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Awards are up to $100,000 for a three-year performance period. NASA intends to announce the EPSCoR CAN for ISS Flight Opportunity Awards yearly, pending funding availability. All proposals must be submitted through the Alabama NASA EPSCoR office. Email  alnasaepscor@uah.edu for more information.


The NASA EPSCoR Program has announced the release of a new solicitation titled “International Space Station (ISS) Flight Opportunity” for FY2020. This CAN is for current or previously funded EPSCoR projects or other research projects that are mature enough to design a research experiment or develop research experimental hardware to the point that it can be safely flown on the ISS.  The funding for each award is $100,000 over a three-year period of performance. 

There is no requirement that Science/Co PIs be U.S. citizens, however, foreign nationals (e.g., non-U.S. citizens who do not have a green card) will likely not be permitted access to NASA Centers. This may or may not be relevant to the research being proposed. All submissions for this CAN must be submitted through our office, as per the solicitation requirements, with the Director (Dr. Dale Thomas) as the PI and the lead investigator as the Science-I and any other co-investigators. The PI, Dr. Thomas, requires a budget to cover management costs/F&A of $20K.  The Science-I/Co-I's should propose for $80K (will be sent to your university as a sub-contract).
We are only allowed one submittal per jurisdiction. If we receive more than one proposal, we will conduct a down-selection process.  Each campus is only allowed to submit one proposal.
Please refer to the attached/linked solicitation for more information:  https://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/solicitations/summary!init.do?solId={4B79BAFA-BD59-F485-DAFA-E10C136A236C}&path=open


Timeline for ISS proposals:  
· Proposals with supporting documents are due to the Alabama NASA EPSCoR Program Office by January 27, 2020.  

  • If a downselect has to take place, the proposal moving forward will be sent to the UAH Office of Sponsored Programs Office by February 3, 2020.
  • All proposals will be submitted to NASA via NSPIRES by February 10, 2020.

    If you are interested in proposing for the ISS CAN, please submit the following to Brooke Graham of the Alabama NASA EPSCoR Program Office by January 27, 2020 at brooke.graham@uah.edu:
     - Proposal Summary/abstract (limited to 4,000 characters)
     - Data Management Plan (limited to 4000 characters)
     - Table of Contents (as needed)
     - Scientific/Technical proposal
     - References/citations (as needed)
     - Biographical Sketch for the Science Investigator (limited to 2 pages)
     - Biographical Sketches for the Co-Investigators (limited to 1 page)
     - Current and Pending Support (as needed)
     - Statements of Commitment and Letters of Support (as needed)
     - 3-year budget, $80,000 maximum (cost share is NOT required, but is allowed).

ISS Flight Opportunity