June 17, 2009

NASA announces research award recipients

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded about $19 million to U.S. colleges and universities for research and technology development.

The research, in areas of importance to NASA's mission, will also enable faculty development and higher education student support, the space agency said.

The selections are part of NASA's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research. The program helps develop partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions and industry. The selected proposals support all four of NASA's mission directorates: aeronautics, exploration systems, science and space operations.

Officials said 27 proposals were selected from organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia.

The maximum award is $750,000 for a 3-year period. A one-to-one match of funds is required for every NASA dollar awarded.

A list of selected projects is available at http://nspires.nasaprs.com/external/viewrepositorydocument/cmdocumentid=194694/EPSCoR%202009%20Research%20Awards.pdf.