TEXAS SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM
ABOUT TSGCHIGHER EDUCATION FACULTYHIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTSK-12 EDUCATION
STANDARD TEXT ENLARGE TEXT ABOUT TEXT SETTINGS
About Higher Education Program

ABOUT THE HE PROGRAM

Past Awards

Download Adobe Reader

 

 

 

PROGRAM CONTACTS

proposals@tsgc.utexas.edu

 

 

ABOUT HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Texas Space Grant Consortium has a long history of conducting space related Higher Education Programs across the state and the nation. TSGC is currently soliciting proposals that are designed to enhance students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Match (STEM) fields and/or provide understanding of the benefits of space exploration and space based research.

Texas Space Grant Consortium anticipates awarding 1 or 2 new awards per year. The individual award will be up to $10,000 maximum with a period of a maximum of 24 months. Awards are overhead free.


PURPOSE

The main objective of Texas Space Grant Consortium Higher Education Programs is to enhance understanding and appreciation of the benefits of space exploration and space based research. TSGC’s Higher Education Program goals are:

  1. Provide opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in STEM or space based research and exploration.
  2. Support NASA related research activities though student projects
  3. Facilitate mentor relationships between students and faculty and the NASA community.
  4. Development of interdisciplinary courses and curriculum.
  5. Development of introductory courses for undergraduate students not majoring in scientific or technological disciplines.

NASA Areas of Emphasis

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Move toward increased participation of MSIs and community colleges in all components of the National Space Grant program. Work to increase participation and retention of underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines.

  • Workforce Development: Maintain the emphasis on hands-on student experiences – both individual and team-based – which strengthens the value-added approach of state-based opportunities. TSGC has traditionally focused on highly leveraged Higher Education Programs. This focus allows TSGC to highly leverage its programs to impact a large number of people.
  • Authentic, hands-on student experiences in science and engineering disciplines- the incorporation of active participation by students in hands-on learning or practice with experiences rooted in NASA-related, STEM-focused questions and issues; the incorporation of real-life problem-solving and needs as the context for activities.
  • Summer opportunities for secondary students on college campuses with the objective of increased enrollment in STEM disciplines or interest in STEM careers.
  • Community Colleges- develop new relationships as well as sustain and strengthen existing institutional relationships with community colleges.


ELIGIBILITY

Competition is open faculty members at TSGC members in good standing. Principal investigators must be US citizens. Proposal submission is limited to one per investigator per year.

In order to satisfy NASA grant matching requirements, the total awarded amount must be matched 1:1 in either in cash, in-kind support, or both, by the proposing institution(s). This 1:1 support must be documented and included in the proposal budget and signed by a cognizant institutional official.

TSGC encourages the participation of PI's who are women, under-represented minorities, or persons with disabilities.


DEADLINES

Program Announcement Download PDF Announcement
[Download Adobe PDF Reader]
Proposals Due May 8, 2015
Expected Announcement of Selections
Date of Availability of Funds depends on NASA funding
July 2015