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Grants to Delaware Researchers and Junior Faculty Members for Science and Technology Research Studies

Delaware NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grant Program


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Funding Source
Delaware Space Grant Consortium (DESGC) - Delaware NASA EPSCoR
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Geographic Focus
USA: Delaware

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Delaware researchers, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty members to develop academic research in science and technology. Funding is intended to support seed projects in engineering, space, astrophysics, and aeronautics that may develop into more nationally competitive and long-term capabilities. Proposals must demonstrate alignment with one or more of the Strategic Goals listed in NASA's Strategic Plan.

The Delaware NASA EPSCoR Seed Grant Program is aimed at promoting research and development in NASA-related areas among Delaware scientists and engineers. The goal is to stimulate scholarly initiatives by supporting junior faculty, researchers, and postdocs who have not yet received significant government funding. Consideration will also be given to more senior faculty who are embarking on a new research direction, but who have not yet received funding for that new research.

The seed grant program is intended to support proposal development, pilot research, and other activities that advance a NASA-related research project to the point at which it can attract competitive extramural funding. The relation between the proposed research and NASA’s mission can be demonstrated by identifying a committed collaborator from a NASA center, or a collaborator who is already successful in obtaining NASA research funding. 

Funding requests can include the following categories of direct costs: graduate student stipend (use the graduate student stipend rate for your college); research supplies (excluding equipment/an item costing $5,000 or more); summer support for junior faculty/researchers, maximum of one month; and a summer undergraduate intern.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Faculty and research personnel working in areas of interest to the NASA Mission in the state of Delaware are eligible to apply. Proposals submitted by junior faculty and/or junior researchers will be given priority.

Funding for senior faculty summer salary is discouraged. NASA EPSCoR funds may not be used for equipment purchases (a supply costing $5,000 or more) or foreign travel.

Proposals that request funding for a stand-alone project only, or do not describe plans for seeking external funding, or fail to demonstrate specific links with NASA’s Strategic Goals, or poorly justify their budget, will be considered non-responsive to the Call for Proposals.

Pre-Application Information
Proposal deadline for seed grants for 2023-2024 is May 31, 2023.

Number of Grants
The Funding Source anticipates that 4 awards will be made.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $21,000

Term of Contract
The duration of each award is 12 months, from 8/1/2023 – 7/31/2024.

Contact Information
Submit all proposal materials as a single PDF file to the NASA EPSCoR Deputy Director, Professor James MacDonald, at with a copy to

Questions regarding the seed grant program should be directed to James MacDonald at the above email address.

Delaware Space Grant Consortium
217B Sharp Lab
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-1094

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