ISGC Proposals

ISGC is not currently accepting new proposals. If you have any questions, please contact us at isgc@uidaho.edu.

Higher Education Grants

The ISGC is particularly interested in projects contributing to NASA's missions and/or utilizing NASA content and resources. Activities can include research activities, participation in STEM-focused competitive teams (e.g., robotics teams, etc.), participation in NASA-organized activities, workshops, special courses, or other activities to increase student engagement in STEM fields. The matching requirement is 1:1. 

Submission deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022 by 11:59 PST

Link to the recording of the pre-proposal webinar held January 11, 2022:

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K-12 STEM Engagement and Informal Education Grants

​Proposed projects can focus on competitions, camps, mentoring, outreach, or other projects that happen either in or out of school– as long as the proposed project aligns with the intent of the grant and benefits multiple students and/or educators. The ISGC is especially interested in projects that include an actionable plan to serve underrepresented, low-income, rural, first-generation, and/or female students. The matching requirement is 1:1.

 

Proposal submission deadline: Friday, March 11, 2022 by 11:59 PST

Link to the recording of the pre-proposal webinar held January 11, 2022:

Access Passcode: a09^Ag^n

Collaboration/Travel Grants (for Higher Education)

Collaboration and Travel Grants are available for any higher education faculty and staff in need of funding to attend STEM related events or to foster collaboration on STEM projects. To apply, fill out the proposal form (at the link at the top of the page). Proposers can request up to $5,000. Cost sharing of at least 1:1 is required. If you are a higher education student seeking funding, please apply for a student travel grant via this link.

Your proposal should include the following (in a PDF file)

  • Title

  • Brief abstract (250 words or less)

  • Project description: Include information on the location, the approximate dates of travel, the purpose, and the benefit of the travel.

  • Student involvement: Describe any student participation in this travel (if any)

  • Relevance to NASA and/or ISGC: Describe how this travel relates to and/or would benefit NASA and/or the ISGC.

  • Budget narrative: Include a narrative describing the details of the proposed expenses and cost share.

  • You should also include a budget for the travel in MS Excel - to be uploaded with the proposal.

 

Submission deadline: Rolling. Application must be submitted at least 45 days prior to travel.

K-12 STEM Travel Grants (i.e., Bus Grants and/or Educator Professional Development Grants)

K-12 Travel Grants are available for any Idaho Educator in need of funding to attend STEM related events (e.g. Idaho Tech) or STEM related activities (e.g. Science Museum Field Trip). Funds can be requested for either student activities or educator professional development.

To apply, fill out the proposal form (at the link at the top of the page). Proposers can request up to $5,000. Cost sharing of at least 1:1 is requested, but not required.

Your proposal should include the following (in a PDF file)

  • Title

  • Brief abstract (250 words or less)

  • Project description: Include information on the location, the approximate dates of travel, the purpose, and the benefit of the travel.

  • Student involvement: Describe any student participation in this travel (if any)

  • Relevance to NASA and/or ISGC: Describe how this travel relates to and/or would benefit NASA and/or the ISGC.

  • Budget narrative: Include a narrative describing the details of the proposed expenses and cost share.

  • You should also include a budget for the travel in MS Excel - to be uploaded with the proposal.

  • When preparing your budget, please keep the following in mind:

    • If awarded, you will need to invoice the ISGC to receive your funds. You do not receive the funds up-front.

    • Receipts must be provided with the invoice.

    • All individuals supported with ISGC funds, or contributing in-kind time for match must be U.S. citizens.

    • ISGC funding cannot be used for food, international travel, marketing materials, or capital outlay (equipment). Although food is not allowed, per diem is allowed.  

Submission deadline: Rolling. Application must be submitted at least 45 days prior to travel.