Our 2016 Maine NASA (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Infrastructure Development (RID) Program funds Interdisciplinary Theme-Specific VISIONEERING Workshops to generate synthesis of ideas in Maine that align with NASA and Maine’s needs. Small travel and proposal writing grants are available to assist awarded workshop proposal “teams” to continue and/or develop their project collaboration and project proposal in anticipation of submitting to our Collaborative Seed Grant program in following years. The Collaborative Seed
Grant Program in years two and three are intended to “jump start” collaborative projects that stem from the theme specific plans generated from the workshops.
Cost share in the form of cash and/or in-kind is required. No indirect (F&A) may be charged on RID awards.  Unrecovered F&A is an allowed form of cost sharing.
Eligible applicants are faculty/researchers at MSGC Affiliate higher education and research institutions. Individuals from for-profit institutions can participate in the proposal as co-principal investigators.
The due date for proposals is December 18, 2015.

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


The 2016 Maine/NASA EPSCoR RID program is now open.  Download the 2016 Maine NASA EPSCoR RID Call for Proposals for proposal guidelines and important dates.  Proposals are due to MSGC on December 18, 2015