Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters

Research Infrastructure Program (RIP)

Grants to Wisconsin IHEs and Industrial Affiliate
Researchers for Space-Related Research Initiatives

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC)

Deadline Date:



Request a Grant Writer

Grants to Wisconsin research and faculty at funding source-affiliated IHEs and industrial affiliates for space-related research initiatives that involve students. Funding may be requested to start new or continue existing research programs. These awards offer research staff and faculty members support for a broad range of activities related to developing space science, aerospace, and space-related research infrastructure.

Programs should do two or more of the following:
-Emphasize new lines of space-related research.
-Increase research capability.
-Build research infrastructure.
-Establish research collaborations.
-Initiate research opportunities in line with the NASA Mission Directorates (For more information on NASA Directorates, see
-Enhance research collaborations, mentorships, and other opportunities with NASA Centers.
-Establish collaborations among faculty from liberal arts colleges with faculty from research-intensive doctoral universities, Wisconsin aerospace industries, and NASA Centers.
-Implement research activities linking academic and industrial affiliates, including workshops, seminars, internships, data transfer, and technology transfer.

Successful proposals will combine a robust, relevant research project with a plan that fully integrates students into meaningful, high-caliber, significant research experiences from 10 weeks to a full or academic year, culminating in a presentation. Awards will be based on the proposal topic, quality, credentials of the investigator(s), the probability of success in developing space-related research infrastructure, and specific plans on how this seed funding will help to build this research program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162197

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Multi-institutional Awards: up to $20,000**
-Major Awards: up to $10,000
-Minor Award: up to $5,000

*Based on availability of funds.

**Projects demonstrating collaboration between two- and four-year campuses or multiple four-year campuses will be eligible for the multi-institutional award.

Term of Contract:

Research experiences may span 10 weeks to a full academic year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Principal investigator and funded students must be U.S. Citizens.
-Faculty and research staff at all WSGC universities and colleges and staff at WSGC industrial affiliates are eligible.
-Research initiatives must focus on NASA-related activities including: earth and atmospheric sciences, astronautics, aeronautics, space sciences, and any other space-related fields (e.g. agriculture, business, law, medicine, nursing, social and behavioral sciences, space architecture, and space biology).
-The Consortium especially encourages applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities.

WSGC Universities and Colleges:

WSGC Industrial Affiliates:

Pre-Application Information:

The minimum match requirement is 1:1.

Fall Application:
-Applications Open: October 24, 2018
-Submission Deadline: December 4, 2018
-Award Announcements: February 22, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Register online to apply:

Please direct questions about the Research Infrastructure Program to:

Gubbi Sudhakaran, Associate Director for Research Infrastructure, WSGC Interim Associate Dean
College of Science and Health University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Phone: 608-785-8431
Fax: 608-785-8403

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Carthage College
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: 262-551-6054

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Wisconsin