This Funder Tool Kit specifically highlights the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It includes news, priorities, funding opportunities, and award history, as well as proposal guidance and resources. The Funder Tool Kits are a collaborative effort between the UCF Libraries and ORC Research Development Team.
Cross search the UCF Libraries Catalog and many of the databases, journals, magazines, newspapers and ebooks.
How-to Guides - news, information and resources on a number of NASA topics
Useful Links from NASA - official documents, policies, program links, and more
Pivot database (NASA saved search) - find, track, and share current/anticipated funding opportunities
NSPIRES - View opportunities listed in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System
Grants.gov (NASA search) - Browse current and forecasted funding opportunities
NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) - search for pending and awarded grants (searchable by institution, year, keywords, and more)
NASA Grant Stats - submission and award information, reports, and abstracts
The Research Development team maintains a library of internal/external submitted proposals and can assist with securing a sample and submitting FOIA requests. Contact Madhavi (Maddy) Chokshi for more information.
Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement - agency-level proposal guidelines
2014 Strategic Plan from NASA - includes goals, objectives, and approaches
Science Strategy - from the Science Mission Directorate
Research: Start to Finish Writing NASA Proposals - presentation slides
This guide provides quick-reference information to complete NASA proposals (refer to the RFP for special requirements. If applicable, see NASA Guidance for the Preparation and Submission of Unsolicited Proposals).
Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement - agency-level proposal guidelines. Selected sections of the guidebook are included below for quick reference.
Grant applications must be submitted through the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System (NSPIRES). This website will provide prospective grant applicants with information and all required documents for the NASA application process.
Statement on Digital Data Management - Data management involves all stages of the digital data life cycle including capture, analysis, sharing, and preservation. The focus of this statement is sharing and preservation of digital research data.
NASA - Funded Research Results - Data policy, information, results, and Directorate-specific guidance
A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.
R: The Research Development team promises to rapidly Respond to investigator needs by immediately making ourselves available and beginning the research support process.
E: The Research Development team can Evaluate needs and available assets based on agency/RFP guidelines, existing infrastructure, collaboration requirements, and special requests (such as samples from the proposal library or FOIA requests and templates created for the specific announcement/agency).
A: The Research Development team can Assist with proposal components and coordinate efforts with the C&G team and College/Institute Administrators. Research Development can help prepare non-technical components of the proposal such as Facilities Equipment & Other Resources, Current & Pending Support, Letters of Collaboration, Biographical Sketches, Collaborators & Other Affiliations, research timeline tables, and perform searches for UCF facts and demographics/enrollment data. We can point to on-line materials that support the proposal preparation.
C: The Research Development team can Coordinate the proposal progress through meeting/communication assistance, identification and connection with collaborators/partners, document management, review coordination (editorial review, technical peer review), proposal progress scheduling, and follow-ups with collaborators.
T: The Research Development team can Track proposals through the stages of revision and finalization, and can provide post-submission evaluation.