NASA awards university research projects in support of agency missions

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — NASA has announced the recipients of grants from the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which will support scientific and engineering research projects for more than two dozen universities and organizations around the world. the United States.

“NASA’s EPSCoR awards are a tool to strengthen research capacity in areas of our country that have been historically underrepresented in government research,” said Torry Johnsondeputy associate administrator of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Engagement Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “The goal of each award is to provide institutions with a long-term and sustainable path to participation in the aerospace industry by cultivating competitive research capabilities and fostering strategic relationships with NASA experts.”

The EPSCoR awards complement NASA’s research portfolio for future missions. The selected proposals cover a range of scientific and technological needs, including space production, heliophysics, astronaut health and climate research.

The NASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research grants, funded by the agency’s Office of STEM Engagement, will provide approximately $100,000 to each project over a one-year performance period for fiscal year 2024.

The award-winning institutions are:

  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • University of Delaware in Newark
  • Iowa State University in Ames
  • University of Idaho in Moscow
  • University of Kentucky at Lexington
  • Louisiana Council of Regents in Baton Rouge
  • University of Mississippi at University
  • Montana State University in Bozeman
  • University of North Dakota at Grand Forks
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • New Mexico State University at Las Cruces
  • Nevada System of Higher Education in Reno
  • Oklahoma State University in Stillwater
  • Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island
  • College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina
  • South Dakota School of Mining and Technology in Rapid City
  • West Virginia University in Morgantown
  • University of Wyoming in Laramie

NASA builds partnerships with government, higher education and industry to create lasting improvements in research infrastructure while increasing national competitiveness in research and development. The program targets jurisdictions that have traditionally been underrepresented in competitive aerospace-related research activities.

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