Michigan Space Grant Consortium

The vision of the MSGC is to foster awareness of, education in, and research on space-related science and technology in Michigan. Its mission is to create, develop, and promote programs that support its vision and reflect NASA strategic interests, and cooperation between academia, industry, state and local government in space-related science and technology in Michigan.


Upcoming event - Michigan Space Grant Consortium Fall Conference – November 10, 2018

The MSGC Fall Conference is held each year at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. It is an opportunity for the MSGC award recipients to share their research experiences. Other individuals and groups from academia, industry, and the local community are also invited to share their knowledge in areas related to NASA strategic interests. Awardees from the 2017-18 and 2018-19 funding cycles are encouraged to give a presentation For details, see the "Conference Letter" linked below.

Registration Deadline: October 22, 2018
Conference Date: November 10, 2018

Registration Form | Program Schedule | Conference Letter | Call for Abstracts | Directions and Parking


Funding Opportunities

The MSGC offers the following funding opportunities:

Undergraduate and graduate fellowships
Support for educational programs (k-12, public, and teacher training)
K-12 educator incentives
Research seed grants

Women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The application cycle for 2019-2020 funding will follow this calendar:

Application acceptance begins: September 1, 2018
Application deadline: November 14, 2018
Awards announced: Early Spring 2019
Subaward agreements sent: Late Spring 2019

Download our Funding Opportunities Brochure.

Abstracts of 2018-19 award recipients:

MSGC Educational Program Award Abstracts 2018

MSGC Graduate Award Abstracts 2018

MSGC Seed Grant Award Abstracts 2018

MSGC Undergradute Award Abstracts 2018


MSGC Logo Design Opportunity

Michigan Space Grant Consortium is looking for enthusiastic students and other interested individuals to create an inspired visual concept to become the new MSGC logo. To be eligible, the following must be submitted to Brenda Vyletel (bvyletel@umich.edu) by November 1, 2018:

  • A logo design in the original file format
  • A high-resolution image of the logo (jpeg or png), 300 dpi resolution or greater

The logo will be used in MSGC’s website and all communications. As such,

  • The logo needs to be polished, striking, and compatible with use at small and large scale.
  • Optimally, it will conceptually reflect one or more facets of MSGC’s vision, mission, and/or consortium
  • No design elements from the NASA logo or UM branding may be replicated as part of a logo.
  • The logo creator gives MSGC all rights to the design, including the right to publish and/or alter the design as they see fit and to communicate the designer’s name in conjunction with the logo.

The winner of the contest will be announced by the end of November 2018. The designer of the winning entry can request up to $100 in NASA-themed products of their choice (assuming availability), or products customized with their new logo.