RFP-14-004: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Research Faculty NASA Travel Opportunity OPEN
RFP-15-002: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR Request for Proposals CLOSED
RFP-15-003: NASA Kentucky EPSCoR RA Request for Pre-Proposals CLOSED
The NASA Kentucky 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):
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.
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.
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 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).
Refer to NASA Mission Directorates for description of NASA’s four Mission Directorates.
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
Dr. Suzanne Weaver Smith, Director
Dr. Janet K. Lumpp, Associate Director
Jacob Owen, Assistant Director
Mark Pittman, Program Manager
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)