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NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium -- 2018 Community and Technical College Funding Opportunity

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium is accepting proposals to extend the Consortium’s capabilities and enhance collaborations with Missouri Community and Technical Colleges. The Consortium expects to award a total of approximately $42,500 under this solicitation for proposals with anticipated funding levels of up to $7,500 per proposal. Note that a one-to-one cost share match is required for all funds awarded as a result of this solicitation. The Missouri Space Grant Office reserves the right to partially fund proposals if deemed appropriate.

The main mission of the Consortium is to maintain and enhance, through the State's research universities and corporate partners, the Nation’s workforce capabilities in aerospace and space related science, engineering, and technology; and to aid in the dissemination of NASA related information to students, faculty, researchers, and the general public. The primary goal of the Consortium is to inspire, motivate, recruit, educate, and train students to be competent researchers at all academic levels in order to help meet Missouri’s and NASA’s need for skilled, knowledgeable, diverse, and high-performing professional scientists, engineers, technologists, and educators specializing in the fields of interest to NASA.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to accredited Community and Technical Colleges in Missouri.

Pertinent Dates

Date of Announcement: February 5th, 2018

       Proposal Due Date: March 16th, 2018

Period of Performance

January 1st, 2018 – December 31st, 2018

 

Download the Announcement of Proposal Guidelines HERE

Download the Budget Form to be submitted with the Proposal HERE

2017 Community and Technical College Initiative

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Announcing the 2017 Community and Technical College Initiative being funded by the NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium. 

You can download the 2017 Community and Technical College Initiative Announcement which describes the grant opportunity in detail and a budget form to be used along with the proposal to be sent.

This is an excellent opportunity for community and technical colleges to involve students in interesting projects that might provide a career enhancing/changing spark!

I would very much appreciate your active help in spreading this solicitation to anyone you might know at community colleges and encouraging them to apply.

For more information, please contact Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan (information below).  He will be able to set up a visit to your community college or university to talk more in depth about the funding opportunity to those interested.

 

Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan

Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Director, NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO 65401

bala [at] mst [dot] edu

Tel: 573-341-4675

NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium -- 2018 Associates Award Competition

Event date(s): Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018


NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium 2018 Associates Award Competition

Announcement

Pertinent Dates

Solicitation: June 12, 2018
Proposals Due: July 11, 2018
Anticipated Period of Performance: July 15, 2018 – April 30, 2018
 

Introduction

The NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium is requesting proposals to extend the Consortium’s capabilities and enhance collaborations with Missouri academic institutions that are not permanent members. The MOSGC expects to award a total of approximately $70,000 under this solicitation for proposals with anticipated funding levels ranging from $7,500 to $15,000 per proposal. Proposals for lesser amounts will be considered. Note that, excluding fellowships and scholarships, a one-to-one cost share match is required for all funds awarded as a result of this solicitation. The Missouri Space Grant Office reserves the right to partially fund proposals if deemed appropriate. The actual distribution of awards will be dependent upon the availability of FY2018 funding from NASA.
 
The main mission of the Consortium is to maintain and enhance, through the State's research universities and corporate partners, the Nation’s workforce capabilities in aerospace and space related science, engineering, and technology; and to aid in the dissemination of NASA related information to students, faculty, researchers, and the general public. The primary goal of the Consortium is to inspire, motivate, recruit, educate, and train students to be competent researchers at all academic levels in order to help meet Missouri’s and NASA’s need for skilled, knowledgeable, diverse, and high-performing professional scientists, engineers, technologists, and educators specializing in the fields of interest to NASA.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to accredited academic institutions and informal education providers in Missouri that are not permanent Affiliates of the Consortium.

 

For more information regarding Missouri NASA EPSCoR, contact Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan, bala [at] mst [dot] edu.

NASA EPSCoR RID Competition

Event date(s): Monday, June 19, 2017


 
Solicitation: May 2, 2017
Required Notices of Intent Due: May 22, 2017
Proposal Due: June 19, 2017
Anticipated Period of Performance: June 26, 2017 - May 5, 2018
 

Introduction

The NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is administered through NASA’s Office of Education. The purpose of NASA EPSCoR is to strengthen the research capability of jurisdictions that have not participated equably in competitive federal research and development activities in the recent past.

In 2017, the NASA-EPSCoR Missouri jurisdiction is accepting one-year proposals from early-career faculty members at research institutions in Missouri (see Eligibility section below) in order to improve NASA related research capabilities within the state. Research Infrastructure Development (RID) proposals should focus on building the core strength needed to develop and enhance competitive research and technology development methods and activities for solutions to scientific and technical problems of importance to NASA. Successful proposals will address national research interests as defined by one or more of NASA’s three Mission Directorates, the Office of the Chief Technologist, and/or one or more of NASA’s Field Research Centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The selected proposals will also contribute to the overall research infrastructure for science, engineering, and technology capabilities; higher education; and/or economic development in Missouri. For a proposal to be considered for funding, one or more letters of support and/or collaboration on the proposed work from NASA scientists and/or engineers must be included with the proposal when submitted.

The NASA-EPSCoR Missouri jurisdiction expects to award a total of approximately $120,400 in 2017 under this solicitation. Therefore, individual one-year proposals with maximum sponsored funding levels of up to $20,000 each are requested. Note that a minimum one-to-one cost share match is required for all funds awarded as a result of this solicitation (total maximum project cost of $40,000). Proposals are limited to one per Principal Investigator.

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to accredited academic institutions performing scientific research and/or technology development and serving students at all academic levels in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in Missouri. Principal Investigators must be untenured tenure-track faculty (generally Assistant Professors) who will have not received tenure as of July 1, 2017 and who have less than five years in service as full time faculty at their institution. Note that for collaborative proposals with co-investigators, only proposals with early-career untenured tenure-track faculty as primary principle investigators will be accepted. Primary principle investigators provide the bulk of the work and receive the bulk of the funding awarded for developing their research infrastructure.

 

For more information regarding Missouri NASA EPSCoR, contact Dr. S.N. Balakrishnan, bala [at] mst [dot] edu.

NASA-Missouri Space Grant Consortium 2017 Associates Award Competition

Event date(s): Monday, June 19, 2017


Announcement

Important Dates

Solicitation: May 1, 2017
Proposals Due: June 19, 2017
Anticipated Period of Performance: July 10, 2017 - April 30, 2018
 

Introduction

The NASA Missouri Space Grant Office is accepting proposals to extend the Consortium’s capabilities and enhance collaborations with Missouri academic institutions that are not permanent members. The Office expects to award a total of approximately $69,000 under this solicitation for proposals with anticipated funding levels ranging from $7,500 to $15,000 per proposal. This call is dependent upon availability of FY 2017 funds. Proposals for lesser amounts will be considered. Note that, excluding fellowships and scholarships, a one-to-one cost share match is required for all funds awarded as a result of this solicitation. The Missouri Space Grant Office reserves the right to partially fund proposals if deemed appropriate.
The main mission of the Consortium is to maintain and enhance, through the State's research universities and corporate partners, the Nation’s workforce capabilities in aerospace and space related science, engineering, and technology; and to aid in the dissemination of NASA related information to students, faculty, researchers, and the general public. The primary goal of the Consortium is to inspire, motivate, recruit, educate, and train students to be competent researchers at all academic levels in order to help meet Missouri’s and NASA’s need for skilled, knowledgeable, diverse, and high-performing professional scientists, engineers, technologists, and educators specializing in the fields of interest to NASA.
 

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to accredited academic institutions and informal education providers in Missouri that are not permanent Affiliates of the Consortium.