Research Seed Grants


This program is designed to support faculty members of all WV colleges and universities in their efforts to initiate research activities, conduct pilot experiments, or demonstrate new concepts that might lead to significant future projects. Each applicant may request up to $15,000 of NASA WV EPSCoR funds to be supplemented with at least 20% cost share from the applicant’s home institution from non-federal sources. (i.e. $15,000 NASA; $3,000 CS).

Required Application Rules:

  1. Proposals must be submitted on-line. Please note that the applicant is responsible for completeness and accuracy of the material contained in the proposal. Any deviation from the stated rules and requirements will result in disqualification of the proposal.
  2. Each award category is judged separately based on published criteria. However, the NASA WVSGC/WV EPSCoR Board will review all submitted proposals and consider each proposal’s total scores, combined with other considerations, in reaching a final award decision.
  3. Each PI may submit no more than one proposal per category.
  4. Proposers must be very clear about the goals and objectives (what they propose to do) and the methodology to achieve those goals and objectives (how they plan to execute the project).
  5. The use of NASA funds for foreign travel and purchase of equipment is prohibited.
  6. Each proposer must identify and align their proposal with at least one of the five NASA Mission Directorates. (Aeronautics Research, Science, Space Technology, Exploration Systems Development, or Space Operations). The full list of NASA Mission Directorates and Center Alignment can be found here.

Research Seed Grant Application Form

Evaluation Criteria

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