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

Congratulations to the following pre-proposal on selection to move forward for full consideration to NASA:

Ali Alshami, Chemical Engineering, UND, Novel Membrane Research Platform for Water Purification in Partial Gravity Environments


In response to the NASA Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) EPSCoR Research Announcement Number: NNH24ZHA001C, 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 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.

Pre-proposals are due Noon, Nov. 9, 2023.



    • Note: ND NASA EPSCoR Director serves as PI for all ND NASA EPSCoR CAN awards.
  • Research must be in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) and demonstrate alignment with NASA priorities and one or more NASA Mission Directorates.


Forms & Details:

Research RFP

Budget Sheet

Online Submission Form


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,


Recent awards can be found on the NASA EPSCoR website.



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 Nov. 9, 2023.

  • If you are submitting a pre-proposal for this RFP, you are ineligible to serve as a reviewer.
  • Reviewers will be compensated $60 per pre-proposal reviewed.
  • The review period will be ~Nov. 10, 2023 – Nov. 27, 2023.
  • Your potential selection as a reviewer is dependent on the number and scope of proposals received by ND NASA EPSCoR.


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