Ignite Your Space Journey: Michigan Space Grant Consortium Funding Opportunities Await!

Michigan Space Grant Consortium

Space, the final frontier, beckons to explorers and innovators alike. The Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) is a guiding light in pursuing space and Earth-related science and technology advancement within Michigan. With a mission to foster awareness, education, and groundbreaking research, the MSGC offers a constellation of funding opportunities that can launch your aspirations into orbit. As applications open on September 1, 2023, let’s explore the avenues that can pave the way for your cosmic journey.

Unveiling Funding Categories:
The MSGC is a veritable constellation of possibilities, offering funding opportunities across various categories:

  1. Undergraduate Fellowship: Propel your early steps into the cosmos by securing an undergraduate fellowship that fuels your curiosity and research aspirations.
  2. Graduate Fellowship: Elevate your academic pursuits with a graduate fellowship that empowers you to explore deeper into space and Earth-related science.
  3. Pre-College Education: Inspire the next generation of space enthusiasts through innovative educational initiatives that bring the wonders of the cosmos to young minds.
  4. Public Outreach: Illuminate the cosmos for the public eye through captivating outreach programs that bridge the gap between scientific discovery and community engagement.
  5. Teacher Training: Empower educators to infuse their classrooms with celestial wonders, equipping them with the knowledge to inspire young learners.
  6. Research Seed Grants: Nurture groundbreaking ideas that have the potential to transform our understanding of space and Earth sciences through research seed grants.

Navigating Application Deadlines:
Mark your calendars with the following deadlines to ensure your application sets its trajectory on time:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship Proposals: Internal deadline of November 8, 2023, by noon.
  • All Other Submissions: Deadline of October 18, 2023, by noon.
  • Final Materials Submission: Ensure your final materials, reviewed and approved by SPO, are uploaded to MSGC by November 15, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Guiding Principles for Success:
To maximize your chances of success, keep the following in mind:

  • Stick to stated page limits; proposals exceeding them won’t be considered.
  • Seek prior review by Michigan Tech before submission for optimal consideration.
  • Encourage diversity: Women, underrepresented minorities, and individuals with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
  • Only U.S. citizens are eligible for fellowship grants.

Embark on Your Journey with Cayuse:
An exciting development for 2023: all proposals must be processed through Cayuse, streamlining the application process and ensuring your funding journey is smoother than ever.

Navigating the Path:
For comprehensive instructions and requirements, visit the Resources for the Michigan Space Grant Consortium webpage.

For More Information:
Should you have queries, contact Mia Kemppainen in the Graduate School at miaw@mtu.edu or dial 906-487-2326. Ignite your passion for the cosmos and embark on a journey that transcends the boundaries of Earth!

As the portal to funding opens on September 1, 2023, the MSGC beckons you to embrace the cosmos and make your mark in the universe of space exploration and research.