Goal: Facilitate new research collaborations among NASA Centers and NSHE faculty by competitively awarding travel grants and workshop funds.
Workshops: Topical workshops provide a unique opportunity for NSHE researchers to discuss and form collaborations for training and proposal development purposes. Workshop awards may provide one to two days of meeting time for specific training and proposal development efforts. Workshops also provide potential to develop collaborations among NSHE faculty, NASA scientists/engineers and industry.
Travel Grants: Early-career and mid-career faculty who are engaged in research re-alignment will be given priority for travel grants. Travel grants will be awarded to cover costs for NSHE faculty to travel to NASA Centers and in some instances to visit businesses involved in NASA missions. Although travel grants are designed to only cover travel costs (within the U.S. only), some salary coverage may be considered for Desert Research Institute (DRI) faculty and university research faculty who do not have state-supported salaries.
Funding: All requests should not exceed $20,000 total (Federal plus State match). State funds provide the 1:1 match required by NASA EPSCoR for travel and workshop awards. No institutional match will be required from your institution.
Please read the full solicitation for all relevant details.
A complete application consists of the online form you have just completed and a single PDF with a 1-2 Page Description and a Signed Budget and Budget Justification.
Sponsored Programs Officer (SPO) or Business Manager to provide:
The State of Nevada provides the 1:1 match required by NASA EPSCoR for travel and workshop awards. Unrecovered F&A (i.e, ICR) must be included on the Statem match (SPM) direct costs. All requests should not exceed $20,000 total (federal plus state match).
Letters of Support
Although it is not required, if available, letters of interest from NASA Center (or business engaged in NASA missions) personnel may be included in PDF upload.