This is a special call to fund NASA and aerospace-related research grants to Nebraska researchers interested in establishing and/or strengthening ties with NASA scientists, and conducting research important to NASA.
The anticipated funding period is February 1, 2015 – July 31, 2015. It is important to note that no requests for extensions beyond this funding period are allowed.
There are two goals of the EPSCoR Research Mini-grant program: 1) To elevate the aerospace-related research being conducted in Nebraska for future infrastructure building and workforce development opportunities; and 2) To result in future proposals to NASA and/or other federal, state, or private organizations for funding.
Mini-grants are not intended to be sustaining funding; rather they are intended to support a project or program for one year, allowing the project or program to grow and obtain more permanent funding elsewhere. Funding for non-NASA or non-aerospace related projects is not supported by the program at this time.
Per NASA, this funding is not appropriate and shall not be used for the augmentation of awards already made under the NASA EPSCoR Research Award program.
All institutions of higher education in Nebraska are eligible for NASA EPSCoR research funds. Institutions do not have to be an affiliate of the NASA Nebraska Space Grant.
Applicants may request NASA support in an amount no greater than $10,000 if the project has a well-established plan to establish and/or strengthen a NASA collaboration. This plan for collaboration must be documented in the respective section of the application.
Proposed amounts should be reflective of the scope of the project. It is important to note that not all projects will be funded at the maximum award levels. Selected projects may be funded at lesser amounts based on the ability of applicant to align with the goals of the program, or due to budget cuts.
For more details and to download the proposal click here.
If you are the PI on a funded mini-grant and you or a funded student has invented something please follow these guidelines for reporting requirements: NASA Invention Disclosure Guidance
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