With support from NASA and the Kansas Board of Regents - the Kansas NASA EPSCoR Program (KNEP) anticipates awarding a Seed Research Initiation (SRI) grant under the KNEP Research Infrastructure Development (RID) program. SRI grants are designed to assist investigators in starting research projects having a high probability for sustained growth and value to NASA and Kansas.
A successful SRI grant leads to productive collaborations, joint publications, and additional grant awards. A direct impact on state economic development is also extremely desirable. Ultimately, the goal is to form long-term self-sustaining nationally competitive capabilities that meet both NASA and Kansas’s research infrastructure development goals.
Awards are competitive, with a strong emphasis on:
KNEP focuses its program and project elements on NASA’s interests. From the Kansas perspective, as outlined in previous sections, the following specific “NASA Strategic Plan 2014” goals and objectives are significant:
For additional information on these goals, see: https://nasainkansas.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/KS-NASA-EPSCoR-SRI-2023-RFP.pdf#page=6
Some specific KNEP SRI target outcomes, per award, include: