2014 NASA-EPSCoR Missouri Research Infrastructure Development Competition Announcement
The NASA-EPSCoR Missouri jurisdiction is accepting one-year proposals to improve NASA related research capabilities within the state. Research Infrastructure Development (RID) proposals should focus on building the core strength needed to develop and enhance competitive research and technology development methods and activities for solutions to scientific and technical problems of importance to NASA. Successful proposals will address national research interests as defined by one or more of NASA’s three Mission Directorates, the Office of the Chief Technologist, and/or one or more of NASA’s Field Research Centers and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The selected proposals will also contribute to the overall research infrastructure for science, engineering, and technology capabilities; higher education; and/or economic development in Missouri.
The NASA-EPSCoR Missouri jurisdiction expects to award a total of approximately $125,000 under this solicitation. Individual proposals with funding levels of up to $25,000 are requested. Actual funding and pertinent dates in this program are dependent upon availability, receipt, and overall amount of funds obtained from NASA EPSCoR during the fall of 2014. Note that a minimum one-to-one cost share match is required for all funds awarded as a result of this solicitation. Proposals are limited to one per Principal Investigator.
More information on Notice of Intent, guidelines, proposal submission and contact information is available at 2014 NASA-EPSCoR MO RID Competition Announcement.
NSF Track 3 awards, focused on diversity, have been awarded to Maine, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Nevada, and Kentucky.
Missouri is collaborating with Arkansas on a R-II Track 2 to be submitted by January 29, 2014.
The National Science Foundation is pleased to accept nominations for the 2014 Alan T. Waterman Award. Each year, the Foundation bestows the Waterman Award to recognize the talent, creativity, and influence of a singular young researcher. The award consists of a $1,000,000 grant and a trip for two to Washington, DC, to receive the award. For details about the Waterman Award’s history, the nomination procedure and the selection criteria please visit http://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp. Deadline October 25, 2013.
Nominees are accepted from any field of science or engineering that NSF supports. Nominations must be submitted electronically using NSF’s FastLane system at https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/honawards/index.jsp.
Please direct all inquiries about the award and the nomination procedures to Mayra Montrose (email@example.com).
A Call for Letters of Interest has been announced. Please see Where Are We Now on the About EPSCoR page for more details.
A Track 1 proposal, The Missouri Transect: Climate, Plants and Community was submitted August 6, 2013.
RII Track 3: Building Diverse Communities proposals are due July 10, 2013. This is an open submission. For more details, see the solicitation.
Missouri EPSCoR welcomes Dr. John Walker to the leadership team. Dr. Walker will serve as the PI for the RII Track 1 proposal that will be submitted in August, 2013.
An RII Track 2 proposal was submitted in January, 2013. This proposal is a collaborative between Missouri and the Kansas and Oklahoma jurisdictions.
EPSCoR Missouri is submitting a Track 2 proposal with Kansas and Oklahoma. Updates on the status of the proposal will be posted here.