R3, Rapid Response ResearchThe NASA Rhode Island EPSCoR program is pleased to announce the recent release of the 2023 NASA EPSCoR Rapid Response Research (R3) call. The full solicitation may be found at this link.

This NASA EPSCoR award provides funding up to $100k over a period of 1 year. The full 3-page proposal is due to NASA by December 15, 2022 and our jurisdiction (Rhode Island) is able to submit 6 proposals to NASA to be considered for funding. Each proposal should address one or more of the target areas listed in the solicitation. Persons interested in this funding opportunity should contact the NASA Rhode Island EPSCoR Director (Ralph_Milliken@brown.edu) and Program Manager (Nancy_Ciminelli@brown.edu) no later than November 11, 2022.

Per NASA requirements, all final proposals will be submitted by the current NASA EPSCoR Lead Institution (Brown University). The Rhode Island NASA EPSCoR Director will work with the proposal teams and their institution(s) to prepare and submit the full proposal, and all final materials are due to the Director (Ralph Milliken) no later than December 5, 2022. All interested parties throughout the state of Rhode Island are encouraged to submit proposals. Research teams that involve multiple RI-based institutions, partnerships between academic institutions and local industry, and partnerships with NASA Centers are highly encouraged. Proposed research projects should be aligned with one or more of the Research Focus Areas outlined in Section 7 of the full proposal call.

What to do if you are interested in this funding opportunity:
  • E-mail the Director (Ralph_Milliken@brown.edu) and Program Manager (Nancy_Ciminelli@brown.edu) no later than November 11, 2022.
  • Prepare the proposal and budget in coordination with your institution and Brown University
  • Submit all final materials to Ralph Milliken/Brown University by December 5, 2022.
  • Proposals must clearly describe how they are aligned with NASA goals and which specific objectives in Section 7 of the full proposal call the work will address
  • Proposals should indicate all institutions and NASA Centers that will take part in the proposed work
Any questions about this opportunity, proposal requirements, or other NASA EPSCoR funding opportunities should be directed to Ralph_Milliken@brown.edu.