Nevada NASA EPSCoR Suborbital Flight Opportunity CAN

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The Nevada NASA EPSCoR program requests Letters of Interest (LOI) and Proposals for the National NASA EPSCoR Suborbital Flight Opportunity Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) Amendment.

The National NASA EPSCoR Program has announced a new solicitation entitled “Suborbital Flight Opportunity” program. This solicitation is for current or previously funded EPSCoR projects or other research projects that are mature enough to design a research experiment or develop research experimental hardware to the point that it can be flown in a suborbital environment. Suborbital flight can be used as a maturation step from ground-based research to downstream orbital flight research/demonstration or can be used for scientific research that can be accomplished in suborbital flight. Proposals shall state how suborbital flight will influence/mature the results/quality of any prior ground-based research or technology development and will provide insight into how the suborbital flight fits into a larger scientific research or space technology development context, as applicable. Only one proposal per jurisdiction may be submitted by the jurisdiction’s NASA EPSCoR Project Director. An award will be provided at a total of $250,000 for a three-year period. There is no match requirement.

Because we may only submit one proposal, we 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 this solicitation, we will request that the faculty consider collaborating on a single proposal. If collaboration is not an option, the NV NASA EPSCoR Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will review the letters of interest and select the proposal 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 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 Suborbital CAN will provide an award of $250,000 total for a three-year project period with no match requirement.

Please read the full  SOLICITATION  for all relevant details. *Download PDF file to view "paperclipped" attachments.

STEP 1 – Submit Letter of Interest (LOI) Online: Due February 28, 2022 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 4, 2022, 5:00 pm PT.