Higher Education Program
Please combine your proposal into a single file and label each section
clearly using the requested category below. You will be asked to upload the
file at the bottom of the application form. It should not exceed 4 pages,
Summarize your project in one page or less. Important issues to address here and
in the body of the proposal are how this project will provide curriculum
development, faculty enhancement, or in any other way provide training for
undergraduates in the space sciences, aerospace engineering, or other
Summarize the current and previous research on the topic to be covered by the
grant and indicate its importance to the field. Also, NASA guidelines require
that every proposal demonstrate how the proposed activities align with the goals
and objectives of one or more mission Directorate or NASA Center goals (see
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 your topic.
3. Proposed Activities:
• Purpose – include audience, educational objectives
• Method – what activity(ies) will be included
• Expected Outcomes – anticipated value, added benefits
Again, be sure to provide fundamental information on your project. The proposed
project should provide value-added, higher education teaching or training in an
innovative way, and the proposal should document how these goals will be
achieved. It is important to note that it is expected that faculty spend
considerable time updating courses as a normal part of their duties. Proposed
work falling under the purview of normal course development or improvement is
unlikely to be funded.
4. Evaluation Plan:
Provide a brief self-evaluation plan, including how the program will be
continued after WSGC funds are no longer available.
5. Time Line/Schedule:
Please provide dates when you will start the project, when you will finish the
project, and any important milestones. You will be required to submit an Interim
Report and a Final Report.
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). The Higher
Education program normally will provide funding for labor, including your
collaborators and students. Travel will be considered if it is fundamentally
important to your project. Out of country travel cannot be funded. You also need
to indicate matching funds and the source (overhead, equipment, labor) with
similar detail. Also note that 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 project and
apply them as matching funds. Call the WSGC Program Office (920)465-2108 if you
would like help in this matter.
Include brief qualifications for any personnel included in projects.
For additional information contact John Borg, Associate Director for Higher
Education Incentives at (414) 288-7519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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