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Archived: July 29, 2004

The Texas Space Grant Consortium has established the Cooperative Space Research Program (SRP) for the purposes of stimulating institutional research that supports aerospace industry, fostering participation of member industry and academic organizations in TSGC research efforts, encouraging collaborative research among TSGC members, and pursuing long range research goals. The SRP is designed to provide a mechanism for identifying and funding projects to enable these goals. TSGC has committed to supporting the SRP for at least five years beginning in 1998.

The Texas Space Grant Consortium anticipates making new awards totaling $150,000 for the 2003-2004 Academic Year.

Preference will be given to proposals supporting collaborative research that is broadly related to the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS). Additionally, proposals on other pertinent topics will be accepted that indicate strong collaboration interests among TSGC members.

Dec 13, 2002 Program Announcement
Feb 07, 2003 Notice of Intent due to TSGC Program Office in Austin.
Mar 28, 2003 Proposals due to the TSGC Program Office in Austin.
Spring 2003 Proposal reviews by the TSGC SRP review panel.
Possible proposal presentations by investigators.
Announcement of project awards
Sept 01, 2003 Effective start date for grants
TSGC Spring Meeting Progress reports due.
Possible project presentations.
Aug 31, 2004 Final Reports Due.
End date for grants
Past Programs


Proposed projects may request up to $50,000 for funding. The total program budget is $150,000 per year.

Awards will be granted to projects on an annual basis with a maximum two-year renewal eligibility. Proposals may include multi-year plans but will be granted funding one year at a time. Requests for continued funds will be considered with submission of a project renewal request on April 15th of each year. Renewal requests will be considered for a maximum 50% of the original SRP grant funding the second year and 25% the third year.

An investigator may receive funds through the TSGC Cooperative Space Research Program (SRP) for one project during any competition award year. In subsequent years, proposals from investigators with overdue web sites, progress reports or final reports from previous SRP awards will not be eligible for continued funding or new project funding.

For more information, contact Mark Fischer, TSGC Program Manager, at fischer@tsgc.utexas.edu or 512-471-8574.

Last Modified: Sun Aug 01, 2004