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Mini-Grant Program

The OSGC mini-grant program is designed to support innovative projects and programs from disciplines demonstrating interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and is available to Ohio K-12 teachers. For mini-grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match Matching funds can be either cash and/or “in-kind” contributions (i.e., dollar estimate of the Principal Investigator (PI) and other personnel time, contributions, transportation costs, equipment supplied by other sources, volunteer time, etc.) Matching funds must be equal to or greater than the OSGC funds requested. Projects must be in direct alignment with one of the following four (4) NASA Mission Directorates: Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD); Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD); Science Mission Directorate (SMD); and Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD). Funding is restricted to one year. All mini-grant awards are contingent on available funding. Total OSGC budget request limited to $1,000.

Click here to download the mini-grant program flyer.

In order to receive funding, a completed OSGC application proposal must contain the following information:

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Proposal Deadlines: Accepted At Any Time


Click here to download the mini-grant application in Microsoft Word.

After completing the mini-grant application and securing the appropriate signatures, the following options are available to submit your completed application package which includes the following: application (with signatures), budget (outlining cost sharing), and curriculum vitae.


  1. Send completed application and any accompanying documents as a single PDF file via email to: osgc@oai.org

  2. Send completed original completed application and any accompanying documents via U. S. Mail to:
    Jed E. Marquart, Ph.D., P.E.
    Ohio Space Grant Consortium
    22800 Cedar Point Road
    Cleveland, OH 44142

Reporting Requirements

As an OSGC grant award recipient (Principal Investigator), you are required to complete the following reporting requirements as specified below. Failure to submit these grant requirements will result in the ineligibility of the grant recipient (Principal Investigator) to receive future funding.

  1. Your Final Report - A brief final report meeting the reporting requirements stated below is due no later than one year after your grant is awarded. Your final report should include the following:

    • Project procedure, including any revisions of original concept;
    • Demographics of students, including numbers of male and female students, numbers of students from underrepresented groups, again by numbers of male and female;
    • Comments of teachers and students regarding the project (i.e., photographs, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.);
    • Principal Investigator’s evaluation, with suggestions for implementation of the project model;
    • Final budget and expense report (including 1:1 cost share match);
    • Presentation and interpretation of the results obtained;
    • Critical discussion of the success of the project;
    • Discussion of future work based on the project.
    • Publications – Advise us if any publications are written as a result of this award.
    • Future Funding – Advise us if you receive any other funding as a result of this award.
    • Public Relations - OSGC publishes a quarterly newsletter. Please send us any photos, CDs, or attendee feedback commentary to feature your award.
  2. OSGC Pre-college Report (to be downloaded below) - NASA Office of Education mandates that all Federal funding be reported into their OEPM (Office of Education Performance Measurement) database system which includes specific demographics and other data. The OSGC Pre-college report is due December 31. The report will reflect progress of your project and/or projected results to that date.
  3. Download Pre-college report.
  4. Grant Activity Photos: Any photos would be appreciated for OSGC/NASA publicity purposes! A NASA Release form is required for each participant to accomplish this.
    Download NASA Adult Media Release Form.    PDF
    Download NASA Parent and Minor Media Release Form.    PDF

Online Reporting Requirements Submissions

Click here to submit your final report (as outlined in Number 1 above.)
Click here to submit your completed Pre-college report (as outlined in Number 2 above.)

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