Here are some of the latest updates on NASA opportunities for the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) community from NASA’s MSI Engagement Team.
|Support for Planetary Sample Science (SPSS) Cooperative Agreement
Award Amount: $5 million/year for 5 years
Information Site: Check out the SPSS site for more information
Proposal Deadline: Step 1 Proposals due June 12
NASA seeks an institution to facilitate cooperation between NASA and the planetary science community and support for analysis of NASA’s extraterrestrial samples. This support is critical for enabling community-driven scientific investigations. Proposals may include any elements that are deemed appropriate, but there are several core elements that are programmatically desirable. The inclusion and quality of such elements will be considered as part of the peer evaluation of proposals. For a list of elements, please refer to section A.3. here.
|Request for Info: Space Weather and Science Agile Platforms (SWAPs)
Information Site: Check out the SWAPs site for more information
Deadline: June 12
NASA is seeking responses under this Request for Information (RFI) to assess commercial interest in and opportunities for the in-space hosting of science instruments that will directly address science and/or applications needs for space weather and other NASA science disciplines (astrophysics, Earth science, heliophysics, planetary science). Information collected through this RFI will support programmatic decisions regarding approaches for hosted payload opportunities on commercial or Other Government Agencies (OGA) missions.
|NASA Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) Pilot
Award Amount: Up to $10,000
Information Site: Check out theInnovation Corps sitefor more information
Information Session: Recording available here
Proposal Deadline: Applications will be reviewed if received by: (a) September 8 (b) January 26 (c) March 29
In an exciting, expanded partnership with the National Science Foundation, NASA’s Science and Space Technology Mission Directorates offer a new pathway to participate in Innovation Corps (I-Corps)™. The NASA I-Corps™ Pilot is aimed to accelerate the transition of promising ideas from the lab to the marketplace, while encouraging collaboration between academia and industry. Eligible teams must include at least 2 members from higher education (2 to 4-year institutions) or non-profit institutions with a NASA-relevant research focus.
|Space Apps Challenge
NASA International Space Apps Challengeis in search of Local Leads for its 2023 global hackathon! Local Leads work with NASA and the Space Apps Global Organizing Team to organize and host virtual or hybrid Space Apps Challenge events in their community. Local Leads are inclusive leaders of their local space and science communities who bring problem solvers and innovative thinkers together in 160+ countries/territories to solve real challenges on Earth and space. Learn more about how to become a Local Lead and applyhere. Applications are due June 1
|Future Aviation Maintenance Technical Challenges
Award Amount: up to $300K/year for 2 years
Information Site: Check out the Future Aviation Maintenance Technical Challenges site for more information
Information Session: Presentation slides posted here | FAQ posted here
Proposal Deadline: June 30 @ 5:00 PM EST
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s vision includes the safe and widespread use of piloted, remote-controlled, and fully autonomous aircraft of all sizes to move people and packages wherever they need to go – perhaps within a dense urban environment, out to a nearby international airport, or to a rural town on the prairie. With government, industry and academic partners, NASA Aeronautics is working to make real these new forms of air transportation with their new concepts of operations, vehicle designs, airframes, and propulsion systems – whether powered by electric, hydrogen, hybrid power, or other energy source. This program element focuses on these new forms of aviation.