2021 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) once again. It is anticipated that the National NASA EPSCoR CAN solicitation
will be released in late-November 2020 with a single full proposal submission due in early February
2021. To allow sufficient time to select and develop a single strong full proposal from Nevada, a
letter of intent and pre-proposals are being solicited in advance of the Federal CAN release. The LOIs
will be used to select review panel members for pre-proposal 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. The CAN announcement from last year
is attached to this solicitation as a paperclip.

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

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. 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., if there are insufficient state matching funds, 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 August 3, 2020 at 2 pm PT. Use this Microsoft Teams link to attend:   JOIN THE MEETING

STEP 1 – Submit Letter of Intent (LOI) Online:  Due September 7, 2020, 5:00 pm PT.   CLICK HERE to submit LOI.

STEP 2 – Submit Pre-proposal Online:  Due October 13, 2020, 5:00 pm PT. Please submit a single PDF document using the naming convention: PI Last Name_First Name_NASA_CAN. Submissions that are incomplete will not be reviewed and no late submissions will be accepted.