Summer Assisted Research (SAR)

Summer Research Support for Non-Research Intensive Institution Faculty

The SAR sub-program is designed for those faculty at non-research intensive institutions who would like to engage in research, but cannot do so during the academic year due to, for example, high course loads.  Thus, the SAR provides support for such faculty to engage in a summer research project with the assistance of partners at a NASA Center or a Louisiana research intensive institution that already has or is in the process of establishing a NASA connection. In this context the objectives of the SAR sub-program are to (i) engage faculty at non-research intensive institutions, (ii) promote partnerships, (iii) provide opportunity for emerging research talent, (iv) utilize students as feasible, and (v) provide significant contributions to NASA related research.

The project PI must be a faculty member at one of Louisiana’s institutions of higher education or community colleges excluding those institutions that have traditionally been well represented in previous NASA EPSCoR or Space Grant research award competitions. Ineligible institutions include Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tech University, Loyola University, Tulane University, University of Louisiana – Lafayette, and the University of New Orleans.

Complete guidelines are available on our current solicitations page