2019-2020 NV NASA Space Grant Research Infrastructure

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The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) announces available funding for 2019-2020 Research Infrastructure.

Focus:  The Nevada Space Grant Consortium (NVSGC) seeks to develop a diverse and capable Nevada STEM workforce by providing funds for NASA-related faculty research and/or workforce development projects. Selected faculty projects will enhance Nevada’s research infrastructure and/or provide STEM workforce development opportunities for students in topic areas such as:  unmanned aerial systems, aeronautics (including high altitude balloon projects), planetary geology, astrochemistry, astrophysics, astrobiology, biodiversity/biology, new satellite data systems, remote sensing, sustainability, agricultural science, climate change, hydrological impacts under a changing climate, and STEM education.  These funds should not augment existing funded research projects.


  • Faculty within any Nevada System of Higher Education Institution, particularly junior faculty, women, and members of other underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.
  • Faculty receiving direct funding do not have to be U.S. citizens.
  • Faculty who currently have a NVSGC research infrastructure or NASA EPSCoR research sub-award/grant are not eligible until after the end of their project.
  • Faculty may only apply to the NVSGC Research Infrastructure or NV NASA EPSCoR RID Seed Grant solicitation, but not both during the same solicitation year.

Funding:  Depending on available funds, it is anticipated that 4 proposals will be selected for sub-awards. Project budget totals should not exceed $49,000 ($23K federal/$26K state match).  Matching funds will be provided by State Special Projects match. Each submitted proposal must include signed budgets from their institution and any collaborating campuses with the amount of the collaborators total budget listed under 1.A. Subcontracts on the NSHE budget form for the lead institution.  Awards will be made to the lead PI and then their institution will sub-award funds to any collaborating NSHE institutions.

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

Webinar about this solicitation will be held February 12, 2019 at 12 noon PT. Use this webex link to:  JOIN THE MEETING

Proposal Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019, 5:00 pm PT.