Travel Grants

​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

  • Five Competitively Selected Travel Grant Awards selected by NASA Oklahoma EPSCoR Committee
  • $2,800 award
  • Funds for faculty to spend up to three days and two nights visiting with NASA scientists to explore research collaborations and forge a direct partnership at NASA Centers and NASA Mission Directorates
  • Faculty may include student researchers in travel
  • Research must align with
    NASA Strategic Plan 2014    https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/FY2014_NASA_SP_508c.pdf
    OneOklahoma – A Strategic Plan for Science and Technology – 2016 https://www.ok.gov/ocast/documents/2016OneOklahoma.pdf
  • Proposals Due: November 17, 2017
  • Awards Announced: December 8, 2017
  • Period of Performance: December 8, 2017 – May 15, 2018
  • Research Report Due:  June 1, 2018

 Review Criteria
Research Proposed:
           Scientific and technical merit (25 points)
           Relevance to NASA (25 points)
           Relevance to Oklahoma (15 points)

Budget and Justification ( 15 points)

NASA Contact Letter - should reflect strong support for research collaboration from a NASA contact (20 points)

Total Score (100 points)


**All travel must be domestic only. Research Initiation Grant funds may not be used for international travel**

**Only proposals utilizing the provided linked forms will be reviewed**

**Permanent equipment and faculty salaries may not be included in the budget**

** No IDC may be charged**

Proposal Submission

A single PDF document consisting of the following items should be submitted no later than close of business November 17, 2017 to OKSG.EPSCoR@ou.edu

  • A cover/application page: PDF
  • A one page abstract 
  • A budget with a justification for each line item:   PDF
  • A letter of support and a commitment to collaborate from a NASA Center counterpart

NASA Mission Directorates