Research Awards Program (RAP)

The RAP program is supported under the Louisiana Board of Regents’ (BOR) EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development (RID) award from the NASA EPSCoR program.  This competition stresses collaborative ventures between the state’s researchers and NASA researchers at the NASA field centers or headquarters. The goals of this program are to (a) acquaint LA researchers with the NASA centers and their research personnel, (b) foster development of joint research projects between LA researchers and NASA researchers, and (c) move the state’s researchers up to the next level of competitiveness.

These seed grants from NASA EPSCoR are not just research grants.  The project should be designed to (a) increase research capacity and competitiveness and (b) be scalable to a team approach for a larger endeavor.

When this program is open, Program Guidelines are available on our Current Solicitations Page.

A Notice of Intent (NOI) to propose to the RAP program must be submitted before midnight on Thursday, October 22, 2020. RAP Proposals will be accepted via email ( until midnight on Thursday, November 12, 2020, Proposals will only be accepted from PIs who submitted an NOI. Please review the guidelines carefully. Proposals not following the current guidelines may be rejected without review.

2020 RAP funded projects are listed here: