The NASA EPSCoR Program anticipates the of the 2023 solicitation titled “Rapid Response Research (R3)” by mid-September 2022. The goal of this effort is to foster close collaborations among NASA, industry and university faculty to solve specific current NASA research challenges. The funding for each award is $100,000 for a one-year period of performance to address a subset of NASA topic areas. “Jurisdictions may submit up to a total of six proposals. The proposals may come from one or multiple offices (i.e., 6 proposals for the same topic or office, or 1 proposal from each of six offices, or any combination).” New Mexico faculty members interested in submitting a proposal must first submit a notice of intent to the NM NASA EPSCoR Office.
The lead Science PIs must contact the NASA point of contact to talk about their research ideas before submitting a notice of intent (and before proposal submission). For NASA point of contact information, refer to the “solicitation to be updated when it is released.” The FY 2023 R3 topics can be found here: 2023 R3 topics list
A notice of intent (NOI) stating the specific appendix and research area of the proposal must be submitted by TBD when 2023 solicitation is released to TBD when 2023 solicitation is released.
The R3 is a collaborative effort between EPSCoR and the NASA Mission Directorate programs/offices. The goals of R3 are to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to NASA, and to enable EPSCoR researchers to work with NASA to solve research issues impacting the Agency’s programs/missions. The proposed research should also contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science, and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of New Mexico.
There is no requirement that Science PIs be U.S. citizens, however, foreign nationals (e.g., non-U.S. citizens who do not have a green card) will likely not be permitted access to NASA Centers. This may or may not be relevant to the research being proposed.
- $100,000 award
- 1-year period of performance
- U.S citizenship NOT required, but access to NASA Centers can be limited
- NASA collaborator(s) required
- NO matching funds required