Research Funding

FY19 NASA Nebraska EPSCoR Statewide Pre-Proposal Competetion

Pre-Proposal Due:  May 21, 2018

In anticipation of a national NASA EPSCoR Request for Proposals, the NASA Nebraska EPSCoR program invites pre-proposals for participation in the next national competition.  While there is no RFP from NASA at this time, and no official date as to when the RFP will be issued, the NASA Nebraska EPSCoR program is initiating this pre-proposal process at the state level to evaluate research with merit for full development upon NASA’s official announcement of the national competition. NASA Nebraska EPSCoR will only consider successful pre-proposals from this call to be eligible in the national NASA EPSCoR competition upon release of an RFP.

Requirements

Eligibility requirements:
• Faculty members at Nebraska colleges and universities
• Previous NASA-related research; priority will be given to those with a documented history of funded collaborative research with NASA scientists
• No more than one pre-proposal per faculty member As NASA has not yet distributed an RFP or indicated whether Nebraska will be eligible this year, the established due date for Pre-Proposals is tentative.

The scope of the work should be aligned with the anticipated budget amount of $621,250 over 3 years. A minimum of $375,000 in matching funds or cost share will likely be required by NASA and this may be in kind or cash.

A signed letter from the College Dean(s) must be uploaded with the pre-proposal. The pre-proposal will not be forwarded for review if it does not state the College’s commitment to the estimated $375,000 cost share. Cost share may be either cash, in kind, or a combination of both.

Pre-Proposal Submission
Although a due date is stated above, this date is subject to change based on the actual RFP release date from NASA. It is possible the due date could be earlier. Late pre-proposals will not be considered. Proposers must submit per the requirements on the NASA Nebraska InfoReady Review website: https://nespacegrant.infoready4.com/

Download the announcement here.

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