The National NASA EPSCoR Program has announced a new “Rapid Response Research” (or R3) solicitation. 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 twenty $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 Appendices A-F (attached). Each jurisdiction may submit one proposal per topic area for a total of 21 new topic areas, i.e., Nevada may submit, through the NV NASA EPSCoR Office, up to 21 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 Technical Advisory Committee 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. Faculty may submit as many Letters of Intent (LOI) as Topic Areas they wish to be considered to propose to. Having an ongoing RRR project award will not be factored into the decision to green-light an LOI for full proposal development. Please keep in mind that Nevada will only be allowed to submit a single proposal per Topic Area (as many as 21 in total, 1 per Topic Area).
Funding: The NASA EPSCoR RRR CAN will provide an award of up to $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, including NSHE SPO/EPSCoR.
Please read the full SOLICITATION for all relevant details. *Download PDF file to view "paperclipped" attachments.
Webinar about this solicitation will be held October 15, 2019 at 12 pm PT. Use this webex link to attend: JOIN THE MEETING
STEP 1 - Submit Letter of Interest (LOI) Online: Due November 4, 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 December 18, 2019, 5:00 pm PT.