Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


The Michigan Space Grant Announces Funding Opportunities for 2009-2010

Posted: September 25, 2008

The MSGC announces funding opportunities for the 2009 - 2010 interval.  The application and review processes are all online at   The deadline for the Michigan Space Grant
Consortium's funding opportunities is no later than Monday, November 17, 2008 at midnight.  Program categories are listed below:

Fellowship Program
Research Seed Grant Program
Precollege Education Program
Public Outreach Program
Teacher Training Program

***Women, under-represented minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply to all Michigan Space Grant Consortium funding opportunities.***

Only US citizens may apply for a MSGC Fellowship.

For Research Seed Grant applicants:  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 that are not US citizens.

Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship Program (this includes the Undergraduate - Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program).
Fellowship awards for undergraduate and graduate students are for $2,500 and $5,000, respectively.  $500 for supplies and materials can be provided for mentors of underrepresented minority students that are awarded a MSGC Fellowship.

The following funding opportunities 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.

Research Seed Grant Program

Program Funding Opportunities:

        Pre-College Education Program

        Public Outreach Program

       Teacher Training Program

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.


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