The Wilf Family Discovery Fund in Space Science, Planetary Science and Astrobiology is accepting proposals to fund one 2024 grant totaling up to $160k (direct cost) for innovative, early-stage research in all areas of space science, planetary science and astrobiology. The funding is designated for efforts on Campus (with Campus personnel), and the period of performance is two years.
Proposals submitted in response to this solicitation must have a Caltech Campus Principal Investigator (PI) who is a member of the faculty.
A selection will be made by mid-March 2024. Proposers should plan to commence on 1 April 2024.
Proposals can be in any format but are required to provide the information outlined below. The Program Description and Rationale is limited to 3 pages in length. If references are utilized, they may be provided outside of the 3-page limit. The budget is also outside the 3-page limit.
Program Description and Rationale (3-page limit)
References: outside of 3-page limit
Proposed Budget: outside of 3-page limit, see example.Email your Proposal submission here
Please submit your proposals via email by 19 January 2024.
A brief progress report is due at the completion of the first year of funding.
A brief final report is due at the completion of the period of performance in the award letter.
If requested, a short presentation of the results of the work shall be given to the donor.
This award must be acknowledged appropriately in all publications referencing the work. If selected, an acknowledgement statement will be provided.