Past Montana Research Areas
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.
Research Initiation grants are awarded competitively through internal and external review of proposals. These 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.