Mississippi NASA EPSCoR

Nathan Murray
+1 (662) 915-3190

Program Coordinator:
Earnest Stephens
+1 (662) 915-1187

Funding Opportunities


NASA EPSCoR Rapic Response Research (R3) NOFO

The goals of R3 program are to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to NASA, and to enable NASA EPSCoR researchers to work with NASA to solve research issues impacting the Agency’s programs/missions. The Rapid Response Research (R3) program is an attempt to implement research within NASA and commercial partners to address technical issues. This opportunity will allow EPSCoR researchers to work alongside NASA and commercial partners for up to one year and is intended to strengthen the bonds among EPSCoR jurisdictions, NASA, commercial partners, and other entities. Proposals must directly respond to a single topic area defined in the solicitation. The solicitation can be found at by search for opportunity number NNH22ZHA004C.

Interested researchers must submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) no later than 19 January 2022 using the link below.

Submit NOI - DUE 19 January 2022

NASA EPSCoR Internation Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity

NASA EPSCoR Sub-Orbital Flight Opportunity (SFO)

Travel/Interaction Grants

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

The solicitation is open, and proposals will be accepted at any time through 30 April 2022. Awards are up to $1,750 per request to support travel/interactions that seek to develop new relationships with NASA scientists and engineers at the Mission Directorates and/or Field Centers. The travel/activity must be completed no later than 5/31/2022. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, researchers may opt to propose virtual meetings, technical interchange sessions, mini-workshops, or other means of interaction in lieu of travel.

Solicitation Apply Online

Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Grants

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

Active Research Programs

NASA EPSCoR Research Awards

Dr. Yu Lv

A Loci-based High-Order Production Solver for Aerothermochemical Modeling of Hypersonic Entry Systems on Modern Heterogeneous Supercomputers
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering
Mississippi State University

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. Patrick Curtis

Assessment of Whole Genome Fitness of Bacteria Under Microgravity
Dept. of Biology
University of Mississippi

Dr. Likun Zhang

Acoustic Tractor Beams to Manipulate Fluids in Reduced Gravity
Dept. of Physics
University of Mississippi

Research Infrastructure Development Awards

Dr. Shan Jiang
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
University of Mississippi
A Particle-Based Numerical Framework for Continuum-Level Modeling and Simulation of Titanium Alloys in In-Space Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Yucheng Liu
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Mississippi State University
Development of a Phase Field Model to Simulate Microstructural Evolution in Metal Foaming Process

Dr. Prashant Singh
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Mississippi State University
Advancement of Experimental and Computational Tools for Turbulent Heat Transfer in Propulsion System Swirling Flows