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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 ORC Research Development Team.


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News, Opportunities, and Awards

NASA Budget Documents, Strategic Plans and Performance Reports

NASA Programs/Funding (FY 2017)

How-to Guides - news, information and resources on a number of NASA topics

Useful Links from NASA - official documents, policies, program links, and more

Follow NASA - Social Media, NASA Socials, Get Involved and NASA Chats

DownloadsRSS FeedsApps, Podcasts, E-Books, and Sounds 

NASA Audiences - For EducatorsFor Media, and For Students

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

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.

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NASA Proposal Guidance

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).

The Research Development Team can provide support with proposal coordination, templates, samples, supplemental documents, peer/editorial reviews, and more. Contact Joshua Roney for more information.

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.

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

Data Management Plan (DMP) Requirements

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

DMP - Frequently Asked Questions

NASA's Open Data Portal

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REACT support from ORC Research Development Team

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.