Up to five Travel Grant Awards, for a maximum of $2,800 each, are awarded for faculty to spend up to three days and two nights at a NASA Center visiting with scientists. Faculty may include students in travel. The purpose of this grant is to provide the first step in initiating contact and forging a direct partnership with a NASA Center to develop possible research projects.
Completed applications must include:
- A cover/application page: Word / PDF
(Your specific research area and your emphasis must apply to NASA Strategic Goals and Objectives and be supported by one of NASA's Four Mission Directorates):
Human Exploration and Operations
Space Technology Mission Directorate
- A budget (using the provided form) Word/ PDF
- A one-page abstract.
- A letter of interest from a NASA Center counterpart.
- Application packets must be sent electronically to OKSG.EPSCoR@ou.edu and adminOKSG@ou.edu
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As a result of the REAL ID Act, visitors to NASA Centers must have a federally issued form of identification such as a passport, military I.D., or federal I.D. badge OR a driver's license issued by a compliant state as listed on the Homeland Security website.
If any of the members of your party do not have one of these acceptable forms of identification, then the support letter from your NASA Center contact must state that you will have an escort at all times while on Center.
“NASA is restricted by specific applications of Section 535 of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriation Act of 2013, Public Law 113-6 from using funding appropriated in the Acts to enter into or fund any grant or cooperative agreement of any kind to participate, collaborate, or coordinate bilaterally in any way with China or Chinese-owned company.” Guidance from NASA states, “The restrictions of the Act may apply to visiting faculty/students from Chinese universities. Additional information would be required.”
Travel Grant FAQ's
Question: Is IDC allowed to be charged on Travel Grants?
Answer: No, IDC cannot be charged to either Travel Grants or Research Initiation Grants (RIGs)
Question: If a Travel Grant proposal does not have the internship component, will it still have a chance of reviewing well?