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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.




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FIND INFORMATION: News, Funding Opportunities, and Past Awards

NASA Budget Documents, Strategic Plans and Performance Reports

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

Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Exchange - resource for identifying MSI institutional collaborators in the United States, including information about UCF.

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

Guide to NASA Research Funding

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

NASA Task Book - database of funded proposals from the Space Biology, Physical Sciences, and Human Research Programs since 2004

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 for more information.

PLAN YOUR PROPOSAL: Guidance and Resources

Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement - agency-level proposal guidelines

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

Strategic Plan from NASA - includes goals, objectives, and approaches

Science Strategy - from the Science Mission Directorate

NASA Scientific and Technical Information

NASA Guidelines for Ensuring the Quality of Information

NASA - Resources for Researchers

Research: Start to Finish Writing NASA Proposals - presentation slides

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. 

DRAFT YOUR PROPOSAL: Section Instructions and Templates

The resource links below are from the Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement . 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.

Points of Contact at UCF

Research Development
Office of Research
University of Central Florida


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

Citation Management

Data Management Plans

Publishing & Author Rights

STARS - Data Hosting

Support across the Research Lifecycle

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.

EARLIER - Support for Large, Complex Proposals with Significant Impact

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.