The NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, establishes partnerships with government, higher education and industry that are designed to effect lasting improvements in a state's or region's research infrastructure, R&D capacity and hence, its national R&D competitiveness. In addition to the research and technology development, the awards enable faculty development and higher education student support. The EPSCoR program is directed at those jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities. The goal of 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. For more information or solicitations visit the NASA EPSCoR site.
Title: Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium - Awarded September 1, 1989
Award Number: NNX10AJ77HThe Rocky Mountain NASA Space Grant Consortium and Utah NASA EPSCoR organization is committed to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education for students. The framework using NASA’s unique capabilities is to “Inspire, Engage, Educate, and Employ” with a base in strategic partnerships and outcomes in (1) Higher Education, (2) Secondary Education, and (3) Informal Education.
Title: NASA EPSCoR of Utah RID - Awarded November 8, 2012
Award Number: NNX13AB34A
The NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) is administered through NASA’s Office of Education. The purpose of NASA EPSCoR is to strengthen the research capability of jurisdictions that have not in the past participated equably in competitive federal research and development activities. The NASA EPSCoR RID program focuses on building the core strength needed to develop competitive research and technology development methods and activities for the solution of scientific and technical problems of importance to NASA as defined by one or more of the three Mission Directorates, the Office of the Chief Technologist, and/or one or more of the ten NASA Centers. The EPSCoR RID program contributes to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the EPSCoR jurisdiction.
Title: NASA EPSCoR of Utah Research
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Education, in cooperation with NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Human Exploration& Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD), and Science Mission Directorates (SMD), the Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT), and NASA’s ten Centers, solicits NASA EPSCoR research proposals annually for the NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal is expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of the Mission Directorates or the OCT and contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology capabilities, higher education, and economic development of the jurisdiction. Currently there are two active NASA EPSCoR Research projects in Utah:
- “Research on Axially-Symmetric Aerospike Nozzles for In-space and Planetary Ascent/Descent Thruster Applications”
Science Investigator: Dr. Stephen Whitmore
Award Number: NNX09AW08A
Award Date: September 4, 2009
- “Nanosatellite Constellations for Space Science”
Science Investigator: Dr. Jacob Gunther
Award Number: NNX13AD39A
Award Date: January 14, 2013
- "Miniature Space Weather Sensors for Pico and Nano Satellites"
Science Investigator: Dr. Charles Swenson
Award Number: NNX13AN20A
Award Date: TBD