The National NASA EPSCoR Program has announced an amendment to the solicitation entitled “Rapid Response Research”. The goal of this effort is to develop close collaborations among NASA, industry and university faculty to solve specific current NASA research challenges. It is anticipated that eight to ten $100,000 awards for a one-year project duration will be made to address a subset of the NASA topics listed in the National solicitation amendment Appendix D (attached). Each jurisdiction may submit one proposal per topic area for a total of 6 new topic areas, i.e., Nevada may submit, through the NV NASA EPSCoR Office, up to 6 proposals, but only one for each topic area. We are therefore requesting that any NSHE faculty member interested in submitting a proposal first submit a letter of interest; see information below. If there are multiple faculty interested in a common topic area, we will request that the faculty consider collaborating on a proposal. If collaboration is not an option, the NV NASA EPSCoR Administrative team will review the letters of interest and select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the National solicitation.
Eligibility: Faculty at NSHE 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. There is no requirement that Science PIs be U.S. citizens, however, foreign nationals (i.e., non-U.S. citizens who do not have a green card) will likely not be permitted access to NASA Centers. This may or may not be important to the research being proposed.
Funding: The NASA EPSCoR RRR CAN will provide an award of $100,000 total for a one-year project period with no match requirement. The federally negotiated indirect cost recovery (ICR) rate for each NSHE institution must be included in the budget.
Please read the full SOLICITATION for all relevant details. *Download PDF file to view "paperclipped" attachments. A fifth AMENDMENT to the solicitation NNH18ZHA005C, Rapid Response Research has been posted on NSPIRES. This amendment updates the tasks provided by the Commercial Space Capabilities Office (CSCO-2017-01 thru 04).
Webinar about this solicitation will be held December 20, 2018 at 12 pm PT. Use this webex link to attend: JOIN THE MEETING
STEP 1 - Submit Letter of Intent (LOI) Online: Due January 7, 2019, 5:00 pm PT. CLICK HERE to submit LOI.
STEP 2 - Submit Proposal Online: Only once your LOI has been approved to move forward.
Proposal Due: Selected PIs will submit proposals to the NSHE SPO/EPSCOR Office no later than February 13, 2019, 5:00 pm PT.