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ND NASA EPSCoR Request for Pre-Proposals & Reviewers – FY2023 R3 CAN

Congratulations to the two pre-proposals selected to move forward for full consideration by NASA:

Benjamin Laabs, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Geospatial Sciences, NDSU, “Using InSAR and GPS to track landslides in North Dakota”

Shuvashis Dey, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NDSU, “Towards a Low-cost, Pervasive Wireless Soil Salinity and Nutrient (N-P-K) Sensing System for Precision Agriculture”

Original RFP:

In response to the FY 2023 NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) EPSCoR Rapid Response Research (R3) Announcement Number: NNH23ZHA002C, the North Dakota NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is soliciting pre-proposals from faculty at affiliate institutions specifically designed to promote and expand NASA research in North Dakota. Following preliminary proposal selection by ND NASA EPSCoR, the selected pre-proposal team(s) will work directly with the ND NASA EPSCoR office to submit a full proposal to NASA via NSPIRES.

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.


  • Faculty PI must be from an ND NASA EPSCoR affiliate institution.
  • Research must align with the “Research Focus Areas” as defined in the NASA solicitation.

Proposal Submission Timeline:

  • Pre-Proposals due: Noon, Oct. 31, 2022
  • Full Proposals due to ND NASA EPSCoR: Dec. 8, 2022
  • Full Proposals due to NASA: Dec. 15, 2022

Research RFP

Budget Sheet

Online Submission Form



If you are interested in serving as a reviewer for this round of pre-proposals, submit your interest via this online form, no later than Noon on 10/31/2022.


General questions regarding the RFP may be directed to the ND NASA EPSCoR Director, Dr. Caitlin Milera,

Finance questions regarding the RFP may be directed to UND Aerospace Finance Manager, Laurie Baumgartner,