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Grants to Connecticut Faculty at Eligible Universities to
Support Research Projects in Aerospace and Space Science

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Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC)

Deadline Date:

10/03/18 11:59 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Connecticut faculty at eligible institutions to pursue research projects in the areas of space science, aeronautics, space technology, and the human exploration of space. Priority will be given to collaborations, research that involves students, and early-career applicants.

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. Research grants are available to support faculty, staff, and students in research pursuits.

Research Grants provide the opportunity for faculty of consortium institutions to work on novel research projects involving NASA centers, the aerospace industry, or other fields that are of interest to NASA and their strategic enterprises. (NASA restricts research grants to U.S. Citizens.)

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

A proposal must demonstrate a link between the proposal work and one of NASA’s strategic enterprises. They are Space Science, Mission to Planet Earth, Human Exploration and Development of Space, Space Technology, and Aeronautics.

NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium (CTSGC) is one of 52 state-based, university-led Space Grant Consortia funded by NASA Education to develop and implement student fellowship and scholarship programs, interdisciplinary space-related research infrastructure, education, and public service programs; and cooperative initiatives with industry, research laboratories, and state, local and other governments. Space Grant operates at the intersection of NASA’s interest as implemented by alignment with the Mission Directorates and NASA CTSG’s interests.

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GrantWatch ID#: 162058

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Award amount: Up to $10,000

Term of Contract:

Awards may be for a single semester, full academic year, and/or summer time periods.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants – Full-time Faculty at Consortium Member Institutions who are U.S. Citizens are eligible to apply. Full-time research staff and associates are also eligible to apply.

NASA Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandates that only citizens of the United States of America may receive direct funding from any NASA Space Grant award. Direct funding for non-citizens must be comprised of institutionally matched funds or other nonfederal funds.

Applications will not be accepted from award recipients who have received a Faculty Research Grant from NASA CTSGC during the prior academic year. All other program award recipients, including Undergraduate Student-Faculty Summer Research, are eligible to apply for NASA CTSGC in consecutive academic years. 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.

Pre-Application Information:

If you are considering applying for NASA CTSGC funding you should contact your Campus Director as far in advance as possible to understand exactly what steps need to be followed and to allow sufficient time for approvals.

Application Due Date: October 3, 2018

Decisions are anticipated within six weeks of the submission of proposals.

Faculty who respond must show a 1:1 Non-Federal cost match ratio within their budgets. For example, if you are responding to a $10,000 research grant, your budget needs to show $20,000 with a $10,000 match (funds not supplied by the federal government) and $10,000 supplied by the Consortium. Evidence of your institution’s agreement to this match should be included within your proposal. Please be sure to contact the appropriate grants office within your institution before submitting your proposal; institutional office signature is required on your application.

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


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the application via email:

Mrs. Janet Spatcher, Program Coordinator

NASA CT Space Grant
University of Hartford, Dana 203
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

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