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ND NASA EPSCoR Research & Travel RFP – Fall 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 and Travel Grant Funding. Funding must contribute to the completion of NASA relevant research designed to promote and expand particular NASA research sub disciplines in North Dakota.

The purpose of the ND NASA EPSCoR 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:


  • NASA Priorities:



  • NASA Mission Directorates:




  • 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.
  • Travel must directly contribute to specific research efforts as outlined in this solicitation.

One of the primary goals of NASA EPSCoR is to assist faculty in developing research initiatives 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. An additional goal of ND NASA EPSCoR is to assist the development of multiple NASA relevant research clusters in North Dakota. Proposals involving collaboration across departments, universities, and research groups/scientists in industry, are strongly encouraged. Proposals with collaborators at NASA centers are very strongly encouraged.

All proposals must be submitted via the online submission form no later than:

Noon on Nov. 9, 2021.


Research RFP

Budget Sheet

Online Submission Form


Finance questions may be directed to Laurie Baumgartner:

General questions may be directed to Caitlin Milera:


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