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Joint University-Industry Research Opportunity Program

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

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NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC)

Deadline Date:

03/08/21 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. Funding is intended 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.

All proposals must align with one of the four NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration & Operations, Science, and Space Technology.

Advantages of this program are as follows:

To the Industry:

  • Allows access to the most recent thinking or developments in specialized fields
  • Enables the use of special equipment or facilities at the universities
  • Provides for the development of new lines of inquiry without significant investment in skilled personnel or equipment

To Universities:

  • Allows access to the commercial research and development world
  • Stimulates growth 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 between 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162193

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each successful applicant will receive up to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Project duration is one year.

The anticipated project start date is May 16, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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

Space Grant Institutions:

Recipients of NASA WV Space Grant funds 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.

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

Pre-Application Information:

- Proposal due date: Monday, March 8, 2021, by 11:59 PM (EST)
- Awards announcement date: Mid-April 2021
- Anticipated project start date: May 16, 2021

Each PI may submit no more than one proposal per category.

Grants must be matched by at least the same amount in cash and in-kind support from non-Federal sources.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

For questions regarding budget-related or proposal format issues, please contact the NASA WVSGC office at (304) 293-4099 or email:

NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium / NASA EPSCoR
West Virginia University
341 Mineral Resources Building
P.O. Box 6070
Morgantown, WV 26506-6070

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