OSGC Student-Innovative-Creative-Hands-on Project (SICHOP)
This grant opportunity is specifically to aid in funding for undergraduate student “hands-on” projects. This can be an individual or a group project. A faculty mentor is required. All P.I.s and faculty mentors are required to be U.S. citizens. Non-citizens may participate in proposed activities, but may not receive direct support (salary, travel, etc.) from OSGC as stipulated by the NASA Training grant under which we operate. For SICHOP grants, NASA requires 100% in cost sharing (i.e., 1:1 match). No indirect costs are allowed on requested amounts, but unrecovered or waived indirect costs can help satisfy the cost-share requirement. Indirect costs on direct cost-shared amounts are permitted as well. Cost sharing may include “in-kind” contributions, faculty time, tuition, etc. Funding is restricted to one year. All SICHOP grant awards are contingent on available funding. Total OSGC budget request limited to $10,000.
Proposal Deadlines: Accepted At Any Time
Click here to download the SICHOP grant application in Microsoft Word.
After completing the SICHOP 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.
- Send completed application and any accompanying documents as a single PDF file via online submission.
Click here to submit PDF file.
- Send completed application and any accompanying documents as a single PDF file via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send completed original completed application and any accompanying documents via U. S. Mail to:
P. Ruby Mawasha, Ph.D., P.E.
Ohio Space Grant Consortium
22800 Cedar Point Road
Cleveland, OH 44142
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.
- 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;
- Presentation and interpretation of the results obtained;
- Critical discussion of the success of the project;
- Discussion of future work based on the project.
- Senior Design Courses – Advise us if any Senior Design courses (include number and term) were created as a result of this award.
- 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.
- Patents – Advise us if any patents are initiated 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.
- OSGC Higher Education (SICHOP) 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 Higher Education (SICHOP) report is due December 31. The report will reflect progress of your project and/or projected results to that date.
Online Reporting Requirements Submissions
Click here to submit your final report (as outlined in Number 1 above.)
Click here to submit your completed Higher Education (SICHOP) report (as outlined in Number 2 above.)
Recent SICHOP Awardees
- Michael Bailey-Van Kuren, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, Student Team, “NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition,” May 23-26, 2012
- Thomas T. Hartley, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, Student Team, “NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition,” May 23-26, 2012
- Jaikrishnan R. Kadambi, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, travel support to attend the ASME’s 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Houston, Texas, November 9-15, 2012
- Marlin Linger, Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Lorain, Ohio, Student Team, “Rocket Competition Program”
- John W. Livingston, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Student Team, “Aircraft Design Team”
- Jed E. Marquart, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, Student Team, “Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design Competition”
- Grant W. Schaffner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Student Team, “Rocket Team at the University of Cincinnati”
- James T’ien, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, Student Team, “Practical High-Altitude Microgravity Experiment"
- Patrick M. Wensing, Fellowship Recipient, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, travel support to present “Fuzzy Controlled Hopping in a Biped Robot” at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), held in Shanghai, China, May 9-13, 2011