Early-career and mid-career faculty who are engaged in research re-alignment will be given priority for travel grants. Travel grants will be awarded to cover costs for NSHE faculty to travel to NASA Centers and in some instances to visit businesses involved in NASA missions. Although travel grants are designed to only cover travel costs (within the U.S. only), some salary coverage may be considered for Desert Research Institute (DRI) faculty who do not have state-supported salaries, i.e., DRI is a soft money research institution within NSHE.
Topical workshops and an annual NV NASA EPSCoR and Space Grant Symposium provide a unique opportunity for NSHE researchers to discuss and form collaborations for training and proposal development purposes. Workshops awards will provide one to two days of meeting time for specific training and proposal development efforts. Workshops awards will also provide the opportunity to develop collaborations among NSHE faculty, NASA scientists / engineers and industry. Topical areas that may be identified for RID seed grant or CAN proposals are potential topic areas to receive a workshop award.
The NV NASA EPSCoR Director will evaluate and award travel and workshop grant requests that meet the above requirements on an ongoing basis. Based on the goals and outcomes of the team building workshop or travel grant, those receiving funds, will be expected to:
1. Submit a preproposal to the ongoing Nevada NASA EPSCoR CAN competition – currently announced;
2. Submit a NASA ESPCoR RID proposal for seed grant funding; or
3. Submit a proposal directly to NASA or another external agency (non-EPSCoR).
4. For travel grants only, provide statement of new collaboration and potential future proposal efforts that were discussed.
LETTERS OF SUPPORT:
Although it is not required, if available, letters of interest from NASA Center (or businesses engaged in NASA missions) personnel may be submitted electronically to either Lynn Fenstermaker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Alice Ward (email@example.com).
All travel and workshop activities must be included in our annual report to NASA. The following is a list of outcomes for which NASA requires written reports: Patents and Publications/Collaborations; New Collaborations; Technical Transfer Activities; New Grants (resulting from workshop/collaborative travel); Information on Faculty/Research/Student participants and their basic demographics; and If applicable, any new or revised courses that target STEM skills if also a product of a workshop or travel grant.