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.


The Maine NASA EPSCoR Program is soliciting research proposals in anticipation of the release of the FY 2022 NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) announcement. 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 60-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, whether or not they are Affiliates of the Consortium, are invited to submit proposals to the Maine EPSCoR Program in anticipation of the FY 2022 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.

Deadline Dates:

Letters of Intent are due at MSGC by 11:59 pm, October 29, 2021

Proposals are due at MSGC by 11:59 pm, December 17, 2021

You can download a copy of the early solicitation – Maine NASA EPSCoR Research FY22 Competition Call for Proposals FINAL

Download a copy of the FY21 NASA EPSCoR CAN

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