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NASA Early Career Funding Opportunities

NSPIRES Early Career Faculty (ECF) - NNH17ZOA001N-17ECF_B1

  • Deadline 
    • Notice of Intent Due - March 3, 2017 (5 PM ET)
    • ​Proposal Due - March 31, 2017 (5 PM ET)
  • Who is eligible to apply? 
    • PI must be an untenured Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the sponsoring U.S. university at the time of award. 
    • Be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency no later than August 1 following the proposal submission deadline. 
    • A PI may only submit one proposal in response to this solicitation. 
  • What is the budget and duration? 
    • $200,000/year for up to 3 year
  • Additional Notes
    • ECF is focused on supporting outstanding faculty researchers early in their careers as they conduct space technology research of high priority to NASA’s Mission Directorates.
    • Co-Investigators are not permitted. 
    • Collaborators are permitted.
    • PI's citizenship status chould be addressed in both biosketch and department letter.
    • Award will be terminated wif PI transfers to a position that is not either tenure track or tenured. 
    • View solicitation HERE.

New (Early Career) Investigator Program in Earth Science (NIP) - NNH17ZDA001N-NIP

  • Deadline
    • Notice of Intent to Proposal Due - August 14, 2017
    • Full Proposal Due - October 5, 2017
  • Who is eligible to apply?
    • A NIP proposal PI must be a U.S. citizen or have lawful status of permanent residency.
    • He/she must be a recent Ph.D. recipient, defined as having graduated on or after January 1 of the year that is no more than five years before the issuance date of this ROSES NASA Research Announcement (NRA) (i.e., after January 1, 2012).
    • Be in tenure- or nontenure-track positions in either teaching or research or both, as long as the employing institution assumes the responsibility of submitting the proposal with the individual as the proposed PI.
    • Not hold or have held tenure (or equivalent) on or before the submission deadline of this program.
    • Not be a current or former recipient of the NIP or Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • What is the budget and duration?
    • The anticipated average award is $80-90K per year for a period of up to three years,
  • Additional Notes
    • The NIP supports all aspects of scientific and technological research aimed to advance NASA’s mission in Earth system science (
    • In research and analysis, the focus areas are:
      • Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems
      • Climate Variability and Change
      • Water and Energy Cycle
      • Atmospheric Composition
      • Weather
      • Earth Surface and Interior