The NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity Announcement Number: NNH21ZHA001C was amended on November 20, 2020 to reflect a suborbital flight component. New Mexico will be able to select one pre-proposal per category: ISS flight opportunity and suborbital flight.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement (OSTEM), in cooperation with the Space Technology Mission Directorate / Flight Opportunities program (STMD/FO), solicits proposals for suborbital flight of 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 flown in a suborbital environment. In addition and as mentioned prior to this amendment, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement (OSTEM), in cooperation with the International Space Station (ISS) Research Office, NASA’s Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), the Science Mission Directorates (SMD), the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and NASA’s nine (9) Centers plus NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), solicits proposals for the NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).
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.
You may access the full Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) below:
You may access the Amendments No. 1-3 to the Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for 2021 NASA EPSCoR International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity Solicitation below:
- Pre-proposals are due to NM NASA EPSCoR by December 7, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. If selected full proposal will be due to NSPIRES by February 8, 2020.
- All proposers will be notified on the Technical Advisory Committee’s decision on or before December 18, 2020. Only one proposal will be selected to go forward from the State of New Mexico.
- Cost-sharing is not required. See page 8 of the CAN.
The Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Research Announcement (NRA) or Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) can be found below:
You must use the NASA EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN), International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity and Suborbital Flight Opportunity Announcement Number: NNH21ZHA001C Solicitation, along with Amendments 1-3 (Includes Appendix G – Suborbital Flight Opportunity Information) to prepare your proposal. All deadlines contained in this solicitation are the final deadlines set by NASA.