Research Infrastructure Program
Request for Proposals 2014-2015
Submittal Deadline: February 13, 2014
Award Announcements: April 11, 2014
The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) Research Infrastructure Program is designed to provide support to faculty and research staff from the WSGC universities and colleges seeking to initiate a new research program, and from WSGC industrial affiliates to establish a space-related research program. The awards provide faculty and research staff support for a variety of activities related to developing space science, aerospace, and space-related research infrastructure.
Current & Past Award Recipients
*Based on availability of funds. WSGC will not fund overhead,
however, it may be counted as institutional match. A 1:1 match is required.
Faculty Research Seed Grant and Proposal Writing grants will awarded up to a $5,000* award per year. Second year funding is possible, but a new proposal will need to be submitted that describes the progress made toward achieving the program goals. Other Research Initiative awards to support infrastructure development or collaborations will be made up to $1,000.* Awards will be based on the proposal topic, quality, credentials of the investigator(s), the probability of success in developing space-related research infrastructure, and specific plans on how this seed funding will help to build this research program.
Faculty and research staff
WSGC universities and colleges and staff at
WSGC industrial affiliates are eligible.
university/industry teams in all areas of research will be considered; however,
research initiatives must focus on NASA-related activities including: earth and
atmospheric sciences, astronautics, aeronautics, space sciences, and any other
space-related fields (e.g.; agriculture, business, law, medicine, nursing,
social and behavioral sciences, and space architecture).
The Consortium especially
encourages applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities.
For more information on NASA
Awards will be made in the following categories: (1) modest grants for Faculty
Research Seed Grants and/or Faculty Proposal Writing; and (2) smaller grants for
other types of Research Initiatives such as seminars, workshops, and/or travel
to NASA Centers.
The Consortium is especially interested in applications that:
emphasize new lines of space-related research
increase research capability
build research infrastructure
establish research collaborations
initiate research opportunities in line with the NASA Mission
coordinate efforts with other NASA programs like the JOVE Program,
Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, Graduate Student Researchers Program, and
NASA Office of Equal Opportunity programs
enhance research collaborations, mentorships, and other
opportunities with NASA Centers
establish collaborations among faculty from liberal arts colleges
with faculty from research-intensive doctoral universities, Wisconsin aerospace
industries, and NASA Centers
implement research activities linking academic
and industrial affiliates, including workshops, seminars, internships, data
transfer, and technology transfer.
Before applying, please read the Additional Requirements.
For instructions on applying, please read the
Research Infrastructure Application Instructions
Questions about Research Infrastructure, contact:
Associate Director for Research Infrastructure
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601