2018 Research Infrastructure Development Seed Grant

Applications Accepted: 04/12/18 - 06/04/2018
  • The Nevada NASA EPSCoR program announces available funding for 2018 Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Seed Grants. 


    Focus:  The programmatic focus is to further engage and utilize Nevada’s unique resources and talent for enhancing greater scientific discovery and developing new technologies to address NASA’s goals. The request for seed grant funds may be based on outcomes from prior workshops/meetings with NASA Personnel; however, these funds should not augment existing funded research projects. Research Infrastructure Development (RID) activities should target unique activities that increase Nevada’s competitiveness.

    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 Nevada; and/or
    •    Engage NASA scientists from one or more NASA Centers. 

    Note: There is no requirement that funds be used to support student participation, although it is allowable.  Any student support should be fully explained in the project description. These funds should not augment existing funded research projects.

    Eligibility: Faculty at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions, particularly junior faculty, women, and members of other underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. 

    Funding:  Nevada NASA EPSCoR, depending on available funds, it is anticipated that at least 3 projects will be awarded. Project total should not exceed $50,000 ($25K federal/$25K state match). Unrecovered F&A must be included as part of the $25K state match. State funds will be provided by State Special Projects match. Each submitted proposal must include budgets signed by the Sponsored Projects Office or Business Managers from collaborating campuses with the amount of collaborators total budget listed under 1.A. Subcontracts on the NSHE budget form.

    Awards will be made to the lead PI and then their institution will sub-award funds to all collaborating NSHE instiutions. It is expected that each institution will receive both Federal and State matching funds close to the 1:1 match requirement. 

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

    Webinar about this solicitation will be held May 1, 2018 at 12 noon PT. Use this webex link to:  JOIN THE MEETING