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Funding Opportunity Number:
Apr 08, 2008
Apr 21, 2008
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 30, 2008
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 30, 2008
Jul 01, 2008
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Not Elsewhere Classified
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Eligible Applicants: All proposals must originate from a U. S. college or university designated and listed by the Department of Education as a Postsecondary Minority Institution, Historically Black College or University, Hispanic Serving Institution or Tribal College or University. See http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/edlite-minorityinst.html. Institutions qualifying for this funding opportunity must offer graduate degrees in engineering, mathematics, or science disciplines. Additional Information on Eligibility: Previously funded University Research Centers are eligible to submit proposals. However, proposals will be evaluated against additional criteria specifically related to past performance and sustainability.
The NASA Office of Education, Integration Division, Minority University Research and Education Program (MUREP) anticipates the release of a solicitation for proposals for the NASA Group 4 University Research Centers (URC). This solicitation is in cooperation with NASA’s four Mission Directorates – Aeronautics Research, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations and NASA’s ten Field Centers. Each University Research Center (URC) is expected to be a multi-disciplinary scientific, engineering and/or commercial research center designed to provide a broad-based, competitive NASA-related research capability among the Nation’s Minority Institutions, foster new aerospace science and technology concepts, provide mechanisms for expanded participation by faculty and students of Minority Institutions in mainstream research, and increase the number of underrepresented and underserved U.S. students obtaining advanced degrees in NASA-related fields and entering the aerospace workforce. All institutions designated by the Department of Education as a Historically Black College or University, Hispanic Serving Institution, or Minority Serving Institution are eligible to apply for this cooperative agreement funding opportunity. Each URC is to identify, in its notice of intent and proposal, the primary NASA Mission Directorate towards which the URC research activities will be directed. NASA research priorities are defined by the Mission Directorates—Aeronautics Research, Exploration Systems, Science, and Space Operations. Each Mission Directorate covers a major area of the Agency’s research and technology development efforts. General information about NASA research priorities and current NASA research solicitations can be found on NASA’s solicitation and proposal online database, NSPIRES, at http://nspires.nasaprs.com (select “Solicitations” and then “Open Solicitations”) and Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov/search/agency.doc (click on “National Aeronautics and Space Administration”). A Notice of Intent (NOI) is required for submission of proposals to this solicitation. Successful proposals will be funded as cooperative agreements. The solicitation will be made available on the NSPIRES website. Go to http://nspires.nasaprs.com and click on Solicitations.Additionally, any Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that arise after the announcement is released will be posted on NSPIRES.If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact the NSPIRES Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-479-9376 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
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