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Joint University–Industry Research Program

Grants to West Virginia IHEs and High-Tech
Companies for Collaborative Technology Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC)

Deadline Date:

03/05/18 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $20,000 to West Virginia higher education institutions and high-tech companies for collaborative research projects. The purpose of this program is to support the transfer and development of technologies to the private sector. Projects should result in the creation of patents and high-tech jobs within the state.

Advantages of this program are as follows:

To the Industry
-Allows access to most recent thinking or developments in specialized fields
-Allows use of special equipment or facilities at the universities
-Allows development of new lines of inquiry without major investment in specialized personnel or equipment

To Universities
-Allows access to the commercial research and development world
-Stimulates development of new clientele, providing new markets for research expertise and new opportunities for students

To the State of West Virginia
-Encourages the use of capital-intensive university equipment and facilities by industrial scientists and engineers adding a new level of return on State investment
-Stimulates meaningful interaction of university faculty and industry
-Stimulates the growth of small high-tech businesses in West Virginia and encourages longer term development of advanced technology products by firms of all sizes

The consortium will award these grants based on the following criteria:
1. Scientific and technical merit
2. Relevance to NASA and West Virginia’s priorities in science and technology
3. Collaborative plan and research methodology
4. Potential for long-term impact
5. Budget soundness and industrial and institutional support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162193

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000

Term of Contract:

Project duration is one year.

The anticipated project start date is May 16, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funds are available for collaborative research projects between faculty at Space Grant institutions and the high technology sector of West Virginia economy.

Space Grant Institutions:

Students supported by NASA WV Space Grant must be U.S. Citizens.

Priority will be given to those who have not been awarded a similar grant in the past and are within five years of joining a Consortium academic affiliate as a tenure track member of the faculty.

Indirect charges are prohibited and the waiver of such charges may not be included as a component of the required cost share.

The use of NASA funds for foreign travel and purchase of equipment is prohibited.

Pre-Application Information:

All grants must be matched by at least the same amount in cash and in-kind support from non-Federal sources. Evidence of true commitment by the industrial partner in the definition of the problem, design of the methodology, and the actual conduct of the research must be demonstrated within the proposal.

-Proposal due date: Monday, March 5, 2018 by 11:59 PM (EST)
-Awards announcement date: Mid-April 2018
-Anticipated project start date: May 16, 2018
-Project duration: One year

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications online:

Candy Cordwell
(304) 293-4099

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Geographic Focus:

USA: West Virginia