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Funder Tool Kits: NASA


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 OR Research Development Team.


FIND INFORMATION: News, Funding Opportunities, and Past Awards

Pivot database (NASA saved search) - find, track, and share current/anticipated funding opportunities

Guide to NASA Research Funding (FY 2017)

NSPIRES - View opportunities listed in the NASA Solicitation and Proposal Integrated Review and Evaluation System

  • A comprehensive list of open, future and closed/past selected NASA solicitations are posted on the NSPIRES website. If pursuing a NASA funding opportunity, it is wise to subscribe to receive email updates for that opportunity, as it is not unusual for one or more amendments to be posted between the original release date and the due date. (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

FOIA Request Information (NASA)

The OR 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.

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PLAN YOUR PROPOSAL: Guidance and Resources

NASA's Plan for Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research

Data Management Plan (DMP) Requirements

UCF Library Support - The UCF library maintains a Data Management Research Guide. You can schedule a consultation to meet with a librarian for an in-depth one on one consultation specific to your research topic.

  • Crafting the Data Management Plan - led by Lee Dotson
  • DMP Tool - Create, review, and share DMPs that meet institutional and funder requirements. The DMP Tool Blog and Webinar Series provide helpful guidance.
  • STARS - UCF researchers are eligible to submit materials to STARS, a university-wide digital repository hosted on the Digital Commons platform (a comprehensive hosted solution for storing, managing, and sharing data). Click here to visit the researcher portion of the FAQs for STARS.
  • - The Registry of Research Data Repositories is a tool for helping identify and locate online repositories of research data. 
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DRAFT YOUR PROPOSAL: Section Instructions and Templates

The resource links below are from the 2018 Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement (revised March 2018). Refer to RFPs for special requirements. If applicable, see NASA Guidance for the Preparation and Submission of Unsolicited Proposals. Selected sections of the guidebook are included 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.

The OR Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, reviews, and more. Visit our website for more information.


NASA Point of Contact at UCF

Information on Office of Research points of contact related to contracts, proposal submission, compliance, tech transfer, IRB, and IACUC is available at 

Support from UCF Librarians

Get Help With:

  • Citation Management
  • Data Management Plans
  • Publishing & Author Rights
  • STARS - Data Hosting
  • Literature Review (select by subject from the list below):

    General Proposal Support from Research Development Team

    Now that you have found the perfect funding opportunity, let us help you build the perfect proposal. The OR Research Development team can help with planning, preparation assistance, draft review feedback, informational resources, and more! Visit our website for next steps information.

    Large Proposal Support from Research Development Team

    A unique approach to supporting large, complex proposal submissions.

    Find Potential Collaborators

    Find potential collaborators via the PIVOT Database - Run a search or View tutorials

    Find scholarship resulting from NASA Awards with the Web of Science View tutorial or Search now

    See awardees using the NASA Award Database Search all awards

    The OR Research Development Team would be happy to help search for potential collaborators at UCF. Visit our website for more information.