2016-2017 RID Seed Grant

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2016-2017 RID Seed Grant

Request for Proposals

Application Deadline:  Friday, July 15, 2016 5:00 pm PDT

The Nevada System of Higher Education is pleased to announce SEED Grant funding opportunity for NSHE faculty through the NASA EPSCoR program.  NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is to develop academic research enterprises that are long term, self-sustaining and nationally competitive for non-EPSCoR dollars. The seed grant proposals must include a collaboration of at least two NSHE institutions, produce a proposal to NASA or relevant program, and be designed for activities that accomplish one or more of the following:

  • Initiate inter-or multi-disciplinary activities;
  • Create critical mass or expertise on topics of strategic interest to NASA;
  • and/or Engage NASA scientists from one or more NASA Centers.


Faculty at NSHE institutions, particularly junior faculty, women, and members of other underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. B.

Award: Funding Information

Depending on available funds, it is anticipated 2-3 projects will be awarded. Project total should not exceed $100,000 ($50K federal/$50K state match). Unrecovered F&A must be included as part of the $50K state match. State funds will be provided by State Special Projects match. Each submitted proposal must include signed budgets from collaborating campuses with the amount of the collaborators total budget listed under 1.A. Subcontracts on the NSHE budget form. 3 Awards will be made to the lead PI and then their institution will sub-award funds to all collaborating NSHE institutions.

Award Obligations

Award recipients are required to prepare annual and final reports following NASA EPSCoR guidelines. Reporting will be performed through online forms. You will be required to provide demographic data about participants and prepare a project highlight for inclusion in an annual report prepared by NASA EPSCoR. The final report includes: grant proposals submitted; grant proposals funded; papers submitted and/or published in refereed journals; presentations or abstracts at professional meetings, and collaborations with NASA centers and institutions across the state. Award recipients are also expected to attend and make a presentation at the annual NASA EPSCoR/Space Grant Meeting anticipated to occur in the spring of 2017. Travel for this meeting should be included in your budget.

To apply download the solicitation and attached application forms and follow the guidelines and requirements in the solicitation. (Must download not just view to see the attached “paperclip” forms)