2018 Nevada NASA EPSCoR Request for LOI and Pre-proposals: National NASA EPSCoR Research CAN

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The Nevada NASA EPSCoR program requests Letter of Intent (LOI) and Pre-proposals for the National NASA EPSCoR Research CAN.

The National NASA EPSCoR Program has revised the schedule for the Research Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) due to an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) request that the solicitation be announced and awarded on an annual basis and at an earlier date.  It is anticipated that the National NASA EPSCoR will be released in July or August 2018 with a single full proposal submission due in October 2018.  (In prior years, the solicitation for the full proposal was announced in December with a submission date in mid to late March.) To allow sufficient time to select and develop a strong full proposal from Nevada, a letter of intent and pre-proposals are being solicited in advance of the Federal CAN release. The pre-proposals will undergo a competitive external review that will result in the selection of one pre-proposal that will advance to full proposal development.  Note: the National NASA EPSCoR CAN will only permit one full proposal submission per EPSCoR state.  Based on past CAN solicitations no significant changes are anticipated.

NASA EPSCoR Research CAN pre-proposals must include three or more statewide collaborations among NSHE institutions.  

Eligibility: Faculty at Nevada System of Higher Education institutions, particularly junior faculty, women, and members of other underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Faculty who have a current National NASA EPSCoR Research CAN project are not eligible to apply while their project is on-going. Pre-proposals must include Co-PIs from at least three NSHE institutions.

Funding:  The NASA EPSCoR Research CAN will provide an award of $1,125,000 total for a three-year period with the expectation of a 2:1 match; i.e., $750K in Federal funds and $375K in state matching funds (contingent on matching fund availability) and/or institutional match.  Note: an attempt must be made to distribute Federal and state matching funds to each participating institution. If institutional match is required, that match must be met at the respective institution, i.e., institutions receiving Federal funding must provide the 2:1 match from their institution and not through another NSHE institution’s budget.

Please read the full SOLICITATION for all relevant details. *Download PDF file to view “paperclipped” attachments.

Webinar about this solicitation will be held April 11, 2018 at 12 noon PT. Use this webex link to attend: JOIN THE MEETING

STEP 1 – Letter of Intent Due:  May 21, 2018, 5:00 pm PT

STEP 2 – Pre-Proposal Due:  June 28, 2018, 5:00 pm PT