NASA Early Career Faculty in Space Technology Research

Sponsor Deadline: 

Mar 31, 2017

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Mar 3, 2017


National Aeronautics and Space Admin

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NASA Early Career Faculty ECF in Space Technology Research


Topic 1 – Integrated Photonic Sensors and Science Instrument Subsystems.
Topic 2 – Meso- and Micro-scale Fluidic Sample Acquisition and Handling for Human Exploration and Space Science Missions.
Topic 3 – Cognitive Communications for NASA Science and Exploration.
Topic 4 – Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Solutions for NASA Data Challenges.

Eligibility: The PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the sponsoring U.S. university at the time of award. If the PI’s appointment is scheduled to change to Associate Professor (either tenure-track or tenured) on or before the award date, he/she is not eligible for an ECF award. Note: Universities may submit proposals on behalf of PIs who are being considered for a tenure-track position; however, the PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at that university at the time of award.

The PI must be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency (i.e., holder of a U.S. Permanent Resident Card, also referred to as a Green Card) no later than August 1 following the proposal submission deadline, and both the biographical sketch and department letter should specifically address the U.S. citizenship/permanent residency requirement.