Faculty Seed Research Grant Program

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Under the suite of Space Grant Research Infrastructure Programs is our Faculty Seed Research Grants, which seeks to improve the research competitive position of Maine researchers for larger scale funding from NASA and other agencies by supporting projects that are aligned with NASA priority areas and the state of Maine’s strengths.  This program provides funding to support projects that promote collaborations to strengthen the research infrastructure capacity of the institution and improve the research competitive position of research faculty.

Eligible uses of seed grant funding are:

  1. Preliminary research activities
  2. Travel to NASA field centers
  3. Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doc student support
  4. Disciplinary-specific workshops for networking between Maine researchers and NASA

Eligible applicants are faculty and researchers at MSGC Affiliate higher education and non-profit research institutions.  All participants being funded by this program must be U.S. citizens

Our Winter 2018 Faculty Seed Research Grant Program is now open!  Travel grants are included in this RFP but do not require a letter of intent.

Letters of intent are due November 30, 2017.  Proposals are due on January 5, 2018

Download the 2018 Winter Research Infrastructure Program Request for Proposals for program details and important dates.

Write-in forms referenced in the 2018 RFP can be download here:

2018 Research Program Budget Template

2018 Research Program Cover Page and Other Forms Template