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Faculty Research Initiation Grant

Grants to Wyoming IHE Faculty Members for
Aeronautics and Space Exploration Research

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Wyoming Space Grant Consortium (WSGC)

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Grants of up to $20,000 to Wyoming IHE faculty members to support research related to aeronautics and space exploration. Funding is available to new faculty at the early stage of their careers as well as established faculty members who are beginning a significantly new direction in research. Project goals must be in line with NASA National Space Grant, and the strategic missions of one or more of NASA‘s Mission Directorates.

These grants are intended to give proposers a “leg-up” in future proposals to other funding agencies (including NASA and NSF). Women, faculty from underrepresented groups, and early career faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

Awards are normally made for faculty summer salary, including benefits.

Supplies or other research expenses (including wages/support for students or post-docs and travel necessary for the project) are also acceptable.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176964

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests can be made up to a maximum of $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Projects may begin in July and must must be completed by the end of June of the following year (unless other arrangements are made in advance). Any amount of money that remains unspent by the end of June of the following year will be relinquished.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Faculty Grant proposals may be submitted by faculty members at the University of Wyoming, Wyoming’s community colleges, or the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Cheyenne Campus.
-Faculty must be U.S. citizens. Faculty who are not U.S. citizens may apply for the grant to supply salary or other support for students (who are U.S. citizens) working on the project – unfortunately none of the award may go directly to a faculty member who is not a U.S. citizen.
-Proposals must be of a nationally competitive nature.
-Faculty must hold the rank of assistant professor, associate professor, professor, research associate, full-time faculty/instructor at a community college, or equivalent (sorry, adjunct faculty members and post docs are not eligible).

The award may not be used for page charges, international travel, tuition for special institutes or off-campus programs, or the purchase of equipment costing more than $1,000.

Pre-Application Information:

Cost share in the form of faculty time spent on the project while receiving salary from the University or a community college is required in an amount equal to the award.

Proposals that include non-federal cost share that can be documented will be given priority.

Applications are due February 9, 2018.

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


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Wyoming