OSGC has reformatted their Grant Program (formerly known as the “Seed Grant” Program) to include new opportunities for faculty and students at Ohio member universities. All P.I.s and faculty mentors are required to be U.S. citizens. For all OSGC grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match). No indirect costs are allowed on requested amounts, but unrecovered or waived indirect costs can help satisfy the cost-share requirement. Indirect costs on direct cost-shared amounts are permitted as well. Cost sharing may include “in-kind” contributions, faculty time, tuition waivers, etc. All research grants awards are contingent on available funding.
The Faculty Research Initiation Grant Proposal (FRIGP) program is specifically meant as “seed funding” for untenured faculty to support new, innovative research to provide necessary results for a regular research grant opportunity with a funding agency such as NASA, NSF, etc. For FRIGP grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match). The research must be in direct alignment with one of the following four (4) NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD); Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD); Science Mission Directorate (SMD); and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). No indirect costs are allowed on requested amounts, but unrecovered or waived indirect costs can help satisfy the cost-share requirement. Indirect costs on direct cost-shared amounts are permitted as well. Cost sharing may include “in-kind” contributions, faculty time, tuition, etc. Funding is restricted to one year. All FRIGP grant awards are contingent on available funding. Total OSGC budget request limited to $5,000.
Proposal Deadlines: Accepted At Any Time
After completing the FRIGP grant application and securing the appropriate signatures, the following options are available to submit your completed application package which includes the following: application (with signatures), budget (outlining cost sharing), and curriculum vitae.
As an OSGC grant award recipient (Principal Investigator), you are required to complete the following reporting requirements as specified below. Failure to submit these grant requirements will result in the ineligibility of the grant recipient (Principal Investigator) to receive future funding.
A brief final report meeting the reporting requirements stated below is due no later than one year after your grant is awarded. Your final report should include the following:
NASA Office of Education mandates that all Federal funding be reported into their OEPM (Office of Education Performance Measurement) database system which includes specific demographics and other data. The OSGC Higher Education (FRIGP) report is due December 31. The report will reflect progress of your project and/or projected results to that date.
Click here to download the Higher Education (FRIGP) report.
Any photos would be appreciated for OSGC/NASA publicity purposes! A NASA Release form is required for each participant to accomplish this.
Click here to download the NASA Adult Media Release Form.