The NASA EPSCoR Program has announced the release of a new solicitation titled “Rapid Response Research (R3).” 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. Each NASA EPSCoR jurisdiction may submit one proposal per appendix. For example, New Mexico may submit, through the NM NASA EPSCoR Office, up to 6 proposals. Each proposal may come from one or multiple research focus areas. 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 “R3 Full Solicitation” link below.
A notice of intent stating the specific appendix and research area of the proposal must be submitted by Monday, October 24, 2022 by 5:00 pm MDT to Veronica Anaya at email@example.comIt is very important that the name of the appendix, research area, and page number from solicitation are specified. Please download the “FY2023 NASA R3 NOI and Proposal Application Guidelines” below:
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
- S citizenship NOT required, but access to NASA Centers can be limited
- NASA collaborator(s) required
- NO matching funds required
Amendment 1 to R3 NOFO: