The following is a summary of awards that will be issued during our Spring 2018 Special RFP award cycle. For more information about these funding opportunities please visit our Faculty Programs Request for Proposals (Updated January 2018). To complete an application please visit our Forms page.
NASA CTSGC Spring 2018 Special RFP Call for Proposals
|Award||Audience||Anticipated Number of Awards||Award Amount||Application Due Date*||Awards Announced|
|Faculty Research||Faculty||3-4||up to $10,000||4/17/18||5/15/18|
|STEM Education Research||Faculty||2||up to $4,000||4/17/18||5/15/18|
|STEM Education Programming||Faculty||3||up to $2,000||4/17/18||5/15/18|
|Faculty Travel||Faculty||5||up to $1,000||4/17/18||5/15/18|
|Undergraduate Student-Faculty Summer Research||Faculty and student (4-year and community college)||4||up to $14,000 ($1,000 for faculty advisor, $6,000 for each student [1 4-year, 1 community college])||4/17/18||5/15/18|
* All submissions are due by 11:00am on application due date.
Research Grants provide the opportunity for faculty of consortium institutions to work on novel research projects involving NASA centers, the aerospace industry, or other fields that are of interest to NASA and their strategic enterprises. (NASA restricts research grants to U.S. Citizens.)
STEM Education Research
Successful applicants will show a plan to carry out research in the area of STEM education. This research may include, but is not limited to, K-12 or higher education STEM curriculum development, K-12 or higher education STEM education outcomes, or STEM education outreach programs. (NASA restricts research grants to U.S. Citizens.)
STEM Education Programming
Successful applicants will show a plan to undertake and complete programming related to STEM education. Funding may be used to support one-time or repeated initiatives that collaborate with other educational, industrial, or institutional partners to educate and increase exposure of students to STEM. (NASA restricts research funds to U.S. Citizens.)
Eligible faculty from a Consortium university/college may apply for a travel grant to visit NASA centers to use unique facilities or present their NASA-related work at professional meetings. (NASA restricts travel funds to U.S. Citizens for domestic travel.)
Undergraduate Student-Faculty Summer Research
This grant enables undergraduate students (4-year institution and community college) to gain meaningful research experience in NASA CTSGC affiliate research laboratories. The research activity should be consistent with the mission of NASA as exemplified by its four strategic enterprises: earth science, space science, human exploration and development of space, and aero-space technology. The award will support two undergraduate students (1 from a 4-year institution and the other from a community college) with a summer stipend and provide a small stipend for the faculty advisor. The research project should span a minimum of 8-weeks in length. The Primary Investigator (PI) for all Student-Faculty Summer Research grants is the faculty member.
Applications and further information about NASA CTSGC opportunities may be obtained from your university/college NASA CTSGC Campus Director. NASA CTSGC actively encourages women, minorities, and those with disabilities to apply for its grants, scholarships, and internships.