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Research Seed Grant

Grants to Michigan IHE Faculty for New Research
Projects in Science, Engineering, and Aerospace

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)

Deadline Date:

12/04/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Michigan junior and senior IHE faculty for pilot research projects in the areas of science, engineering, mathematics, life sciences, or other education-related topics. Preference is given to projects in the areas of earth system or space science and aerospace, although awards are not strictly limited to these topics. Women, under-represented minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

This program is designed to facilitate the development of research expertise that will allow research activities to be proposed to other federal or non-federal funding sources.

Proposals will be read by reviewers from a range of scientific areas so clarity is the responsibility of the proposer. Note: while writing your proposal, please keep in mind the mission of the MSGC includes creating, developing, and promoting programs that reflect NASA strategic interests. See Supporting Documents below for the NASA Strategic Plan.

Funding can be used for travel and to purchase supplies and services. Funding can also be used for faculty and student salaries if they are U.S. citizens.

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Mission: To create, develop, and promote programs that support its vision and reflect NASA strategic interests, and to encourage cooperation between academia, industry, and state and local government in space-related science and technology in Michigan.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162114

Estimated Size of Grant:

Awards: up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

The funding interval for the grant is from May 2018 through April 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Participation in this program is limited to faculty (research and professorial) at MSGC affiliate and lead institutions. Member institutions (and individuals) are not limited to one proposal. Persons who received a Research Seed Grant in the previous year are not eligible to submit a proposal.

MSGC funds cannot be used for purchases of $5,000 or over. Purchases under $5,000 are considered supplies and materials and are allowed. MSGC funds cannot be used to pay salaries, stipends, or travel to persons that are not U.S. citizens. Foreign travel is not allowed.

Pre-Application Information:

Submission Deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. - no exceptions.

Award notification: Award recipients will be notified of their tentative selection by February 28, 2017. Funds will be dispersed in May 2018, pending receipt of the budgeted 2018 federal funds.

Research Seed Grants must be matched (at least one-to-one) with funds from non-federal sources. In–kind and waived indirect cost matches for Seed Grants are not permitted.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Bonnie Bryant
Michigan Space Grant Consortium
University of Michigan
1320 Beal Avenue
1049 FXB Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140

Telephone: (734) 764-9508
Fax: (734) 763-6904

To contact MSGC Representatives at Affiliate Institutions, see a list here:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan