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Faculty Fellowship

Fellowships to Montana IHE Faculty Members to
Mentor Students in STEM-Related Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Montana Space Grant Consortium (MSGC)

Deadline Date:

10/12/18 5:00 PM


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Fellowships ranging from $1,500 to $7,500 to Montana faculty and other research professionals affiliated with qualifying higher education institutions to mentor students in STEM fields of interest. This fellowship program is intended to expand and enhance research activities on Montana campuses. The funding source is particularly interested in increasing the number of Montana faculty mentors who take on undergraduate student researchers.

Examples of supported fields beyond traditionally-thought-of NASA fields include geospatial technology, information technology, biochemistry, earth science, ecology, etc.

Fellowships are intended to give Montana faculty members time to participate in training, professional development, and/or research that furthers their research careers in fields of interest to NASA. Faculty members interested in support for developing or modifying courses should use the MSGC Education Enhancement opportunity. Faculty members interested in carrying out more complex NASA-related research should consider proposing for a Montana NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation grant.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182222

Number of Grants:

The funding source anticipates awarding 2-4 fellowships in this round. The exact number depends on the availability of funding and the size of top-ranked fellowship proposals.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellowship amounts can range between $1,500 and $7,500 and are offered at a flat rate of
$1,500 per full-time week.

Term of Contract:

Fellowships can be carried out any time of year but cannot be added compensation. Therefore, the funding source anticipates that most fellowships will take place in the summer months. Fellowships can begin as early as January 1, 2019 and must conclude no later than December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Recipients must be faculty members, college instructors, or research professionals in a STEM field at a MSGC member institution (see
- Must be a US citizen.

Priority is given to faculty who:
- Will concurrently mentor MSGC Apprentices or academic year ARES students (see for more information about Apprenticeship and ARES
- Work at smaller Montana campuses, meaning any campus other than MSU and UM.
- Will undergo training or conduct a project directly related to current NASA research (see
- Have no other support mechanisms for taking training and/or conducting research with
undergraduate students.
- Are junior faculty members.

MSGC will not support fellows in medical areas.

Pre-Application Information:

2019 Faculty fellowship timeline:
- Proposals are due by 5 PM, Friday, October 12, 2018.
- Award decisions will be made by December 14, 2018

Fellowship award amounts must be matched 1:1 with non-federal real or in-kind dollars by the home institution. It is anticipated that the majority of matching funds will be in-kind academic year appointment time already covered by the institution.

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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For questions, contact:

Randy Larimer, MSGC Deputy Director

Physical Office Location:
416 Cobleigh Hall
Montana State University

Office Mailing Address:
PO Box 173835
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Montana