NASA EPSCoR Research Program

The goal of this program is to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of the Mission Directorates or the Office of the Chief Technologist and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of Maine.

FY2019 NASA EPSCoR Research Early Competition (REOPENED)

DUE TO THE DELAY IN NASA RELEASING THE OFFICIAL FY2019 NASA EPSCOR RESEARCH COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NOTICE (CAN) AND TO THE SMALL NUMBER OF PROPOSALS RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO THE EARLY SOLICITATION ISSUED IN JUNE 2018, WE ARE REISSUING THE EARLY SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS.

The Maine NASA EPSCoR Program is soliciting research proposals in anticipation of the release of the FY 2019 NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) announcement in early summer. This solicitation provides potential applicants a head start and ample time to prepare and submit their proposals to the MSGC and its Maine NASA EPSCoR Technical Advisory Committee for review.  We expect that there will be an opportunity for Maine to submit one Research Group proposal for potential funding under this CAN. Once the official NASA release is issued, there will be a 90-day window prior to the deadline for submission to NASA.  Potential applicants will be informed when the official CAN is released and of any adjustment to the proposal due date to MSGC.

All interested faculty groups at Maine institutions of higher education and not-for-profit research institutions are invited to submit proposals to the Maine EPSCoR Program in anticipation of the FY 2019 CAN release.  An employee of a for-profit company is not eligible to be an applicant in a NASA EPSCoR proposal but may be an active collaborator as a co-principal investigator or in another capacity. US citizenship is not an eligibility requirement.

New Deadline Dates:

Letters of Intent are due at MSGC by 11:59 pm, September 10, 2018

Proposals are due at MSGC by 11:59 pm, October 24, 2018

You can download a copy of the early solicitionation at REOPENED- FY2019 Maine NASA EPSCoR Research Early Competition Call for Proposals

You can download a copy of the FY2017 & 2018 NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice at FINAL EPSCoR FY2017-2018_CAN

Click here for a description of funded NASA EPSCoR research projects.