The National NASA EPSCoR Program has announced a solicitation for projects seeking an “International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity” program. This solicitation is for projects that are mature enough to transition to a flight experiment with little or no additional NASA funding during the 3-year period of performance of the award. Proposals shall describe scientific and/or technical research in areas that support NASA’s strategic research and technology development priorities. Proposals shall also emphasize how a flight in microgravity will influence or improve the results or quality of any ground-based research. The proposed research should contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of Nevada.
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 or R3 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. Proposals involving bilateral participation, collaboration, or coordination in any way with China or any Chinese-owned company, whether funded or performed under a no exchange-of-funds arrangement, will be ineligible for award.
Funding: The NASA EPSCoR ISS NOFO will provide an award of up to $150,000 total for a three-year project period with no match requirement. NASA may award up to 5 project under this NOFO.
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STEP 1 - Submit Letter of Interest (LOI) Online: Due February 20, 2024 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 April 8, 2024, 5:00 pm PT.