Goal: Facilitate new research collaborations among NASA Centers and NSHE faculty by competitively awarding travel grants and workshop funds.
Workshops: Topical workshops provide a unique opportunity for NSHE researchers to discuss and form collaborations for training and proposal development purposes. Workshop awards may provide one to two days of meeting time for specific training and proposal development efforts. Workshops also provide potential to develop collaborations among NSHE faculty, NASA scientists/engineers and industry.
Travel Grants: Early-career and mid-career faculty who are engaged in research re-alignment will be given priority for travel grants. Travel grants will be awarded to cover costs for NSHE faculty to travel to NASA Centers and in some instances to visit businesses involved in NASA missions.
Funding: Travel and workshop funds will be distributed as long as funds remain for each grant year. Depending on available funds, it is anticipated that travel awards will not exceed $2,500 total and workshop awards will not exceed $5,000 total with a 1:1 Federal to State Match. Unrecovered F&A must be included as part of the state match. Matching funds will be provided by State Special Projects fund. Each submitted application must include budgets signed by the Sponsored Projects Office or Business Managers from the lead institution.
Awards will be made to the requesting faculty member. It is expected that each institution will receive both Federal and State matching funds close to the 1:1 match requirement.
Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.
There is no deadline, but all travel and workshop funds will be fully expended annually before the start of a new funding year (typically July 1).
A complete application consists of the online form you have just completed and a single PDF with a 1-2 Page Description and a Signed Budget and Budget Justification.
Sponsored Programs Officer (SPO) or Business Manager to provide:
There is a 1:1 state match requirement. Faculty, students and NSHE personnel may request funds for travel and workshop materials and supplies but not salaries. Travel costs are allowable to support travel for visiting external scientists. Funds cannot be used for equipment or construction/remodeling of facilities, foreign travel, or for civil-service personnel travel.
The budget must be completed using the NSHE excel form provided. All dollar amounts must be discussed in the budget justification. The budget must include applicable F&A (indirect costs) for your institution. All budgets must be signed by the applicant institution’s Business Office/Office of Sponsored Projects. If selected for funding, final budgets will be reviewed and if necessary the PI may be asked to consider a funding reduction based on the availability of funds.
Letters of Support
Although it is not required, if available, letters of interest from NASA Center (or business engaged in NASA missions) personnel may be included in PDF upload.