Special 2012-2013 Research Seed Program
Your proposal must address each of the categories listed below. Be sure to
clearly label each category within your proposal. You will be asked to upload
your proposal at the bottom of the application. It should not exceed 15 pages,
including figures. Proposal budgets cannot exceed 1 year and a $20,000 maximum
No match is required for this proposal; however matching funds that demonstrate
strong buy-in by the proposing institution will strengthen the proposal.
Indicate any matching funds and the source (overhead, equipment, labor) with
similar detail. Any institutional overhead must be applied as matching funds.
Call the WSGC Lead Office at (920) 465-2108 or the Associate Director
for Research’s Office at (608) 785-8431
if you have any questions.
Summarize your project in one page or less. Important issues to address here and
in the body of the proposal are why your topic is of interest to NASA and how
this project will build infrastructure or lead to the development of a larger
proposal effort to NASA or another government agency. Proposals that are
specific in these plans will be rated more highly than those that indicate a
general intent to take the next step. Please refer to the NASA website
http://www.nasa.gov for more information on the goals and objectives of each
NASA Mission Directorate.
Summarize current and previous research on the topic. Provide references of
related work. Be aware that not all of the WSGC review panel members are likely
to be experts in your area, so make sure you provide fundamental information on
3. Proposed Activities:
Describe your research objectives, methods and expected outcomes. Again, be sure
to provide fundamental information on your research. Outline the student
research experience plan, including how traditionally underrepresented students
will be recruited and selected; how they will be mentored and their experiences
planned; and how they will be tracked longitudinally at the conclusion of their
4. Time Line:
Please provide dates of when you will start the project, when you will finish
the project and any dates in between when specific/important steps of the work
will be started or completed. You will be required to submit an Interim Report
and a Final Report. Research should start
during Fall of 2014.
For this year, all WSGC dollars for this proposal
must be budgeted as student stipends.
Provide a budget summary that breaks down these
stipends into labor (people, hours, rates and total), travel and any other costs
(with detail sufficient to be clear to the reviewers). Student travel to the
WSGC Annual Space Conference is expected as part of the proposal and should be
incorporated into their stipends.
6. Previous Funding:
If you have received previous funding from the WSGC Research Infrastructure
Program, you must demonstrate that your past research project has met the goals
and objectives of our Research Infrastructure Program. You should provide
specific information on how your research led to larger proposal submission(s),
broader collaborations, etc. As this is a seed grant program, priority for
funding will be given to those projects that can demonstrate strongest growth in
Wisconsin’s aerospace infrastructure. Also include the previous support from
the WSGC Research Infrastructure Program (title, date, amount).
For additional information contact Gubbi Sudhakaran, Associate
Director for Research at
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