MS NASA EPSCoR

Mississippi NASA EPSCoR

Director:
Nathan Murray
nmurray@olemiss.edu
+1 (662) 915-3190

Program Coordinator:
Earnest Stephens
estephen@olemiss.edu
+1 (662) 915-1187

Funding Opportunities

Travel Grants

The Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Program provides travel grants to promote the development of research infrastructure and the development of partnerships between NASA research assets and those of the jurisdiction.

Solicitation Apply Online

Research Infrastructure Development Grants

The Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Program provides research initiation seed grants aimed at strengthening Mississippi’s research competitiveness.

NASA EPSCoR CAN

The NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) solicits research proposals through a Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) addressing high-priority NASA research and technology development needs. Awards are up to $750,000 for a three-year performance period. The Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Director, with oversight from the Mississippi Research Consortium (MRC), runs a statewide pre-proposal competition to identify the most relevant and competitive proposal for submission to the CAN.

NASA EPSCoR ISS Flight Opportunity

The NASA Office of Education, in cooperation with the International Space Station (ISS) Research Office, solicits proposals for the NASA EPSCoR ISS Flight Opportunity. Mississippi is an eligible EPSCoR jurisdiction. Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of the Mission Directorates, and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities of higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction receiving funding. This Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) 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 safely flown on the ISS. Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to perform scientific and/or technical research in areas that support NASA’s strategic research and technology development priorities and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction receiving funding.

Solicitation

Active Research Programs

NASA EPSCoR Research Awards

Dr. Shanti Bhushan

High-Fidelity Loci-CHEM Simulations for Acoustic Wave Propagation and Vibration
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
MSU Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Mississippi State University

Dr. Ahmed Al-Ostaz

Utilizing ISS as a Test Bed to Validate the Performance of Nano-Enhanced Polymers Subjected to Atomic Oxygen and/or Hypervelocity Impact
Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Mississippi

Dr. Lei Cao

A New Paradigm for Efficient Space Communications Using Rateless Coding with Unequal Error Control and Data Fusion
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of Mississippi

Dr. Chris Winstead

GEANT4 Simulations for Astronaut Risk Calculations
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
University of Southern Mississippi

Research Infrastructure Development Awards

Dr. Hunain Alkhateb
Dept. of Civil Engineering
University of Mississippi
In Situ Extraction of Materials from Simulated Martian Regolith Using Ionic Liquid-Based Separation Platforms: A Holistic Approach

Dr. Jared Delcamp
Dept. of Chemistry
University of Mississippi
Dye-sensitized Solar Cells with Halogen Bonding Recognition for High Voltage Systems

Dr. Yucheng Liu
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Mississippi State University
Development of a Multiphase Computational Framework for Understanding and Predicting Plasticity and Damage Mechanisms Governing High Strain Rate Performance of Composite Structures