NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program

Open RFPs
RFP-17-006: NASA KY EPSCoR Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity OPEN
RFP-18-002: NASA KY EPSCoR RA 2018 Request for Pre-Proposals CLOSED
RFP-18-003: NASA KY EPSCoR ISS Flight Opportunity 2018 CLOSED

Upcoming: NASA KY EPSCoR RFP for NASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research


NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Program

The NASA KY EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) programs 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-KY-Awards-2012-2015

NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Programs support faculty research development with the following programs:

RA – Research Area
RIDG – Research Infrastructure Development
WCS – Workshop/Conference/Seminar
FT – Research Faculty Travel Awards

Proposal Resources – FAQ & more:

NASA KY FAQ (pdf) – updated 4/19/18
NASA Proposers Guidebook
NASA Mission Directorate and Center Alignment
NASA KY Current Research Projects (pdf)

Eligibility for EPSCoR Programs [RIDG, WCS, FT]:

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.

Reporting Requirements:

NASA KY will provide Principal Investigators (PIs) with a reporting template for each award. PIs are required to report research productivity and students supported via: 1) Progress reports during the award period, 2) Final Report within 30 days of the end of the award, and 3) Post-award annual update 1 year after project completion. Reporting must be current in order for NASA KY to meet NASA and state annual report cycles. Project reports should be submitted to nasa@uky.edu.

 

NASA EPSCoR Research Area (RA) Award Proposal

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 national NASA EPSCoR RA RFP.

RFP-18-002: NASA KY EPSCoR RA 2018 Request for Pre-Proposals CLOSED

The NASA Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA Mission Directorates and ten Centers, solicits proposals for the NASA Established 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 and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction (Kentucky).

 
 

Contact Us

NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs

Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director

University of Kentucky College of Engineering
112 Robotics Bldg (RMB)
Lexington, KY 40506-0108

Phone: 859-218-NASA (218-6272)
E-mail: nasa@uky.edu

Jacob Owen, Associate Director
859-323-4542

Mark Pittman, Program Manager
859-323-4543

 

NASA KY EPSCoR Research Area Awards

Coordinated Position and Attitude Control for Formations of Small Satellites
Dr. T. Michael Seigler, Dr. Jesse Hoagg

Influence of Gravity on Electrokinetic and Electrochemical Colloidal Self-Assembly for Future Materials
Dr. Stuart Williams, Dr. Gerold Willing, Dr. Hemali Rathnayake

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

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

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

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

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

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