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ND NASA EPSCoR Research Request for Pre-Proposals – NASA EPSCoR ISS CAN

North Dakota NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Simulate Competitive Research) is soliciting research pre-proposals from faculty at affiliate institutions. These pre-proposals are in response to the recent NASA CAN (Cooperative Agreement Notice) International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity, Announcement Number: NNH21ZHA001C.

The purpose of the ND NASA EPSCoR Research Seed Grant program is to promote, develop, and expand NASA research in North Dakota aligned with NASA priorities and Mission Directorates as outlined in the following  sources:






Proposal Submission Timeline:

  • Pre-proposals due to ND NASA EPSCoR: Noon, 11/10/20
  • Pre-proposals will be evaluated in a down-select. Only one full proposal may move forward for consideration by NASA.
  • Successful pre-proposal team notified: 11/20/20
  • Full proposal due in NSPIRES: 1/7/21

One of the primary goals of the NASA EPSCoR program is to assist faculty in developing research programs that can be funded outside of the NASA EPSCoR program in the future. Therefore, proposers should specifically include a plan to develop and expand their proposal into an independently funded research group beyond the timeframe of this funding opportunity. A goal of ND NASA EPSCoR is also to assist the development of multiple NASA relevant research clusters in North Dakota. Proposals involving collaboration across departments, universities, and research groups/scientists at NASA Centers, are strongly encouraged.


Research RFP

Budget Sheet

Online Submission Form

Hyperlinked Shareable PDF Flyer

Finance questions may be directed to Laurie Baumgartner:

General questions may be directed to Caitlin Nolby: or Marissa Saad:




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