About Montana NASA EPSCoR

The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities. Twenty-eight states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico currently participate. Seven federal agencies conduct EPSCoR programs, including NASA. Montana NASA EPSCoR is part of the national NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) designed to establish partnerships with government, higher education and industry to effect lasting improvements in Montana's research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence, its national R&D competitiveness. In addition to the research and technology development, awards enable faculty development and higher education student support.

The goal of EPSCoR is to provide seed funding that will enable jurisdictions to develop an academic research enterprise directed toward long-term, self-sustaining, nationally-competitive capabilities in aerospace and aerospace-related research.

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National NASA EPSCoR Research Groups in Montana

NASA EPSCoR Research Group grants are awarded nationally each year. For the past several years, Montana groups have been successful in winning a number of these large awards. Pre-Proposals are submitted to the Montana NASA EPSCoR office each fall and a single group is selected to submit full proposals for the national competition.

Montana NASA EPSCoR (MNE) 2021 Call for Research Group Pre-proposals - Due October 22, 2021 - OPEN 

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Research Initiation

Research Initiation grants are awarded competitively through internal and external review of proposals. Eligibility: junior faculty or faculty new to NASA research. Research Initiation grants are intended as seed money, are for one year of funding, and are not renewable. Awardees are required to submit a follow-on proposal to NASA for regular research funding during the year of the grant. Research Initiation funding can be used for graduate or undergraduate student support, materials and supplies, facility use fees, domestic travel, and faculty time (though this is not a funding priority). Contact us if you have questions on allowed costs.

Montana NASA EPSCoR (MNE) 2021 Call for NASA Research Initiation Grants - Due 5 PM Mountain Time on Friday, March 19, 2021 - Now CLOSED