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NASA EPSCoR Competition (announcement number NNH17ZHA002C)
[Please, notice that this new competition is different to the 2017]

It is a pleasure to notify the PR Scientific Community about the 2014 NASA EPSCoR International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity (announcement number NNH17ZHA001C).

This Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN) is for current or previously funded EPSCoR 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 International Space Station (ISS). Each funded NASA 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, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction receiving funding. This solicitation is for current or previously funded EPSCoR projects that are mature enough to design a research experimen o develop research experimental hardware to the point that it can safely be flown on the ISS.

Utilization of the ISS will further strengthen the relationships between NASA and the EPSCoR jurisdictions in the pursuit of national priorities for the advancement of science. This use of the ISS will also open new paths for the jurisdictions to compete for and win much larger spaceflight research projects.

• Up to TWO proposals that represent current mature or completed EPSCoR research projects will be accepted.

• The maximum funding request per proposal is $100,000. This amount is to be expended over a three-year period.

• There is no cost share requirement for this opportunity.

Interested research teams are invited to submit their pre-proposals to the PR NASA EPSCoR office.  The pre‑proposals will be judged by a review panel to determine the best candidate projects to be developed into full-fledged proposals for the 2017 NASA EPSCoR ISS competition, in which each EPSCoR jurisdiction will be allowed to submit TWO proposals.

The pre-proposals must contain the following information:

1.      Cover Page (one page)

a.       Project Title

b.      Research PI: name, affiliation, contact information

c.       Co-investigators: names and affiliations

d.      Collaborating NASA Center(s) and point(s) of contact

2.      Project Summary (1 page

3.      Goals, Objectives, and Anticipated Results (1 page

4.      Project Description, including Intrinsic Merit of Microgravity Experiment, Feasibility, Time to flight, Crew time requirements, Power requirements, Physical Space Requirements (4-5 pages)

5.      Curriculum Vitae of PI and Co-Is (two pages per person)


Submission: Pre-proposals are due by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Hardcopies and digital files are accepted. (Digital files should be named with the full name of the research PI.) The pre-proposals must be sent to:

Ms. Mildred Rodríguez
Project Manager
304 Facundo Bueso Bldg
PO Box 23334
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3334
Phone: 787-282-7047
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