NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Programs

EPSCoR Award Opportunities

RFP-12-003A: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity AMENDED
RFP-14-003: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR 2013 RFP CLOSED  Due Nov 8
Postmark signed Space Grant and EPSCoR cover pages and budget forms by Nov. 18
 


EPSCoR Programs Overview

The NASA EPSCoR Programs (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) strengthen research capability in the state in areas of importance to NASA and Kentucky by promoting development of research infrastructure, improving capabilities to gain support outside of EPSCoR, and developing partnerships with NASA.

NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Programs support faculty research development with Research Infrastructure Development Grants (RIDG) and Workshop/Conference/Seminar (WCS) awards. NASA Kentucky also develops a proposal annually for submission to the national NASA EPSCoR Research Area (RA) RFP (separate description below).

Eligibility for EPSCoR Awards [RIDG, WCS]:

Proposals will be accepted from institutions of higher education in Kentucky. Eligibility is not limited to NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium Affiliate Institutions. US Citizenship is not required. Reporting on current and prior awards must be up to date to be eligible for funding. Proposals from PIs who are delinquent in meeting reporting requirements may be rejected without review.

Reporting Requirements:

Principal Investigators are required to report research productivity and students supported using the KY EPSCoR Reporting System (KERS) during the award period, within 30 days of the end of the award (final technical report), and annually for 5 years post-award (Kentucky EPSCoR requirement). Project reporting must be up to date to meet program report cycles due annually in March and June for NASA and July for state funding. Reporting on current and prior awards must be up to date to be eligible for funding. Proposals from PIs who are delinquent in meeting reporting requirements may be rejected without review.

EPSCoR Program Descriptions:

EPSCoR Programs Summary
Research Infrastructure Development Grants (RIDG)
Workshop/Conference/Seminar Awards (WCS)
Research Faculty Travel Awards

 

NASA EPSCoR Research Area [RA] Award Proposal

RFP-14-001: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR RA Request for Pre-Proposals 2014 CLOSED

In addition to the programs above, NASA Kentucky solicits pre-proposals annually and competitively selects one for development into a full proposal to submit to the NASA EPSCoR RA RFP. The 2013 RA proposal from Kentucky was submitted to NASA in April 2013. 2014 Pre-proposals are now being requested for an anticipated advanced submission cycle.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration & Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT), and NASA’s ten Centers, solicits proposals for the NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Research Area (RA) Award. Each funded NASA EPSCoR RA proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of the Mission Directorates or the OCT and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction (KY).

 

Additional Resources

NASA Kentucky EPSCoR FAQ
NASA Mission Directorate Descriptions *
NASA Mission Directorate and Center Contacts *
New Certifications and Assurances

*Please note the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is newly created and NASA proposal guidance does not yet reflect this change. The links above represent the most recent proposal guidelines available. Refer to NASA Mission Directorates for description of STMD.

NASA KY EPSCoR Research Area Awards

Efficacy of Countermeasures to Cardiovascular Deconditioning in Men and Women During Simulated Moon and Mars Explorations
Ms. Joyce Evans

Versatile Biosensing Platform for Monitoring Bone Markers for Space Medicine
Dr. David Puleo

The CubeLab Standard for Improved Access to the International Space Station for Scientific Payloads
Dr. James Lumpp

Shape Memory Alloys for High Temperature and Surface Morphing Applications in Aerospace Industry
Dr. Haluk Karaca and Dr. Y.T. Cheng

A Paradigm-Shifting Therapy for Mitigating Cellular and Tissue Damage in Humans Exposed to Radiation
Dr. Patricia Soucy and Dr. Robert Keynton

Improving Heat Shields for Atmospheric Entry: Numerical and Experimental Investigations for Modeling Ablative Thermal Protection System Surface Degradation Effects on Near-Wall Flow
Dr. Alexandre Martin, Dr. Sean Bailey, Dr. Michael Winter, Dr. Chi Shen

Contact Us

E-mail: nasa@uky.edu

Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director
859-323-4545

Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director
859-323-4544

Jacob Owen, Assistant Director
859-323-4542

Mark Pittman, Program Manager
859-323-4543

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs
University of Kentucky College of Engineering
112 Robotics Bldg (RMB)
Lexington, KY 40506-0108

Phone: 859-218-6272 (859-218-NASA)
Fax: 859-257-0035