Idaho NASA EPSCoR typically offers researchers two grant opportunities - research initiation grants and collaboration grants. In addition, Idaho researchers may apply for a national grant through the NASA EPSCoR Research Program (when available).
Idaho NASA EPSCoR Research Initiation Grants
Idaho NASA EPSCoR funds Research Initiation Grants to provide opportunities for new researchers to gain experience and/or for established researchers to take a dramatic step in a new research direction.
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Maximum award amount: $42,000
Award duration: Up to 1 year
Matching requirement: 1:1 (In other words, a non-federal cash or in-kind match equal to the amount requested from Idaho NASA EPSCoR)
Proposal submission deadline: March 31, 2021
NASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research Proposals
NASA has released the 2021 EPSCoR Rapid Research Response solicitation. Potential proposers can view NASA’s solicitation here
This opportunity is intended to provide limited funding (~100K) to researchers for projects that last a year or less and that are specifically targeted to NASA’s needs. The technical part of the proposal is limited to 2-3 pages per topic.
Maximum award amount: $100,000
Award duration: Up to 1 year
Who can apply? Researchers from Idaho's colleges and universities can submit NOIs to be considered for full proposal development
Optional webinar for potential proposers: December 4 at 11:00 AM PST
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Notice of Intent (required) deadline: December 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm
Notify proposers if selected to continue with proposal development: Dec. 18
Proposals due to INE: January 20
Proposals due to NASA: Feb 5
National NASA EPSCoR Pre-Proposals
Maximum award amount: $725,000
Award duration: Up to 3 years
Matching requirement: 50% (e.g., if you request $725,000 from NASA; you must provide $362,500 in cost-share)
Who can apply? Researchers from Idaho's colleges and universities can submit pre-proposals.
Notice of Intent deadline: August 21, 2020
Pre-proposal submission deadline: September 16, 2020
Idaho NASA EPSCoR Collaboration Grant
The goal of the Idaho NASA EPSCoR Collaboration Grant program is to support new collaborations for researchers (faculty and/or students) to increase Idaho's research capabilities. Often, these types of grants are used to fund travel to research centers (e.g., a NASA Center, a National Lab, or a potential industry partner).
Maximum award amount: $2,500
Award duration: Up to 1 year, but usually less
Matching requirement: 1:1 (In other words, a non-federal cash or in-kind match equal to the amount requested from Idaho NASA EPSCoR.)
Who can apply? Researchers at Idaho institutions of higher education and their employees can apply for these grants.
Proposal submission deadline: On a rolling basis