NASA EPSCoR, International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity

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).

The 28 eligible jurisdictions that are eligible for this opportunity are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas,
Delaware, Guam, 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, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, West Virginia,
and Wyoming.

This Cooperative Agreement Notice (CAN or Solicitation) is for 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 safely flown on the ISS.

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. More information is available in the PDF below. Those interested should contact Terry Shehata, Director of Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) at as soon as possible.


Release Date: September 28, 2020

Proposals Due: January 7, 2021