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Welcome to Alaska NASA EPSCoR

The goal of NASA 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.

NASA EPSCoR objectives are to:

  • Contribute to and promote the development of research infrastructure in NASA EPSCoR jurisdictions in areas of strategic importance to the NASA mission
  • Improve the capabilities of the jurisdictions to gain support from sources outside the NASA EPSCoR program
  • Develop partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions, and industry
  • Contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and/or economic development of the jurisdiction
  • Work in close coordination with Space Grant to improve the environment for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the jurisdiction

The two main components of NASA EPSCoR are:

  • EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development, or RID. This component enables jurisdictions to build and strengthen relationships with NASA researchers. The RID has a three-year base period of performance with a potential single, two-year renewable period of performance. Awards are $125,000 per year. NASA intends to announce the RID opportunity every three to five years, pending funding availability.
  • EPSCoR Research Awards solicits topic-specific proposals addressing high-priority NASA research and technology development needs. Awards are up to $750,000 for a three-year performance period. NASA intends to announce the EPSCoR CAN for Research Awards yearly, pending funding availability.

What is the NASA EPSCoR program?


NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2016-17, the collection of university research and technology development, all of which are relevant to NASA’s missions and administered by the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Project Office. Need to know which university is developing what cutting edge technology? Want to know which state is researching climate change? Need a researcher to Skype in on a polymers presentation? This collection of research contains more than 150 NASA aligned research projects.

Find additional information on all of NASA EPSCoR projects, past and present, information such as additional affiliated institutions and names of project co-investigators and NASA collaborators, NASA research areas of interest and much at http://www.nasa.gov/epscor Abstracts.

The Stimuli printable, 508 Compliant version is at: http://www.nasa.gov/epscor/stimuli

POC: Jeppie R. Compton, National NASA EPSCoR Project Manager, Phone 321-867-6988, jeppie.r.compton@nasa.gov