Special 2012-2013 Research Seed Program
Please section your proposal into the categories listed below. You will be asked to upload the file
at the bottom of the application form. It should
not exceed 15 pages, including figures. Proposal budgets cannot exceed 1 year
and $10,000 maximum award.
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. 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 most of the WSGC
review panel members are likely to be experts in your area, so make sure you
provide fundamental information on your topic.
3. Proposed Activities:
your research objectives, methods and expected outcomes. Again, be sure to
provide fundamental information on your research. Proposals must include
details of student involvement in
your research project.
4. Time Line:
Please provide dates of when you will start the project, when you will
finish the project and any dates 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 between May and June, 2012.
The Special 2012-2013 Research
Seed Grant program will provide funding for labor, including your
collaborators and students. Travel will also be supported if it is considered
important to your work or beneficial to your research experience. Out of country
travel cannot be funded. Your organization is required to provide
matching funds of at least 1:1 to your budget. Any institutional overhead must
be applied as matching funds. Given budget limitations, we will likely not
support any amount for equipment or rental of facilities. We highly recommend you find alternative means to
purchase equipment or materials needed for your research and apply them as
matching funds. Call the WSGC Lead Office (920) 465-2108 or Research Office
(608) 785-8431 if you would like us to help you in this matter.
You need to provide a budget summary for your proposal that shows labor (people,
hours, rates and total), travel details (where, transportation costs, hotel
costs, meal costs) and any other costs (with equivalent detail).
You also need to indicate matching funds and the source (overhead, equipment,
labor) with similar detail.
6. Previous Funding:
As this is a seed grant program, priority
for funding will be given to those projects that can lead to the strongest
growth in Wisconsin's aerospace infrastructure. 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. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or (608)
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