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North Carolina State University (NCSU) - North Carolina Space Grant

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04/06/20 5:00 PM EST


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Grants to North Carolina college and university faculty members for research projects. Funding is intended for tenure-track and research faculty at the level of Assistant Professor or higher to engage in new research, develop new projects, and create new collaborations to align their work with that of National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) related Mission Directorates. The Funding Source encourages proposals from females and underrepresented minority groups.

The North Carolina Space Grant (NC Space Grant) Faculty Research Grant is designed to provide support for faculty. This award is aimed at both emerging and established researchers.

The goals of the Faculty Research Grant are to incentivize faculty to:

  • Develop new research projects or research directions;
  • Meaningfully engage undergraduate and/or graduate students in their research endeavors; and
  • Cultivate collaboration among new partners (e.g., universities and colleges, NASA centers, federal laboratories or research facilities, the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, commercial space and other industry partners, formal and informal education partners, state and local government agencies, etc.).

Recognizing that some faculty and students populations and institutions have historically been underserved and underrepresented within research opportunities and in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, NC Space Grant encourages submissions that encourage and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

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GrantWatch ID#: 162140

Number of Grants:

Space Grant may award up to four (4) Faculty Research Grants.

Term of Contract:

The Faculty Research Grant will be awarded for a two-year period of performance at a level of up to $40,000 per award (up to $20,000 per year).

The period of performance is June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2022:
- Year 1: June 1, 2020 – May 31, 2021
- Year 2: June 1, 2021 – May 31, 2022

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements
- This solicitation is open to faculty members of all 4-year accredited N.C. colleges and universities in the State of North Carolina, public or private.
- Only tenure-track or research faculty at the level of Assistant Professor or higher are eligible to apply.
- Awardees must be qualified to serve as a principal investigator (PI) at their respective institution.
- U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. Permanent residents, foreign nationals, and resident aliens are also eligible to apply for funding but with budget restrictions (see Section 4.H. Budget and Budget Narrative).
- Any student(s) supported with award funds must be a U.S. citizen(s).
- Submission is limited to one proposal per PI. There can only be one PI per project proposal. Although this grant encourages cross-institutional collaboration, only one PI may be funded (e.g., to travel to another lab or facility to participate in research).

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for full proposals is 5 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2020. Full proposals will be submitted using an online proposal-management system portal. The portal will automatically close after this time. Please do not wait until the last minute to start your application process and/or submit your materials.

Non-federal matching funds equal to at least 50 percent of the federal funding request must be provided (i.e., 0.5:1). This cost-match should be demonstrated in the proposed budget.

Contact Information:

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

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Point of Contact:
Sandy Canfield
Assistant Director

US Mail:
North Carolina Space Grant
Campus Box #7515
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7515

FedEx and Special Delivery Address:
North Carolina Space Grant
NC State Centennial Campus
850 Main Campus Drive
Suite 105, Toxicology Building
Raleigh, NC 27606

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