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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).
The National NASA EPSCoR Research Award solicitation is anticipated to be released mid-September, 2023, with a single strong full proposal due from Iowa in December 2023. To allow sufficient time to select and develop this proposal, the Iowa NASA EPSCoR office solicits for NOIs and pre-proposals in advance of the NOFO release and proposal due date. The Iowa NASA EPSCoR office, with assistance from the INE Technical Advisory Committee, will select the proposal that will be submitted to the FY2024 RA NOFO. The FY2024 RA is expected to be similar to the previous solicitation, number NH23ZHA001C. Proposals must be submitted by the Iowa NASA EPSCoR Director through NSPIRES. Proposals submitted directly by researchers will not be accepted.
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. A list of the research priorities for each MD and center has been released for the FY24 NASA EPSCoR RA NOFO, list can be found here. A more detailed list has been provided of the Ames Research Center’s priorities and can be found here. There are 28 jurisdictions in NASA EPSCoR, each of which is allowed to submit one proposal for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).