The Alabama NASA EPSCoR Office has just released the submission process for the 2020 NASA EPSCOR Cooperative Agreement Notice.
The goal of NASA EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research. This capability will, in turn, contribute to the jurisdiction's economic viability and expand the nation's base for aerospace research and development.
Based on the availability of funding, NASA will continue to help jurisdictions achieve these goals through NASA EPSCoR. Funded jurisdictions will be selected through a merit-based, peer-review competition.
The specific objectives of NASA EPSCoR are to:
- Contribute to and promote the development of research capability in NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission.
- Improve the capabilities of the NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions to gain support from sources outside the NASA EPSCoR program.
- Develop partnerships among NASA research assets, academic institutions, and industry.
- Contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities of higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction.
Due to the tight turnaround, it may be advisable to create a skeleton of your full-length (15 page) Scientific/Technical/Management Plan section in the event you are selected.
Please note that the deadline for receipt of full proposals at the Alabama NASA EPSCoR office is January 24, 2020.
: AU Internal submission and review:
January 9, 2020
, 4:45 PM
: White papers due for university review and selection.
All white papers must be submitted electronically through
AU Competition Space
January 15, 2020
Notification of decisions by AU committee will be disseminated. One white paper will be selected. If selected, PSFS/David Beale will advise the State EPSCoR Director of the Title, Subject, Abstract and PI contact information. Alabama NASA EPSCoR Office will use this information to locate reviewers. PI will begin directly communicating with the Alabama NASA EPSCoR Office. PI begins writing full proposal according to CAN.
: External Submission to Alabama NASA EPSCoR Office at UAH
The selected PI prepares a full proposal for consideration by the Alabama NASA EPSCoR Office. Budgets should be for $675K over 3 years, with matching funds as described in the 2020 CAN. Budget and proposal must be approved by AU.
Deadline for receipt of full proposals at the Alabama NASA EPSCoR office: January 24, 2020.
Proposal review period by Alabama NASA EPSCoR Office: January 27 - February 10, 2020
: Selection and submission to NASA National Competition:
Selection announcement: February 14, 2020.
Winner has time to make final adjustments with input from reviewers and Alabama NASA EPSCoR Office.
Final proposal to Alabama NASA EPSCoR office: February 21, 2020.
Submission to UAH OSP for preparation of package: February 28, 2020.
Submission from UAH to NASA: March 6, 2020.
Budgets should be for
over 3 years, with matching funds as described in the solicitation.
Please note that the requirements differ from the standard limited s
Applications Due – January 9, 2020 (4:45pm Central)