New Hampshire NASA EPSCoR
In 2004, the National Science Foundation designated New Hampshire an EPSCoR state. That EPSCoR designation then qualified New Hampshire researchers and research jurisdictions to apply for EPSCoR funds from federal agencies with EPSCoR programs—NASA being one of those agencies.
New Hampshire NASA EPSCoR is administered through the New Hampshire Space Grant at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Antoinette Galvin, director of the NH Space Grant, is director of NH NASA EPSCoR. A New Hampshire EPSCoR Technical Advisory Committee serves to advise on the jurisdiction's research priorities, the program progress and accomplishments.
NASA EPSCoR Inititatives
The NASA Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, is a merit-based program designed to strengthen research capabilities in jurisdictions not equably participating in competitive aerospace and aerospace-related research activities.
EPSCoR-eligible jurisdictions are offered funding to develop a more competitive research base among their member academic institutions.
Two main initiatives of NASA EPSCoR are:
1. Research & Infrastructure Development (RID) Cooperative Agreements, enabling jurisdictions to build and strengthen relationships with NASA researchers. The RID has a three-year base period with a potential single, two-year renewal. Awards are $125,000 per year. A one-to-one match (cash or in-kind) is required for every NASA dollar awarded.
2. Research Cooperative Agreements address high-priority NASA research and technology development needs. They are expected to establish research activities that will make significant contributions to strategic research and technology development priorities of one or more of the Mission Directorates and contribute to overall research infrastructure... read more (pdf)
Awards are typically up to $750,000 for a 3-year period. A 50-100% match (non-federal funds, cash or in-kind) is usually required for every NASA dollar awarded, but each announcement can vary. NASA intends to solicit EPSCoR Research Cooperative Agreements yearly, pending funding.