st and ending on or about August 31st.

NASA CTSGC funds may not be used for equipment purchases. The definition for equipment is an article of tangible nonexpendable personal property that has a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit. General-purpose equipment approved by the NASA Grant Officer. Items below $5,000 are classified as supplies. If essential to the project, NASA CTSGC funds may be used for the purchase of supplies. NASA CTSGC funds may not be used to purchase computers or tablets.

No indirect costs may be charged to the NASA Grant: however, indirect charges may be included within the matching contributions. Travel may not be charged to a Faculty Research Grant.

Pre-Application Information
- Application Due Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 11:59PM
- Awards Announced: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

If you are considering applying for NASA CTSGC funding, you should contact your Campus Director as far in advance as possible to review the application process, and the steps that should be followed for a successful application submission.

Please be sure to contact the appropriate grants office within your institution before submitting your proposal; institutional office approval is required on your application.

Faculty/staff salary and stipend (including fringe/benefits) may not exceed 50% of the award amount.

Faculty who respond must show a 1:1 Non-Federal cost match ratio.

For use of NASA facilities, University Affairs Offices at NASA Centers must be contacted.

Funds will be available upon successful completion of a sub-award to the master agreement between the grant awardee’s institution and the University of Hartford, and then will be paid to the grant awardee’s institution to be distributed according to its policies related to faculty grants. Final payment will be made upon submission and approval of all post-award reporting. Details will be conveyed within the award agreement.

Number of Applications Allowed Per Applicant: 1

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For additional information:

Number of Grants
Number of Possible Awardees: 9

Estimated Size of Grant
Approximate Award amount: Up to $10,000

Term of Contract
All awards must be completed by January 31, 2025.

Contact Information
To apply online:
Note: Please do not submit online applications using a mobile device.

For questions or problems with the application, please contact the NASA CT office at 860-768-4813 or

Each Consortium Member institution has a Campus Director. Questions should be directed to that person. If you are unable to contact the appropriate Campus Director, inquiries may be directed to the Consortium Office. For a list of Consortium members and Campus Directors, see:

NASA CT Space Grant Consortium
203 Dana Hall, University of Hartford (Lead Institution)
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

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