NASA HQ Office of STEM Engagement

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, December 21, 2018

Would you be interested in serving as a reviewer of NASA’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) proposals?
The NASA HQ Office of STEM Engagement has asked the NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS) to seek persons to evaluate proposals submitted in response to the FY 2019 NASA Cooperative Agreement Notice announced by NASA’s EPSCoR Program Office on September 6, 2018.  Detailed information regarding NASA EPSCoR proposal requirements and evaluation criteria are contained in the solicitation posted by NRESS on the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). NRESS will post all proposal assignments on NSPIRES and your reviews must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES. 

NSPIRES can be accessed at Click on Solicitations, click Closed/Past Solicitations, and then announcement number NNH18ZHA006C to view the EPSCoR solicitation.  Please view the solicitation to determine your interest in serving as an EPSCoR peer reviewer and respond at  Please also reply to and indicate your contact information and research area of interest and/or expertise as soon as possible after receiving this email. Please also register at (If already registered on NSPIRES, please confirm it is still active).
If you volunteer and register in NSPIRES, you will be contacted within two weeks to finalize proposal assignments.   It is anticipated that reviewers will be asked to review one to three proposals of approximately 20 pages in length. Non-civil servants will receive an honorarium of $100 for the first proposal reviewed and $50 for each additional proposal fully reviewed and submitted online to NSPIRES by the close of the review period.
EPSCoR Background: NASA EPSCoR is a congressionally mandated research cooperative agreement program designed to strengthen the research capabilities of states that have not in the past participated equably in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities.  EPSCoR provides the 26 eligible states with funding to develop a more competitive research base within their state and member academic institutions.
Each funded NASA EPSCoR proposal (award) is expected to conduct research that will make a significant contribution to the strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of NASA’s Mission Directorates (Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Operations, Space Technology, and Science).  Each award is also expected to contribute to the overall research infrastructure, science and technology development, research capabilities of higher education, and economic development of the state.
Thank you for your prompt attention and response to this request.
NOTE:  This email is for information gathering purposes. Willingness to participate in the EPSCoR review does not guarantee a proposal will be assigned.

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