New Investigator Program
Announcing Virginia Space Grant Consortium New Investigator Program Request for Proposals!
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is seeking tenure track faculty at member universities for our New Investigator Program. This program is designed to strengthen Virginia's research infrastructure by providing startup funding to Virginia Space Grant university personnel who are conducting research that is directly aligned with NASA's mission. NASA's research interests embrace a wide range of science, engineering, computational and other disciplines. This opportunity is available to new faculty members who are within the first five (5) years of their academic career. The deadline for proposals is February 7, 2014.
Individuals must be qualified to serve as a principal investigator at their respective institution and be a U.S. Citizen. A total of 5 awards of $10,000 each will be made contingent on NASA funding. The award period is February 21, 2014 - June 1, 2015. Submission is limited to one proposal per investigator.
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Faculty members from VSGC-member universities have received the New Investigator Program award of $10,000 each for the 2013-2014 cycle. The New Investigator Program award is designed to strengthen Virginia's research infrastructure and to provide start-up funding for new faculty members who have yet to become established researchers. Geared to faculty who are conducting research directly aligned with NASA's mission, the program targets those who are in the first five years of their academic career. Faculty who submit a proposal must be qualified to serve as the principal investigator at their respective institutions. Proposals are reviewed by a panel of VSGC member university representatives and NASA experts.
Since 2009, a total of $150,000 has been awarded to 15 faculty members!
Recipients for the 2013-2014 program cycle are:
Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Cassini Imaging Science Investigation of Saturnâ€™s Cloud Dynamics
College of William and Mary
Department of Chemistry
Immobilization of Bio-Inspired Transition Metal Complexes on Ti0â‚‚ for the
Photocatalytic Generation of Hydrogen
Small Satellite Fabrication via Additive Manufacturing