Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of STEM Engagement, in cooperation with NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD), Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (ESDMD), Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), and NASA’s ten Centers, solicits proposals for the NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of the Mission Directorates or the centers and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology development, higher education capabilities, and economic growth of each state (jurisdiction).

Award Process Overview

Annually, all 28 designated NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions are invited to submit 1 proposal per fiscal year in response to this solicitation.  Louisiana’s proposal selection is determined by the rankings of an independent, external review committee appointed by the Louisiana Board of Regents. Pre-Proposal requirements and templates are drafted by the Louisiana NASA Space Grant and EPSCoR Management office located at LSU. Final proposals are developed with support from the LA NASA EPSCoR / LaSPACE Program Management team and are submitted to NASA directly by the Board of Regents. All of the ESPCoR proposals are then reviewed by NASA for final awards.

Traditionally, NASA has funded these projects at $750,000 each over the course of 3-years with a 1:1 match from the Board of Regents. The number of EPSCoR projects awarded each year varies based on NASA’s available budget.  The collected abstracts of winning proposals for the Fiscal Years 21-22-23 are included in the supporting documents section below.

Anticipated FY 2024 LA BoR NASA EPSCoR Pre-Proposal Solicitation Schedule

  • Solicitation Issue Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
  • Notice of Intent Due: Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • Last Day to Submit Questions to BoR: Thursday, August 31, 2023
  • Pre-Proposals due to the LA BoR: Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Anticipated Selection Announcement: November 2023
  • Final Revisions on Selected Proposals due to LaSPACE Mgt Team: January 2023

Pre-Proposal Solicitation Packet for FY 2024

The NASA Office of STEM Engagement has indicated that the FY 24 Solicitation will be released in September. The Louisiana Board of Regents needs to complete our internal selection process before the Notice of Intent is due to NASA sometime in January.

The official FY 24 Pre-proposal packet for Louisiana researchers with solicitation instructions, the notice of intent form, and Pre-proposal template is available in Word and PDF here, followed by an Excel version of the budget form.

FY2024 La NASA EPSCoR Research PreProposal RFP (PDF Version)

FY2024 La NASA EPSCoR Research PreProposal RFP (Word Version)

Addendum to FY2024 La NASA EPSCoR Research PreProposal RFP (PDF document)

LaBoR NASA ESPSCoR Preproposal Budget Form in Excel

The documents included below are critical resources that will assist proposers in developing a strong proposal. Pay close attention to the FY24 NASA Research Priorities.

NASA EPSCoR FY 24 Competitive Research NOFO

NASA Research Priorities for the Pending FY24 EPSCoR Competitive Research NOFO

NASA FY 2022 Strategic Plan

NASA Space Technology Roadmap

NASA Technology Area Breakdown Structure

Previous NASA Competitive Research NOFOs & Winning Abstracts

NASA EPSCoR FY 23 Competitive Research NOFO

NASA EPSCoR FY 22 Competitive Research NOFO

NASA EPSCoR FY 21 Research CAN Solicitation

NASA EPSCoR 2023 Research Award Abstracts

NASA EPSCoR 2022 Research Award Abstracts

NASA EPSCoR 2021 Research Award Abstracts

NASA EPSCoR FY 2024 Solicitation

Will post 2024 NASA EPSCoR NOFO as soon as NASA releases it.

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