NASA EPSCoR International Space Station Flight Opportunity
The NASA EPSCoR International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity utilizes the ISS as a microgravity platform or test bed for a space flight demonstration of the basic ground research.
The ISS opportunity is for current or previously funded EPSCoR projects or other research projects that are mature enough to design a research experiment or develop research experimental hardware to the point that it can be safely flown on the ISS.
Each NASA-funded EPSCoR proposal is expected to perform scientific and/or technical research in areas that support NASA’s strategic research and technology development priorities and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities of higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction receiving funding.
Each jurisdiction can submit one proposal. The Maine NASA EPSCoR program office will coordinate proposal submissions on a first come first serve basis. Proposals must be submitted by the Maine NASA EPSCoR Director.
Proposals can be for up to $100,000 for one year. Cost-sharing is not required.
NASA will cover flight costs to the ISS.
Although the FY 2023 NOFO release is anticipated on January 5, 2023, applicants may get a head started by downloading the FY 2020 NOFO.
- NASA NOFO release (tentative): January 5, 2023
- Proposal due at MSGC: TBD
- Proposal due at NASA (tentative): April 5, 2023
- Awards announcement (estimated): May 31, 2023
Click here for a description of funded NASA EPSCoR ISS Flight Opportunity projects in Maine
Click here to view abstracts of funded NASA EPSCoR ISS Flight Opportunity projects in other states.
See NSPIRES for up-to-date information.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal please contact Dr. Terry Shehata