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NASA Nebraska EPSCoR Research Mini-Grant



Downloads: Proposal Application, Budget Form, & Review Rubric


Research Mini-Grants Available from both the Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs
Research mini-grants are available from both NASA Nebraska Space Grant and the NASA Nebraska EPSCoR programs. Two different application forms are used for the different programs. Be sure to complete the correct application(s).


Funding Period
The anticipated funding period is September 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015. It is important to note that no requests for extensions beyond this funding period are allowed.


NASA EPSCoR Research Mini-Grants
The NASA EPSCoR Research Mini-Grant program (different than the NASA Space Grant Research Mini-Grant program) funds NASA and aerospace-related research grants to Nebraska researchers interested in strengthening already existing ties with NASA scientists and conducting research important to NASA.


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.


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.


Funding Limit
Applicants may request NASA support in an amount no greater than:

  • $20,000 if the project has a well-established NASA collaboration. This collaboration must be documented in the respective section of the application.
  • Applicants without a NASA collaboration will not be considered for funding.


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.


Please see the proposal application for submitting instructions and other guidelines.