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Research Infrastructure Programs - Faculty Research Seed Grant Program (FRSG)

Grants to Maine Researchers and University Faculty for New
Scientific Research Projects and to Develop New Collaborations

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Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)

LOI Date:

07/19/19

Deadline Date:

09/30/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $40,000 to Maine faculty and researchers at nonprofit research institutions and IHEs for NASA-related research and new partnerships with NASA centers. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to applying. Funding is intended to support projects that strengthen the research infrastructure capacity of the institution and improve the competitive position of research faculty. The goal of the program is to improve the research competitive position of Maine researchers for larger scale funding from NASA and other agencies by supporting projects that are aligned with NASA priority areas and the state of Maine’s strength.

Eligible uses of funds include, but may not be limited to, the below activities:
- Preliminary research activities
- Travel to NASA field centers
- Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doc student support
- Disciplinary-specific workshops for networking between Maine researchers and NASA

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162070

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum of $40,000 will be awarded in NASA funds under the FRSG program.

Term of Contract:

Earliest project start date: Monday, October 14, 2019

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Faculty and researchers at Maine institutions of higher education, not-for-profit research institutions and affiliated industry members are eligible for consideration for award of a FRSG. Women, minorities and other underrepresented groups will be given special consideration. This opportunity is aimed at the emerging researcher or the established researcher who wish to pursue new research directions.

Unallowable costs include: Equipment purchases that include single items that are $5,000 or more and has a useful life of more than one year; general purpose equipment such as computers and printers, foreign travel, civil service personnel salaries or travel, facility repairs, renovations or additions.

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of intent are due Friday, July 19, 2019. Proposals are due on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Cost share is required at a 1:1.5 ratio (example: a $25,000 federal request will require a $37,500 Cost share commitment, for a total $62,500 award).

For projects requesting $10,000 or more, it is required to have the involvement of a NASA researcher as a mentor. Written confirmation of this relationship must accompany the proposal.

Timeline
- Release Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Letters of Intent Due: Friday, July 19, 2019
- Full proposals due: Monday, September 30, 2019
- Anticipated award announcements and earliest project date: Monday, October 14, 2019

Information for researchers: https://www.msgc.org/researchers/

Contact Information:

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

Jana Hall, Director of Education Programs
Maine Space Grant Consortium
87 Winthrop Street, Suite 200
Augusta, ME 04330

Phone: (207) 622-4688
Fax: (207) 622-4548
jana.hall@msgc.org

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