Program Coordinator: Earnest Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (662) 915-1187
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.
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 Rapid Response Research (R3)
The NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) solicits proposals of two (2) to three (3) pages for the FY 2021 NASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research (R3) program. Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposer shall work closely with a NASA researcher to focus on developing competitive research and technology for the solution of scientific and technical issues of importance to the NASA Mission Directorates (see Appendices A through I of the solicitation for more information). The Rapid Response Research (R3) program is an attempt to implement research within NASA and commercial partners to address technical issues. It 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, the commercial partners, and other entities. It is anticipated that approximately (20) awards of up to $100,000 each for a period of performance not to exceed one year each may be made under this cooperative agreement. Cost sharing is not required.
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.
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NASA EPSCoR Research Awards
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