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Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: NNH09ZNE002C
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jan 15, 2009
Creation Date: Jan 15, 2009
Original Closing Date for Applications: Mar 19, 2009   
Current Closing Date for Applications: Mar 19, 2009   
Archive Date: Mar 20, 2009
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s): 00.000  --  Not Elsewhere Classified
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Institutions for which the NASA EPSCoR Directors are currently serving are eligible to participate in NASA EPSCoR. The National Science Foundation (NSF) determines overall jurisdiction eligibility for NASA EPSCoR. Details regarding eligibility are available at . Refer to the table at for current eligibility. The following jurisdictions are eligible to propose to this NASA EPSCoR solicitation: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Jurisdictions responding to this CAN may submit up to two proposals. The number of current NASA EPSCoR Research Awards in a given jurisdiction will be a consideration during the selection process.

Agency Name

NASA Headquarters


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA’s four Mission Directorates—Aeronautics Research, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations—and NASA’s ten Centers, solicits proposals for the NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected 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 and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction. Proposals are due on 19 March, 2009. It is anticipated that 7-10 awards of up to $750,000 for a three-year period of performance may be made under this Notice pursuant to the authority of the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook (, Section 1260.12(d).

Link to Full Announcement

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Diane D. DeTroye
Manager, NASA EPSCoR Technical and scientific questions may be directed to:

Synopsis Modification History

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