The Board of Regents (BoR) solicits proposals to facilitate science and engineering (S&E) research, education and training opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. Funding for this program is available under Louisiana’s NSF EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) award. The Links with Industry, Research Centers, and National Laboratories (LINK) program will be administered through the BoR’s Office of Sponsored Programs and will operate under the guidance of the State’s EPSCoR Committee.
Through Federal/State supports, an ecosystem of Core User Facilities (CUF) at LSU, Louisiana Tech, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Tulane University has been established, which includes the Advanced Manufacturing and Machining Facility (AMMF), the Materials Manufacturing, Testing, and Evaluation Facility (MMTEF), the Shared Instrumentation Facility (SIF), the Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM), the Institute for Materials Research and are given access at the same rates charged to the on-campus users. Collectively, these are called LAMDA Core User Facilities (LAMDA-CUF), https://www.lsu.edu/eng/cimm/CUF/index.php. This RFP is designed to facilitate science and engineering (S&E) research, education and training opportunities for faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students by providing access for qualified proposals to the LAMDA-CUF.
NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement (OSTEM), anticipates soliciting proposals for the fiscal year 2024 (FY24) NASA Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Rapid Response Research (R3) program during the fall of 2023 with submissions from jurisdictions due in February of 2024. The NASA EPSCoR R3 is a collaborative effort between NASA EPSCoR in collaboration with the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Planetary Science Division, Biological and Physical Sciences Division, Astrophysics Division (APD), Computational and Information Sciences and Technology Office (CISTO), Earth Science Division (ESD), and the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) Commercial Space Capabilities Office (CSCO), along with the Marshall Spaceflight Center (MSFC), Ames Research Center(ARC),and the Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer (OCHMO). The goals of R3 are to provide a streamlined method to address research issues important to NASA, and to enable NASA EPSCoR researchers to work with NASA to solve research issues impacting the Agency’s programs/missions.