Michigan Space Grant Consortium Grant and Fellowship Opportunities


Grand Valley State University is a member of the Michigan Space Grant Consortium and as such can participate in funding opportunities offered through the consortium.  Applications for each year are posted on line in early September at: www.umich.edu/~msgc.   The deadline for Michigan Space Grant Consortium's funding proposals is generally in mid to late November.  All applications are on-line.  Program categories are:

Research Seed Grants: Funding to support junior faculty or research scientists up to $5000 with a 1:1 match.  Matching contributions can come from start-up funds, PD funds, department contributions, or other sources of cash. Funding can be used for travel and to purchase supplies and services.  Funding can also be used for faculty and student salaries if they are US citizens.  Funding cannot be used to purchase equipment or to pay salaries, stipends, or travel to persons who are not US citizens.

Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships: (includes the Undergraduate - Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program). Fellowship awards for undergraduate and graduate students are for $2,500 and $5,000, respectively.  Each fellowship student must work closely with a faculty mentor. Only US citizens may apply for a MSGC Fellowship.

The following funding opportunities also require at least 1:1 cost matching (cash contributions or in-kind support) with non-federal funds.  Maximum award in each category is $5,000.

Pre-College Education Program: Promotes projects that encourage and enrich the study of mathematics, science, and technology for K -12 students.

Public Outreach Program: Designed to support conference, workshops, publications, lecture series, non-technical courses, science fairs, radio and TV programs and other enrichment events that serve the community and enhance science, mathematics, and technology literacy and interest.

Teacher Training Program: Designed to promote innovative higher education of pre-service and in-service teacher training in science, mathematics, and technology.

Augmentation Support: Additional support is available for Pre-College Education, Public Outreach, and Teacher Training proposals targeted toward the recruitment and retention of women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities.  Additional funding is limited to one proposal per applicant.

Applicants can propose individual projects to any of the three programs (Pre-College Education, Public Outreach, or Teacher Training) or can propose one project to multiple programs simultaneously, depending on the scope and relevance of their project.  A detailed budget specifically describing how the funds will be used is required.

See the MSGC website for the complete application and program description: www.umich.edu/~msgc. For additional information, please contact GVSU's Affiliate Representative to Michigan Space Grants Consortium: Dr. Bopi Biddanda, biddandb@gvsu.edu

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