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Faculty Programs

WSGC offers seed grant opportunities to researchers and individuals seeking to incorporate aerospace components into their curriculum. We also offer funding for joint Academic/Industry research. The links to the left and below provide information about the different faculty opportunities available through WSGC.

All submitted proposals must align with the goals and objectives of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.
See the National Space Grant Strategic Plan

Additionally, by NASA requirement, every proposal funded through the WSGC must clearly demonstrate how its activities align with the goals of one or more NASA Directorates and/or Centers. Partnering with NASA Centers where appropriate is also strongly encouraged.
Read an overview of the goals of the NASA Directorates
Read an overview of the research emphases of the various NASA Centers

Research Infrastructure/SEED Program

The Research Infrastructure Program (RIP) is designed to provide support to faculty and research staff from WSGC universities and colleges seeking to initiate a new research program, and from WSGC industrial affiliates to establish a space-related research program. The awards provide faculty and research staff support for a variety of activities related to developing space science, aerospace, and space-related research infrastructure. Click here for more information and to apply to the RIP.

Higher Education Incentives

The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium invites proposals for value-added, higher education teaching/training projects related to any space or aerospace discipline. Higher Education Incentives (HEI) is a seed-grant program for undergraduate education projects which support the most innovative ideas on how to increase the space and aerospace content of undergraduate university and college offerings. Click here for more information and to apply to the HEI program.

NASA sponsored competitions

The NASA Sponsored Competitions program is designed to support student teams who have been accepted to participate in a NASA program.  Competitions include, but are not limited to:  HASP, Micro-G/NExT, Robotic Mining, RockSat, and X-Hab

Space Grant Speakers Bureau

Have a talk you’d be willing to give at an affiliate campus? Register your availability as a speaker. Looking for a speaker for your department seminar series? Check out the list of available speakers.

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