Faculty Research Seed Grant Program (FRSG)

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Under the suite of Space Grant Research Infrastructure Programs is our Faculty Research Seed 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 2018_2019 Faculty Research Seed Grant Program is now CLOSED

Please check back here in the spring 2019 for information on our next upcoming program


NEW THIS YEAR:  Seed Grant Funding increased to a maximum $45,000 per proposal!!

Travel grants are not included in this RFP, but if you are interested in receiving a travel grant award to travel to a NASA center or professional conference, please contact Jana Hall.

Letters of intent are due October 29, 2018.  Proposals are due on December 10, 2018

Download the 2018_2019 MSGC Research Infrastructure Program RFP  for program details and important dates.

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

2018 Research Program Budget Template

2018 Research Program Cover Page and Other Forms Template