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ND NASA EPSCoR Research RFP – Spring 2021

North Dakota NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Simulate Competitive Research) is soliciting research proposals from faculty at affiliate institutions for Research Seed Grant funding to conduct NASA relevant research designed to promote and expand particular NASA research sub disciplines in North Dakota.

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:





  • Faculty PI must be from an ND NASA EPSCoR affiliate institution.
  • Research must be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) and demonstrate alignment with NASA priorities and one or more NASA Mission Directorates.

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.

Seed research proposals are due at noon on April 12, 2021.


Research RFP

Budget Sheet

Online Submission Form


Finance questions may be directed to Laurie Baumgartner:

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