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ND NASA EPSCoR Research and Travel RFP – Spring 2023

5.18.23 Update: 

Congratulations to the following two proposals selected for research funding!

Dr. Haochi Zheng | Using Satellite Observation to control noxious weeds and support livestock production in North Dakota | Department of Earth System Science and Policy | University of North Dakota

Dr. Mijia Yang | Support the Development of an Artificial Bird Material for Aircraft Certification | Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering | North Dakota State University



North Dakota NASA EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is soliciting 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:


Proposals must align with one or more NASA priorities:


  • NASA Priorities:


Additionally, proposals must align with at least one of NASA’s Mission Directorates:


  • NASA Mission Directorates:



  • 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.
  • Proposals must designate which solicitation they are responding to (travel or research). It is allowable to submit more than one proposal per faculty member.

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 April 24, 2023.


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 April 24, 2023.


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,