Iowa NASA EPSCoR is currently soliciting for Pre-Proposals for the anticipated NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice.
Now soliciting for FY2022 Pre-Proposals. Click here for full description: FY2022 Iowa NASA EPSCoR Pre-Proposal RFP
UPDATE 8/25/21: Research Interests for FY2022 Research Award Released: Appendix A, Research Interests
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of STEM Engagement, in cooperation with NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Science Mission Directorates (SMD), the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and NASA’s nine Centers, plus the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), solicit proposals for the NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
It is anticipated that the National NASA EPSCoR solicitation will be released in late November 2021, with a single strong full proposal due from Iowa in early February 2022. To allow sufficient time to select and develop this proposal, the Iowa NASA EPSCoR office is soliciting for pre-proposals in advance of the CAN release. Based on past CAN solicitations, no significant changes are anticipated.
Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to NASA’s strategic research and technology development priorities and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities of higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction receiving funding. There are 28 jurisdictions in NASA EPSCoR, each of which is allowed to submit one proposal for this Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN).
Faculty throughout Iowa, particularly junior faculty, women, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. NASA EPSCoR does not have citizenship requirements. However, it should be noted that foreign nationals are not normally allowed into NASA Centers. Faculty with a current NASA EPSCoR Research CAN award are not eligible to apply.
It is the proposer’s responsibility to view the FY2022 CAN in its entirety once released. Last year’s announcement can be found here: NASA FY2021 CAN Solicitation
Pre-Proposal Submission Instructions
In order to allow time for internal competition, pre-proposals must be submitted as one PDF file to Pre-Proposal Submission by October 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Please include a cover page (see below), a project description (includes scientific/technical summary, goals, objectives, timeline, expected outcomes, management/evaluation plan, and collaborators – 5 pages maximum), budget and narrative/justification (page limit as needed), and letter(s) of support from NASA counterpart(s).
Pre-Proposals Due: October 22, 2021, 5:00 PM
Selected proposal announced: December 13, 2021