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February 18, 2013

Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Office solicits white papers

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NASA released the cooperative agreement notice (CAN) for the 2013 EPSCoR Competition on Feb. 13. Mississippi is eligible to submit one proposal. It is anticipated that five to eight awards of $750,000 each (to be expended over a three-year period of performance) will be made.

The Mississippi NASA EPSCoR Office is soliciting two‐page white papers from potential proposers at Mississippi universities. One of these papers will be selected by the Mississippi Research Consortium (MRC) for development into a full proposal to this NASA program.

To be seriously considered for selection, white papers must demonstrate:

— direct ties with, and responsiveness to the objectives of a NASA Center or Directorate;

— a collaboration among two or more Mississippi colleges or universities; and,

— involvement of faculty/students from groups underrepresented/underserved in STEM.

The most competitive white papers may also demonstrate partnerships or cooperative arrangements with one or more of the following: other government agencies, business/industry, private research foundations, jurisdiction agencies, local agencies, and/or additional academic institutions.

All white paper submissions must be submitted to MS NASA EPSCoR Director Peter Sukanek at cmpcs@olemiss.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 4.

Dr. Sukanek will conduct the first‐stage review to assess the white paper’s responsiveness to the CAN solicitation. The white papers, along with the first-stage review assessments, will then be provided to the MRC, which will judge and select the best paper for development into a full proposal for submission to NASA.

Additionally, Mississippi State faculty who submit white papers are asked to CC: Assistant Vice President for Research Teresa Gammill at tgammill@research.msstate.edu with their submission to Dr. Sukanek.

Click here to download additional information about the solicitation of white papers.

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