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Educational Program Support: Pre-College Education, Public Outreach and Teacher Training Programs

Grants to Michigan IHEs and Organizations
to Enhance the Quality of STEM Education

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Funding Source:

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Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)

Deadline Date:

11/14/18 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Michigan IHEs, educational organizations, and community organizations to enhance the quality of STEM education, with a particular emphasis on aerospace and space exploration. Additional funding is available for programs that target underrepresented women, minorities, and disabled individuals.

Proposals that address the following National Space Grant goals will receive preferential evaluation:
-Establish and maintain a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, space and related fields;
-Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and Federal, state and local governments;
-Encourage interdisciplinary training, research and public service programs related to aerospace;
-Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology; and
-Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.


Pre-College Education:
This program promotes activities that encourage and enrich the study of mathematics, science, or technology for K‐12 students. Preference is given to those who focus on aerospace, space or earth system science. Eligible projects include development, implementation, and/or testing of activities or supplementary resources that meet the National Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology education as well as State educational requirements. Activities may include both in‐classroom work as well as informal activities occurring outside the classroom. One‐time single event activities receive a lower priority in the selection process.

Public Outreach:
This program supports conferences, workshops, publications, lecture series, non‐technical courses, science fairs, radio and television broadcasts, and other enrichment events that serve industry, state and local governments, non‐profit organizations, children, and adults with a focus on enhancing literacy and interest in mathematics, science, and technology. Preference is given to projects focusing on aerospace, space or earth system science.

Teacher Training:
This program promotes innovative higher education of pre‐service and in‐service teacher training in mathematics, science, and/or technology in aerospace, space or earth system science. Eligible activities include the development of courses and supplementary materials, entry‐level gateway courses, conferences and workshops for in‐service and pre‐service teacher education.

Augmented Support:
Additional funding is available to augment any of the above programs if the program targets under-represented minorities, women, and disabled individuals. Applications should describe in detail why these funds are necessary to assure the success of the project.

Use of Funds: Funding can be used for minimal travel and to purchase supplies and services. Funding can also be used for salaries of U.S. citizens. Purchases under $5,000 are considered supplies and materials and are allowed.

Strategic Interests: While writing your proposal, please keep in mind the MSGC mission includes creating, developing, and promoting programs that reflect NASA's strategic interests.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162078

Estimated Size of Grant:

Pre-College Education: This program awards up to $5,000.

Public Outreach: This program awards up to $5,000.

Teacher Training: This program awards up to $5,000.

Augmented Support: An additional $5,000 is available to augment any of the above programs.

Multi-Component Proposals: For any one program, the maximum award is $5,000. However, proposers may apply simultaneously to more than one of the program components listed above. Multi-component awards are given for exceptional proposals that meet all requirements. Applications should justify the additional resources needed based on the scale of the project and clearly indicate which programs they are applying to on the application form.

Term of Contract:

The official funding interval will be May 2019 through April 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All funding programs are open to state-wide participation from members of the MSGC as well as representatives from other non-sectarian education or community organizations.

Applicants currently funded through these programs are welcome to reapply for continuation funding.

Under-represented minorities, women, and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Collaboration: Applicants are encouraged to propose collaborative efforts that include partners from colleges and universities, business and industry, K-12 educational institutions, and/or community groups.

Funding cannot be used to pay salaries or travel to persons that are not U.S. Citizens or for purchases of $5,000 or over. Foreign travel is not allowed.

Pre-Application Information:

All application materials must be submitted online on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Award recipients will be notified of their selection by early spring 2019. Cost-reimbursable subaward agreements will go out late spring 2019.

At least a one-to-one cost matching (cash contributions or in-kind support) with non-federal funds is required. Indirect costs are not allowed on MSGC funds, although they may be considered as a component of the matching funds.

More information about National Space Grant goals may be found here:

Contact Information:

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

All application materials must be submitted online at:

Brenda Vyletel
Program Manager, MSGC
Climate and Space Research Bldg.
2455 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143
(734) 764 8327

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan